Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is an American country balladeer, songwriter, and country singer. He has written 11 #1 Hits, with 26 more that hit the Top 10.
As a teenager, Hall put together 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'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, and within months, he had songs climbing the charts. Hall has been nicknamed "The Story Teller", and he has written songs for dozens of country stars, including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, and Alan Jackson.
One of his earliest successful songwriting ventures, "Harper Valley PTA...
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Track listing: HomecomingShoeshine ManSalute To A SwitchbladeThe Year That Clayton Delaney DiedMe And JesusOld Dogs, Children, And Watermelon WineRavishing RubyI LoveThat Song Is Driving Me CrazyCountry IsI CareDealI Like BeerFaster Horses (The Cowboy And The Poet)Your Man Loves You, HoneyWhat Have You Got To LoseThe Old Side Of TownJesus On The Radio (Daddy On The Phone)You Show Me Your Heart (And I'll Show You Mine)Harper Valley PTAPS - I Love YouFox on the RunA Week In A Country JailBallad of Forty Dollars
Track listing: The Year That Clayton Delaney DiedCountry IsBallad of Forty DollarsA Week in a Country JailOld Dogs, Children and Watermelon WineRavishing RubyI Like BeerThat Song Is Driving Me CrazyI CareFaster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)P.S. I Love YouI Love
Track listing: Shoeshine ManFlat Footin' ItOld Five and Dimers Like MeWilly the Wandering Gypsy and MeMore About John HenryGive Her My BestPamela BrownI Flew Over Our House Last NightMolly and Tenbrooks (feat. Bill Monroe)The Monkey That Became PresidentThat's How I Got to MemphisMama's Got the Catfish BluesI Like BeerDay Drinkin' (feat. Dave Dudley)That Song Is Driving Me CrazySalute to a SwitchbladeMargie's at the Lincoln Park InnSubdivision BluesAmerica the UglyHang Them All (Get the Guilty)Levi JonesFaster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)I'm Forty NowDealMe and Jesus
Track listing: Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon WineMagnificent Music MachineA Million Miles to the CityI Washed My Face in the Morning DewThe Hitch-HikerI Hope It Rains at My FuneralTurn It On, Turn It On, Turn It OnStrawberry FarmsWatergate BluesI Want to See the Parade100 ChildrenThe Year That Clayton Delaney DiedThe Son of Clayton DelaneyThe Old Side of TownI Can't DanceLast of the Drifters (feat. Johnny Cash)Mama Bake a Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken)Spokane Motel BluesRavishing RubyHello, We're Lonely (feat. Patti Page)Down at the MallFox on the RunBallad of Forty DollarsA Week in a County JailHomecoming
Track listing: What Have You Got To LoseI Couldn't Live In Southern CaliforniaThe Grocery TruckThe Man Who Shot HimselfSon Of Clayton DelaneyMr Bo JanglesThe Three Sofa StoryThe Great East Broadway Onion Championship Of 1978Hat Full Of FeathersGimme Peace
Track listing: HomecomingShoeshine ManI Miss a Lot of TrainsSalute to a SwitchbladeI Washed My Face in the Morning DewBallad of Forty DollarsThe Year That Clayton Delaney DiedThat's How I Got to MemphisA Week in a Country JailOne Hundred ChildrenMe and Jesus
Track listing: The Year That Clayton Delaney DiedWho's Gonna Feed Them HogsTrip to HydenTulsa Telephone BookIt Sure Can Get Cold in Des MoinesThe Little Lady PreacherL.A. BluesKentucky Feb. 27, '71A Million Miles to the CitySecond Handed FlowersRamona's Revenge
Track listing: That's How I Got to MemphisCloudy DayShame on the RainHighwaysForbidden FlowersAin't Got the TimeBallad of Forty DollarsI Washed My Face in the Morning DewA Picture of Your MotherThe World the Way I Want ItOver and Over AgainBeauty Is a Fading Flower
Tom T. Hall was born