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Music – 1980 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

I Got the Hoss is a song written by Gerald House….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in August 1977 as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….when the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter…. who although he recorded songs since the late 1950’s…..his biggest success occurred in the 1970’s…. with a long list of Top 10 hits that include “I Ain’t Never”, “Good Woman Blues” and “Coca-Cola Cowboy”.

On February 13, 2012….President Barack Obama awarded Mel Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music…..as he also won the Country Music Association Awards’ most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year.

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