The death of prolific country music writer and performer Mel Tillis has been reported by The Associated Press, cited in the New York Daily News.
Numbered amongst Mel Tillis’s many songs is Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town which became a famous hit Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
Carya Amara’s rendition of the song appeared on a short-run compilation, Lard Motel/Succulent, in 2001. In order to respect copyright it has not been released separately but can be heard 18 minutes into the radio show Phantom Circuit #39 from June 2010. The player is embedded below.