Mel Tillis Undergoes Heart Surgery

Mar 12, 2014 -- 9:00am

Legendary singer/songwriter Mel Tillis has undergone heart surgery.  His daughter Pam released a statement saying the procedure was routine, and that her father is recovering well.  Even adding, "In typical Mel Tillis fashion, he’s already cutting up and cracking jokes with the nurses.  Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated."  Prayers going up for a speedy recovery.

And plenty of stars are picking a side on the recent Sea World controversy after the documentary 'Blackfish' was released.  Sea World usually hosts a slew of concerts, but after the film was released many are backing out.  Scotty McCreery says he's playing, Martina McBride is not.  But Trisha Yearwood isn't playing because she says she's not educated enough to make a decision.  Before tickets went on sale for her scheduled date, Yearwood backed out saying, “I really didn’t want to be involved in a controversy that I was not educated about, so before tickets went on sale, I pulled out. I thought, ‘This is a battle I don’t want to fight, because I don’t know anything about it.’”  She says she's 100% on the fence, so she's not choosing a side.

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