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Pam Tillis Joins Cornstock 2024 Lineup


By Susan Wettstein, VP/PR Cornstock – Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc.


GARNETT, Kan. — She’s the daughter of Country Music legend Mel Tillis. She’s a legend in her own right as a well-known singer/songwriter whose compositions have been covered in Country, R&B, Bluegrass and Rock. She has sold more than 7 million albums, almost 20 Top Ten hits and 6 Number One hits on radio, 2 Grammy Awards, 7 ACM Nominations and 11 CMA Nominations, winning CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994.

When looking for a legendary, recognizable female artist, which was a frequently asked request, this entertainer checked all the boxes. The Board of Directors for the Anderson County Corn Festival, better known as “Cornstock” announce Pam Tillis will be performing at the Cornstock Music Festival on Saturday, September 28 in Garnett’s North Lake Park (Lake Garnett). She will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.

Just some of Tillis’ notable hits include:

  • Maybe It was Memphis
  • Shake the Sugar Tree
  • Romeo
  • Let That Pony Run
  • Mi Vida Loca
  • In Between the Dances
  • The River and the Highway
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do
  • Spilled Perfume
  • When You Walk in the Room
  • Cleopatra, Queen of Denial

Pam Tillis helped pave the road for female country music artists. Her first single went straight to Number One (Song: “Don’t Tell Me What to Do”). As a songwriter, Pam’s compositions have been recorded by Chaka Khan, Martina McBride, Highway 101, Juice Newton and Conway Twitty. Tillis was one of the first women in Nashville to produce her own album. “All this Love”, which yielded 2 Top 5 hits, and will soon be her 4th Certified Platinum Solo Album. Performing since the age of 8, she is the first female country entertainer to star on Broadway, “Smokey Joe Café”. Pam Tillis was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.

Tillis was one of the 2022 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees. “It’s a huge honor,” she says. “My dad (Mel Tillis) is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He would be so proud.”

Pam Tillis is the latest addition to the Cornstock music festival lineup, which includes headliner Dylan Scott and Red Dirt Country legend Stoney LaRue. An opening act is yet to be announced.

The early bird ticket sale is currently underway. Tickets are $35. Price increases will happen June 1 ($55) and September 1 ($65). Camping is available Friday and Saturday nights, September 27-28, through the City of Garnett Recreation. Two nights total only $50, and advanced camping reservations required.

The festival is made possible in large part by the partners and sponsors who support this all-volunteer, non-profit event that supports many local charities. For information about Cornstock and how you can be a part of or attend this unique event, please visit (