Mel Tillis, the country music legend who wrote and sang dozens of chart-topping hits, is dead.
Tillis died Sunday morning of respiratory failure.
Tillis recorded more than 60 albums and scored 3 dozens top 10 singles in his decades-long career.
He wrote the classic, “Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town),” “Detroit City” and “Mental Revenge.” Tillis also recorded “Coca Cola Cowboy,” featured in the Clint Eastwood flick “Every Which Way but Loose.”
Tillis was indicuted into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
He was 85.