Upon learning the news of the passing of Country Music Hall of Fame member and singer/songwriter Mel Tillis, country and bluegrass artist Ricky Skaggs has released the following statement:
“One of the great entertainers in our business has gone on to his next assignment. It won’t be entertaining! It’ll be total rest, peace and love. Jesus is the star!!! Thank you Mel for playing a big part in my journey. Always loved being with you. You will be missed here.” –Ricky Skaggs