Musicians React to Mel Tillis' Death

The country music world is reacting to the death of Mel Tillis, who passed away Sunday (Nov. 19) after a long illness. He was 85.

Stars such as Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Crystal Gale, Charlie Daniels, and others, paid tribute to the late artist on social media.

“Some of my most cherished memories are the times I spent with Mel Tillis,” Shelton wrote on Twitter. “Many many great memories. From fishing, to just having a beer, to him crashing my concert!”

One of the most colorful personalities the music business has ever seen, the Country Music Hall of Fame member enjoyed success as a writer, actor, and performer, as well as a comedian during his storied career.

Read more tributes to Tillis below.

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