Pam Tillis Sets April Release
With the last CD, her tribute to her father Mel Tillis titled Itís All Relative, Pam produced one of the most memorable discs to have come out of Nashville in years, largely because of her refusal to conform to expectations. Combing through her fatherís catalog, she chose songs that had an especially timeless quality, with built-in resistance to the whims of the market. It was a bold statement; more than that, it set the stage for the even more assertive statement that Rhinestoned would make.
ďThat was the first record I ever made where I wasnít concerned about having to come up with three singles,Ē she points out. Thatís one reason why Rhinestoned marks the first album to be released on Stellar Cat, Pamís own imprint. With total creative control, she let her heart lead the way toward material that she could perform honestly and emotionally. ďThis is an A&R-free zone,Ē she says, smiling. ďItís a bookend to the Dad album, except it has all new songs. Itís like a bridge between the present and the past.Ē