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Mel Tillis, 'The Coca-Cola Cowboy," to Perform Fundraising Concert Benefiting Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery

Proceeds from ticket sales to help build Gallery inside Mill Town Music Hall.
    BREMEN, GA, July 17, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Legendary entertainer Mel Tillis will take the stage at Mill Town Music Hall on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. EST. Tillis has recorded more than 60 albums since the late 1950s and ticket sales from the show will benefit the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery. Tillis worked with his long-time friend and Bremen-native Harold Shedd while at the Music Mill Studio in Nashville, Tenn. The Harold Shedd Music Gallery is scheduled to open later in 2014. Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

Thirty-six of Tillis' songs have reached Top 10 status (with nine going to Number One). Some of his Top 10 Hits include, I Ain't Never, Good Woman Blues and Coca-Cola Cowboy. In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music. He has been awarded both Entertainer of the Year and Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA). He has also been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tillis has appeared in numerous feature films, including Every Which Way But Loose with Clint Eastwood and Cannonball Run with Burt Reynolds, and he played the lead role in Uphill All the Way with Roy Clark. His daughter is country music singer Pam Tillis.

Plans are underway to open the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery, a non-profit extension at Mill Town Music Hall, to serve as a tourist attraction which celebrates music history connected to the state of Georgia. Once built, the gallery will honor the renowned country music executive/producer Harold Shedd. A Georgia Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Shedd worked with artists such as Alabama, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. Currently, he's working with Alabama on their latest album and tour. Proceeds from this concert will help with the construction costs related to the gallery.

Tickets for the Mel Tillis concert are $40 for "premium reserved" and $30 for "reserved" in advance. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets through Ticket Alternative at 1-877-725-8849, online at the Mill Town Music Hall website (www.MillTownMusicHall.com) or at the Mill Town Music Hall box office. For additional information, please call the Mill Town Music Hall box office at 770-537-6455.

Upcoming events at Mill Town Music Hall include: "The Heart Behind the Music" concert featuring Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Teddy Gentry and Bryan White on July 17; Sara Evans on July 18; The Oak Ridge Boys on August 16; The Ultimate Date Night with Comedian Kenn Kington on August 23; Marty Stuart on Sept. 11; Kenny Loggins on Oct. 27; and Ricky Skaggs on Nov. 14. For more information about Mill Town Music Hall or for an upcoming calendar of events, please visit us at http://www.MillTownMusicHall.com, follow us on Twitter @Mill_Town_Music_Hall or on Facebook.

About The Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery
The Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery's mission is to educate the general public about the country music contributions of Harold Shedd, a West Georgia grown music producer sensation, as well as the contributions of other music industry leaders from West Georgia ranging from performers, producers, songwriters, agents and more. The educational programs will be designed to regain a sense of pride in West GA once lost due to the reduction of the clothing manufacturing business and to instill a sense of hope and aspiration in West Georgia's business leaders of tomorrow.

About Harold Shedd
Born in Buchanan and raised in Bremen, GA, Shedd played in a local band and served as a disc jockey for 14 years prior to moving to Nashville. In 1979, he was instrumental in signing Alabama for RCA and then produced 21 consecutive number one hits for the band. He also produced albums for Mel Tillis, Louise Mandrell, Glen Campbell and Reba McEntire. In 1988, Shedd joined Mercury Polygram Records Nashville, where during the next six years he oversaw the signing of Kentucky Headhunters, Shania Twain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Toby Keith and Kathy Mattea. Shedd was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1989.

About Mill Town Music Hall
Mill Town Music Hall is committed to providing West Georgia with a quality wholesome entertainment venue and opened on Feb. 2, 2012. It is the largest facility of its kind in West Georgia and comfortably seats 1,000 people. Boasting a state-of-the-art audio and visual system, the venue hosts numerous Country, Contemporary Christian, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass concerts, along with other family-friendly events. The facility can also be rented for corporate events and private receptions. The venues top sponsors include Tanner Health System, R.K. Redding Construction and Systems & Methods Inc. Please visit http://www.MillTownMusicHall.com for the most up to date calendar of events.


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