Pamela Yvonne Tillis also known as ‘Pam Tillis,’ a well known American country singer, was born on 24th July 1957, in Plant City, Florida, United States. Her father Mel Tillis was also a very popular country singer who from the beginning of her childhood started to gave her training on playing piano and guitar.
Her mother Doris use to enjoy their chemistry from behind. Today looking at her success, it seems that Pam Tillis got that form gene.
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Pam Tillis Early Life
Being a papa’s girl, she started to follow the footstep of her father to become a country singer. As a baby, she used to listen her father’s demo tapes as her lullabies and napped in a guitar case. At age four, she wrote songs to sing for her kindergarten teacher. At the age of eight, she made her debut with her father on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville. At the age of 12, she mastered playing guitar. She began writing at the age of 13.
After completing her school, Pam Tillis went to the University of Tennessee where she devoted her complete focus in singing as she was determined to pursue her career in singing. At the age of 15, her parents divorced and she became somewhat wild and rebellious due to impact of this. At the age of 16, she had a near-fatal accident, which required extensive facial reconstruction.
After her recovery, she started to devote herself to singing completely and dropped out of college. She joined a rock band but as this did not work out very well, in 1979 she went back to Nashville to work as a songwriter for her father’s publishing company. Tillis said ‘lot of people pretend that Dad taught me these things, but he was working 300 days of a year, she explained that she learned music by absorbing like a sponge.
Pam Tillis Career Development
Pam has given numerous hits from her successful career. It is quite surprising that she started her journey when she was just eight and has come a long way, but looking at her it seems quite unbelievable that Pam Tillis is 61 years old now.
Pam Tillis Songs And Albums
Pam Tillis had a long and successful singing career. Tillis’s actually cut her teeth on pop, rock and roll, jazz, and even punk rock before settling into country music but she got success as a singer-songwriter after years of avoiding this traditional country music.
Tillis released her pop album in 1983 when she signed a deal with Warner Bros Records. This was the time when she was trying her writing and trying to find her sound. At that time she released nine singles and a debut album titled ‘Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutie.’ In 1989, she signed with Arista/Nashville and she started to found her voice as country singer.
In 1991, she released her first completely country album ‘Put Yourself in My Place’ which was a timeless hit. She then started her journey as a country singer and throughout her journey till now, she has sung hundreds of song, which are still afresh to us.
Pam Tillis Awards And Honors
Pam won a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1999 for multi-artist collaboration in Same Old Train. Additionally, her next most significant achievement is by Country Music Association in 1994 for Female Vocalist of the Year followed by CMA President’s Award in 1998.
Pam Tillis has also received two Recorded Event of the Year awards form International Bluegrass Music Association. Keeping aside all of her achievement, Tillis had earned one of country’s music’s crowning achievement, becoming a member of Grand Ole Opry, when she was inducted in 2000.
Pam Tillis Husband And Kids
Pam Tillis married twice in her life but got divorce at last. Her first marriage was with Matthew Spicher, but the couple got separated after things didn’t work out well. Then Pam married to songwriter Bob DiPiero in 1991, with a hope that may this time it works but after seven years of togetherness, Pam’s second marriage ended too. Done with marriage and divorces, Pam has grown her son from her first marriage, Ben-Asher Manson and currently resides in Nashville.
Pam Tillis Net Worth And Income
Tillis’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2019. According to many Online resources, Pam Tillis’s estimated net worth $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.).