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Country music legend Mel Tillis recovering from heart surgery

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Country music legend Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville after having heart surgery over the weekend.

His daughter, Pam Tillis, released the following statement on Monday:

"Over the weekend, daddy required a routine heart procedure. He's doing fantastic and is expected to make a full recovery. In typical Mel Tillis fashion, he's already cutting up and cracking jokes with the nurses. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated."

Tillis is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He has recorded more than 60 albums and has had 35 Top Ten singles.

For updates on Tillis, visit his website at www.meltillis.com.

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