Personalities | Pam Tillis | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1957)

The daughter of songwriter Mel Tillis started performing at the age of eight, learning to play various instruments at Nashville’s Blair Academy. In the late 1970s, she tried various musical ventures, before singing back-up in her father’s road show in the 1980s and releasing five minor chart singles. Emerging country label Arista signed her and the spirited ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’ (1991) was her debut Top 5 hit. Her vibrant vocal style was highlighted in ‘Maybe It Was Memphis’ (1992) and ‘Cleopatra, Queen Of Denial’ (1993).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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