Stomping Our Feet in Branson! Meet a Legend – Mel Tillis! #BransonFun

100_6117On Our Stomping our Feet in Branson trip, we headed over to Clay Cooper Theatre to see the Legendary M-M-Mel Live with the Statesiders. Yes! Mel Tillis. Gosh what can I say about him…

Well, He is an accomplished singer and songwriter with over a 1000 songs to his credit. Some he sang himself, and some sang by many stars in the music business.

Mel also appeared in several movies, like Love Revival, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings , The Villain , Smokey and the Bandit II ,The Cannonball Run (, and Uphill All the Way . Of course he added another hit in 1979 with “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” which was used in Clint Eastwood’s movie, Every Which Way but Loose (Mel also made a cameo appearance in that film).

mel tillis and presidentThe Grand Ole Opry inducted Mel Tillis on June 9, 2007 and he was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame that same year (about time).
In 1976 he won the CMA’s most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year, and was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mel also received the National Medal of Arts President Obama in 2012.

At the awesome young age of 83, Mel and his band, the Statesiders, still travel and perform for audiences across the country. With his fun sense of humor and golden voice, he proves he can still thrill music fans with songs and wit.

Mel Tillis is a perfect addition to our trip, and I did see The MOM tapping her foot on several occasions.


You all know how much I was looking forward to sitting down and visiting with Mel.

Sadly, our interview fell through due to his son’s absence from a broken foot, and my contact coordinator’s unexpected surgery. I wish them both a speedy recovery.

That did not stop me from at least meeting Mel.

Just an awesome guy and really … what do you do when you meet a Legend?

Well, you dang near faint! He gave me a big hug and I was one happy gal!


If you are planning a trip to Branson, check out Mel Tillis’s Show at Clay Cooper’s.

I guarantee you will make your Mama smile… Mine did.

Learn More at Mel Tillis

Get more info on Mel’s schedule plus other shows at Clay Cooper Theatre

And check out their Facebook page


Still more on our Stomping our Feet in Branson to come.

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45 Responses to Stomping Our Feet in Branson! Meet a Legend – Mel Tillis! #BransonFun

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Oh how exciting that you got to meet him. I was like that last year when I met Donnie Wahlberg 🙂

  2. So much awesome right there! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
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  3. Jolleen Ruiz says:

    Oh that is so cool, thanks for sharing!
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  4. melodi steinberg says:

    aw, that must have been so very exciting for you!

  5. tara pittman says:

    Branson sounds like a fun place. I need to visit it next time I visit my parents in Neosho.
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  6. rika says:

    can’t wait to visit Branson. Its a great place to visit with family

  7. This looks like it would be such a fun time!
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  8. Looks like you had a great visit.
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  9. Shaylee says:

    Wow looks like you had a wonderful time! I hope to visit there someday!
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  10. Wow, you must have been so excited to meet such legend memories are forever what a great experience and fun time you had visiting Branson.
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  11. Liz Mays says:

    Wow, it’s so cool that you got to meet him! He’s a talented guy!
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  12. Karlyn Cruz says:

    How disappointing to miss out on the interview. I’m glad you got your hug though!
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  13. Joely Smith says:

    What fun! I live so close to Branson but have never been! I have been THROUGH it but not TO it. I need to go!
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  14. Amber NElson says:

    Looks like a great visit. Branson is a must see!
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  15. 204 Park says:

    What a fun post! 🙂

  16. Elizabeth O. says:

    It must have been an honor to meet him and have your picture taken with him. We should make time for these legends if we can, they have contributed a lot to our culture.
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  17. Claudette says:

    I must confess I have never heard of the man before, but you seemed right honoured to meet him so I am glad for you.
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  18. Cool that you got to meet Mel Tillis, I have never been to Branson before, so it’s good to get some ideas, thanks for sharing!
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  19. victoria says:

    Never been in Branson but i love to visit thee with my family.

  20. Most people I know go to Branson and have fun in the city lights – you go and meet a legend! How awesome!
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  21. Lexie Lane says:

    Ah! I’m sorry you didn’t get to interview him. That would have been a fun read but glad you at least got to meet!

  22. Erinn S says:

    Sounds like an entertaining show. My husband is in Branson at a lodge for a conference this week
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  23. Debra says:

    Mel Tillis! My Husband would be jealous! Sounds like they have a pretty active music scene in Branson.
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  24. Pam says:

    Sounds like an awesome show. Branson has a lot of fun stuff to do, doesn’t it?

  25. Mel Tillis is such a great singer. He’s a country music legend.
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  26. I bet that was a fun show to see. What an honor to meet such a music legend!
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  27. What a great opportunity to meet him. I will make sure not to miss his show when we go there.
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  28. So cool that The MOM got to meet him. Looks like you had fun.

  29. Shell says:

    So cool that you got to meet him! He’s so accomplished!
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  30. Jeanine says:

    That would be so fun! Sounds like a really fun show. I have no idea who this is but, looks like it would be a great time!
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  31. I haven’t been to the Grand Ole Oprey and think it would be fun. I have heard so many great things about Branson. I would like to go one day.
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  32. Lisa Nolan says:

    What a joy, I hope I’m a tenth as active as him when I’m old-er! Loved your post, felt like I was there!
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  33. Penelope says:

    Sounds like you had a blast! I would love to get to Branson soon. There are so many great family activities.
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  34. Crystal says:

    It’s wonderful to know he’s still out performing and doing what he loves. I hope to see him sometime soon.
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  35. Shann Eva says:

    How fun! I’ve always wanted to visit Branson. Glad you had such a great experience.
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  36. Sounds like you made the best of a failed situation but should get a redo! Maybe getting a hug from Mel is better than an interview anyway!
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  37. Kristi says:

    I bet that was a fun concert. I just went to Willie Nelson last summer.. I am not a huge concert goer but decided I would splurge to see him. Love that old country music.

  38. Theresa says:

    Too bad the interview fell through! However, I think it’s still nice he was up for a meet and greet with you!
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  39. Dawn says:

    Mel Tillis is so talented! This sounds like a fun time.
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  40. Stephany says:

    Haven’t heard of him but know about the Grand Ole Opry–I’m sure it was an honor.

  41. Chasing Joy says:

    Wow! He is very accomplished. To bad about the interview.

  42. Kristin says:

    Aw this must haven been so great. Thank you for sharing.

  43. Kiwi says:

    I love the ending on how Branson will make your momma smile! I am so happy ur family had such a great time in Branson!
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  44. I’ve heard awesome things about Branson! Sounds like you had a great time!
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