Mel Tillis: Overcame Adversity and Entered the Pantheon of Country Music.

Born today: country singer, Mel Tillis,

Was famous once and to many still is.

Malaria made him stutter, as well.

Among his songs “Who’s Julie” and “M-M-Mel”.

Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry, 2007

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  • Stuttering and still singing? Oh my, that takes courage!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    That was his claim to fame.

  • Another prominent stutterer is Joe Biden. You can still hear the hint of it in momentary pauses in his speech.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Which the Right uses unabashedly to accuse him of being senile.

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