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Country legend Mel Tillis is on the mend following heart surgery. 

His daughter Pam Tillis explains in a statement that her dad is "doing fantastic" after undergoing "a routine heart procedure" over the weekend.  She adds that "in typical Mel Tillis fashion, he’s already cutting up and cracking jokes with the nurses." 

Pam also says her father is expected to make a full recovery, but "thoughts and prayers are appreciated." 

The 81-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer is perhaps best known for the chart-topping hit "Coca-Cola Cowboy," which was included in the 1978 Clint Eastwood film Every Which Way but Loose.

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