Mel Tillis was an American entertainer who composed more than a thousand country songs, many of which became standards. Tillis moved to Nashville in 1957, where he found the city’s industry executives bemused that a stutterer could be a recording artist, while his songwriting abilities gained quick acceptance. He soon had a contract and began to compose songs that would help redefine country music. His own success as a smooth, crooning baritone began in the late ’60s, with singles such as “Stateside” and “Who’s Julie.” He formed a backing band, the Statesiders, and appeared regularly on country music singer Porter Wagoner’s television show. During the ’70s, Tillis enjoyed great success as a country singer, with a steady stream of hits. He also became a principal owner of several music publishing companies and of his own plane known as Stutter One.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Delta 11736 tees, one of the softest, best-wearing kid’s t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, this youth pro weight tee is perfect for every kid who wants a comfortable shirt to play, relax, or romp around in and our durable, high quality prints will survive many adventures.
100% soft cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
Light fabric (5.2 oz /yd² (176 g/m²))
Tear away label
Runs slightly smaller than most
Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.