Pam Tillis At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Pam Tillis, daughter of famous country singer/songwriter Mel Tillis, fell right into dad's footsteps as a country singer/songwriter. Growing up with a famous dad certainly helped Pam, she grew up in Nashville, made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage at age eight singing “Tom Dooley,” and taught herself to play guitar by age 12. In high school, she was in two bands, a swing band and a folk duo. She left college after only a couple of years to work at her dad's songwriting publishing company. However, she was determined to make a career for herself so she moved to California in 1978 to form the jazz and rock band Freelight. After a year, she returned to her country roots in Nashville where she started to make her own mark out of her dad's shadow.