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Mel Tillis being released from hospital after heart surgery

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Country music legend Mel Tillis is being released from the hospital after having heart surgery last weekend.

His daughter, Pam Tillis, released the following statement: "Dad is doing great and is happy to be leaving the hospital in time to catch today's Florida vs. Missouri game."

He says he plans to be back on the road soon and to release new music later in the year.

Tillis is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He has recorded more than 60 albums and has had 35 Top Ten singles.

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