Tillis Salutes Her Lineage With 'Relative'
Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a tribute album featuring the songs of her legendary father, Mel Tillis. The disc is due Aug. 27 and will be her debut on Columbia/Lucky Dog,Country singer Pam Tillis has wrapped "It's All Relative," a tribute album featuring the songs of her legendary father, Mel Tillis. The disc is due Aug. 27 and will be her debut on Columbia/Lucky Dog, to which she signed earlier this year. It features guests including the elder Tillis himself, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Dolly Parton, the Jordanaires, Delbert McClinton, and Marty Stuart.
"A lot of people don't realize what an incredible career my dad has had and how many No. 1 hit songs he wrote, recorded, and won awards for," Tillis said in a statement about the project. "These aren't just songs I love; these are my earliest musical memories." She produced eight of the album's tracks, with Asleep At The Wheel frontman Ray Benson handling production on the other four.
The younger Tillis is a highly successful artist in her own right, having logged 29 songs on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart since 1990, including the 1995 No. 1 hit "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)" and 12 other top-10 hits. Her first seven albums were released on Arista, with her greatest-hits set debuting at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart in June 1997.
She will be on the road in North America through the fall, beginning June 1 in Uncasville, Conn. Here is her tour schedule:
June 1: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
June 2: Annapolis, Md. (Ramshead)
June 8: Panama City, Fla. (Mariott Hotel)
June 15: Bayfield, Wis. (Big Top Chautauqua)
June 29: Sullivan, Mo. (Meramec Community Fair)
July 12: Calgary, Alberta (Silver Dollar Casino)
July 14: Vinton, La. (Delta Downs Racetrack)
July 19: Pierce, Neb. (Pierce County Fair)
July 20: Gypsum, Colo. (Gypsum Days)
July 26: West Branch, Mich. (Harley Davidson Hog Party)
Aug. 8: Ogden, Utah (Weber County Fair)
Aug. 10: Castle Rock, Colo. (Douglas County Fairgrounds)
Aug. 16: Havelock, Ontario (Country Jamboree)
Aug. 24: Aurora, Ill. (Paramount Arts Center)
Sept. 1: Forksville, Pa. (Sullivan County Fair)
Sept. 8: Hebron, Conn. (Harvest Fair)
Oct. 21: Raleigh, N.C. (North Carolina State Fair)