Thomas T. Hall (born May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash "Harper Valley PTA" and the hit "I Love", which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He became known to fans as "The Storyteller," thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.
1 Early life and career 2 Grammy award 3 Television 4 Music 5 Hall of fame 6 Discography 7 Books written by Hall 8 See also 9 References 10 External links
Early life and career
Hall was born in 1936. As a teenager, he organized a band called the
Kentucky Travelers that performed before movies for a traveling
theater. During a stint in the Army, Hall performed over the Armed
Forces Radio Network and wrote comic songs about Army experiences. His
early career included being a radio announcer at WRON, a local radio
station in Ronceverte, West Virginia. Hall was also an announcer at
WMOR 1330AM in Morehead, Kentucky. Hall was also an announcer at WSPZ,
which later became WVRC Radio in Spencer, West Virginia, in the
Hall's big songwriting break came in 1963, when country singer Jimmy
C. Newman recorded his song, "DJ For a Day." Soon, Hall moved to
Nashville, arriving in 1964 with $46 and a guitar; within months he
had songs climbing the charts. Hall has been nicknamed "The
Storyteller," and he has written songs for dozens of country stars,
including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings,
Alan Jackson, and Bobby Bare.
One of his earliest successful songwriting ventures, "Harper Valley
PTA," recorded in 1968 by Jeannie C. Riley, hit No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100
In Search of a Song
Books written by Hall
How I Write Songs, Why You Can (1976),
^ "History of WSPZ/WVRC, Spencer". WVRC. Retrieved July 13, 2012. ^ "Tom T. Hall". Grand Ole Opry. Retrieved June 29, 2012. ^ "Opry Member List PDF" (PDF). April 23, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. ^ "Full cast and crew for "Pop! Goes the Country"". IMDB. Retrieved July 13, 2012. ^ "Eagles' Hotel Flys to Top of Poll". Birmingham Post. December 8, 1998. p. 16. Retrieved 23 January 2016 – via Highbeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). ^ "THE WAY WE LIVE NOW - 1-26-03 - PROCESS - How to Write a Catchy Beer Ad". The New York Times. 26 January 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2016. ^ "93. Tom T. Hall, 'Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine' (1972)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
Allen, Bob. (1998). "Tom T. Hall". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 224–5.
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Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1975)
"Ballad of Forty Dollars" "A Week in a Country Jail" "Shoeshine Man" "Salute to a Switchblade" "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died" "The Monkey That Became President" "(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine" "Ravishing Ruby" "I Love" "That Song Is Driving Me Crazy" "Country Is" "I Care" "Deal" "I Like Beer" "Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)" "Fox on the Run" "Your Man Loves You Honey" "It's All in the Game" "May the Force Be with You Always" "What Have You Got to Lose" "The Old Side of Town" "Song of the South" "A Bar with No Beer"
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Members of the Grand Ole Opry
Roy Acuff Trace Adkins David "Stringbean" Akeman Bill Anderson Jack Anglin Eddy Arnold Ernest Ashworth Chet Atkins DeFord Bailey Bobby Bare Bashful Brother Oswald Humphrey Bate Dierks Bentley Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers Clint Black Margie Bowes Rod Brasfield Garth Brooks Jim Ed Brown The Browns Carl Butler and Pearl Archie Campbell Bill Carlisle Martha Carson The Carter Sisters Maybelle Carter Johnny Cash June Carter Cash Roy Clark Terri Clark Zeke Clements Patsy Cline Jerry Clower John Conlee Stoney Cooper Wilma Lee Cooper Cowboy Copas Dailey & Vincent Charlie Daniels Skeeter Davis The Delmore Brothers The DeZurik Sisters Diamond Rio Little Jimmy Dickens Joe Diffie Danny Dill Jimmy Driftwood Roy Drusky The Duke of Paducah Holly Dunn The Everly Brothers Lester Flatt Red Foley Curly Fox Lefty Frizzell Larry Gatlin Crystal Gayle Don Gibson Vince Gill Billy Grammer Jack Greene The Gully Jumpers Theron Hale Tom T. Hall George Hamilton IV Sid Harkreader Emmylou Harris Hawkshaw Hawkins George D. Hay Hoot Hester Goldie Hill David Houston Jan Howard Ferlin Husky Alan Jackson Stonewall Jackson Sonny James Chris Janson Norma Jean Jim & Jesse Johnnie & Jack George Jones Grandpa Jones The Jordanaires Doug Kershaw Hal Ketchum Bradley Kincaid Pee Wee King Alison Krauss Little Big Town Hank Locklin Lonzo and Oscar Bobby Lord The Louvin Brothers Charlie Louvin Ira Louvin Patty Loveless Bob Luman Loretta Lynn Uncle Dave Macon Rose Maddox Barbara Mandrell Kerry Marx Martina McBride Del McCoury Mel McDaniel Reba McEntire McGee Brothers Jesse McReynolds Ronnie Milsap Bill Monroe Montgomery Gentry Craig Morgan George Morgan Lorrie Morgan Moon Mullican Willie Nelson Jimmy C. Newman The Oak Ridge Boys Old Crow Medicine Show Osborne Brothers Brad Paisley Dolly Parton Johnny Paycheck Minnie Pearl Stu Phillips Webb Pierce Ray Pillow Ray Price Charley Pride Jeanne Pruett Rascal Flatts Del Reeves Jim Reeves Riders in the Sky Tex Ritter Marty Robbins Darius Rucker Johnny Russell Rusty and Doug Earl Scruggs Jeannie Seely Blake Shelton Ricky Van Shelton Jean Shepard Ricky Skaggs Mississippi Slim Carl Smith Connie Smith Fiddlin' Arthur Smith Mike Snider Hank Snow Red Sovine Ralph Stanley Marty Stuart Texas Ruby B. J. Thomas Uncle Jimmy Thompson Mel Tillis Pam Tillis Tompall & the Glaser Brothers Randy Travis Travis Tritt Ernest Tubb Justin Tubb Josh Turner Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Leroy Van Dyke Porter Wagoner Billy Walker Charlie Walker Steve Wariner Kitty Wells Dottie West The Whites Slim Whitman The Wilburn Brothers Don Williams Hank Williams Boxcar Willie The Willis Brothers Chubby Wise Del Wood Marion Worth Johnnie Wright Tammy Wynette Trisha Yearwood Chris Young Faron Young
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