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The Urban Cowboy Reunion Show Fulfills Mel Tillis’ Schedule at Clay Cooper Theatre

Kathy of Mel Tillis Enterprises has informed Clay Cooper that Mel Tillis will need more time to recover from his extensive surgery. “Mel is still on the mend. I have no doubt he will fully recover, just taking longer than expected or hoped.” The family and friends of Mel Tillis would like to thank all the family, friends, and fans for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers as Mel continues to recover from his surgery.
As Mel continues to get well, his good friends Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee will be filling in for their friend at the Clay Cooper Theatre, celebrating their 35th Anniversary with the Urban Cowboy Reunion, October 3- December 1. These two country music legends will give you a night to remember as they bring back some of their chart topping songs completed with memories of the 1980 hit movie, Urban Cowboy. Gilley and Lee have earned an outstanding 38 Chart singles with 20 #1 hits including Gilley’s “Room Full of Roses”, “Don’t the Girls all Get Prettier at Closing Time,” and Lee’s “Cherokee Fiddle” and “Lookin’ for Love”. Sharing 10 years of their music careers together, these two are sure to put on an evening of great music, fun memories, and incredible entertainment!
Clay Cooper said, “We are really going to miss Mel this year! He has kept our theatre crew laughing and my boys love him. We ask for continued prayers for a full recovery for our buddy.” As for the Urban Cowboy Reunion, Cooper added, “I had the pleasure of working with Johnny Lee during my Country Tonite days and I’ve spent a lot of time with my pal, Mickey, during the tragic loss of our great friend Joey Riley. I’m looking forward to seeing these two country music legends appear on stage together.”
Again, we ask you for continued prayers for Mel and his family. We hope to see Mel on stage again soon!

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