MusicRow is honored to announce Pam Tillis as the featured speaker at MusicRow‘s Rising Women on the Row breakfast on Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
Guests will be treated to an on-stage interview with Tillis and MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson.
The previously announced Rising Women on the Row honorees for 2020 are Jen Conger (FBMM, Business Manager), JoJamie Hahr (BBR Music Group/BMG, VP Marketing), Mandy Gallagher Morrison (City National Bank, Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager), Missy Roberts(Universal Music Publishing Group, Senior Creative Director), Jennie Smythe (Girlilla Marketing, CEO) and Stephanie Wright (UMG Nashville, Senior VP, A&R). Read more about the honorees here.
City National Bank, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, and Loeb & Loeb are the Presenting Sponsors for the 2020 Rising Women on the Row event.
A special performance, sponsored by Radio Disney Country, will also be announced soon.
As the child of country music royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. After many false starts with her own recording career, including a pop single on Elektra and 1984’s “Above And Beyond The Doll Of Cutey” for Warner Brothers, Tillis came to the attention of Tim Dubois who headed up the Nashville office of Arista records.
After much soul searching, Tillis made the commitment to make an honest country record. The album Put Yourself In My Place yielded two No. 1 songs, two top five singles, and one top twenty hit, and in its first year the album was certified Gold. Tillis followed this success with three Platinum albums on Arista, including Homeward Looking Angel in 1992, Sweethearts Dance in 1994 and Greatest Hits in 1997. Tillis achieved six No. 1 songs during this time including “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis,” while 14 of Pam’s other singles landed in the top ten and top twenty.
Tillis fell in love with music at an early age. Band, chorus, talent shows, church and the creative community of Nashville all helped to shape the young singer. Growing up, Pam was in a variety of bands, spanning from jazz and alternative country to top 40. She sang demos and lent her voice to many national jingles including Coca Cola, Country Time Lemonade and a Coors Silver Bullet with country superstar, Alan Jackson. At the same time, Tillis worked as a staff writer for Elektra Asylum Publishing and later took a job writing for Warner Brothers Publishing, which resulted in her songs being recorded by some of the biggest names throughout all genres of music, including artists like Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and the top 10 hit “Someone Else’s Trouble Now” for Highway 101.
Tillis has performed on the stages of Broadway in New York, modeled on the pages of Glamourmagazine and is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Some of Tillis’ most memorable award moments are being a 3-time CMA award winner including the prestigious 1994’s Female Vocalist Of The Year Award, and being nominated multiple times for Grammy’s Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1993 for “Maybe It Was Memphis,” in 1996 for “Mi Vida Loca,” and in 1998 for “All The Good Ones Are Gone.” Tillis is also proud to be a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, and an American Music Award’s nominee.
Tillis has celebrated an IBMA award win in 2004 for Recorded Event Of The Year “Livin’ Lovin’ Losin’” and most recently a 2012 IBMA Song Of The Year nomination for co-writing Dale Ann Bradley’s “Somewhere South Of Crazy”.
Though Tillis has rolled easily with the tides and has drawn something from every new twist the ever-changing country music world has shown her, she has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. The results have been records that emanate an almost painful beauty. She’s garnered more than 30 charting singles on Billboard charts, and 10 studio albums including her favorite, the critically acclaimed 2002 It’s All Relative (a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis), and three other releases Rhinestoned, Recollection and Just In Time For Christmas off her own label, Stellar Cat Records. In 2012 Red River Entertainment released Dos Divas a country duo album with fellow superstar Lorrie Morgan under the name Grits and Glamour.
Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career. She will release her eleventh studio album, Looking For A Feeling, April 24 on Stellar Cat Records via OneRPM Distribution, and is currently touring extensively on her own as well as with her Grits And Glamour tour partner, country star, Lorrie Morgan.
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