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Encyclopedia > Tom T. Hall
Tom T. Hall
Background information
Birth name Thomas Hall
Born May 25, 1936 (1936-05-25) (age 71)
Origin Olive Hill, Kentucky
Genre(s) Country, Outlaw Country
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1963 – Present
Label(s) Mercury Records
RCA Records
Columbia Records
http://www.bluecirclerecords.com
Associated
acts
Dave Dudley, Patti Page, Johnny Wright, Roger MillerJohnny Cash

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. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Olive Hill is a city located in Carter County, Kentucky. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Dave Dudley (May 3, 1928 - December 22, 2003) was a Country Music singer. ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... Johnny Wright is a successful music manager. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Olive Hill is a city located in Carter County, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ...


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. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... American Forces Network, or AFN - the acronym that its most commonly known as, is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its networks worldwide. ... An Announcer is a voice actor who works in television, radio and film, usually providing narrations, news updates, station identification, or an introduction of a product in television commercials or a guest on a talk show. ... WRON is a radio station that operates in the Greenbrier Valley area of West Virginia. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Ronceverte is a city located in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


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. Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... JIMMY C. NEWMAN BIOGRAPHY Jimmy Cajun Newman Jimmy C. Newman, became the first Country singer to become a Grand Ole Opry member when he joined the world famous show in 1956. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), is an American country music artist known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the 1960s and 1970s and overall is revered as a country icon. ... Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ...


One of his earliest successful songwriting ventures, "Harper Valley PTA", was recorded in 1968 by Jeannie C. Riley, sold over six million copies, and won both a Grammy Award and CMA award. The song would go on to inspire a motion picture and television program of the same name. Hall himself has yet to record this song. Hall's own recording career took off after that, and he had such hits as "A Week in the Country Jail", "Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine", "I Love", "Country Is", "The Year Clayton Delaney Died", "I Like Beer", "Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)", and many others. He is also noted for his children-oriented songs, including "Sneaky Snake" and "I Care", the latter of which hit #1 on the country charts in 1975. Harper Valley PTA is a country music song written by Tom T. Hall. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Anson, Texas) to Oscar and Nora Stephenson is an American country and gospel music singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Television series redirects here. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He also hosted the syndicated country music TV show "Pop Goes the Country" in 1980. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


Although retired he has released a cd on his own independant Bluegrass Label BLUE CIRCLE RECORDS. TOM T. HALL SINGS MISS DIXIE & TOM T. was released on July 3rd, 2007.


Official websites for Tom T. Hall are: http://www.tomthall.net, http://www.bluecirclerecords.com, and http://www.goodhomegrownmusic.com

Contents

Discography

Hit Single Not Written by Tom T. Hall But Recorded by Him

"P.S. I Love You" (#8, 1984) Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics and Gordon Jenkins the music in 1934.[citation needed] It was a hit for Rudy Vallee.[citation needed] Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ... John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was a popular American songwriter and singer. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... Gordon Jenkins Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ...


Hit Singles Written and Recorded by Tom T. Hall

  • "I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew" (#30, 1967)
  • "Ain't Got The Time" (#68, 1968)
  • "The World The Way I Want It" (#66, 1968)
  • "Ballad of Forty Dollars" (#4, 1969)
  • "Homecoming" (#5, 1969)
  • "Strawberry Farms" (#40, 1969)
  • "Day Drinkin'" (#23, 1970)
  • "Salute to a Switchblade" (#8, 1970)
  • "Shoeshine Man" (#8, 1970)
  • "A Week in a Country Jail" (#1, 1970)
  • "Ode to Half a Pound of Ground Round" (#21, 1971)
  • "One Hundred Children" (#14, 1971)
  • "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died" (#1, 1971) (also reached #42 on the Pop Singles Chart)
  • "Me and Jesus" (#8, 1972) (also reached #92 on the Pop Chart)
  • "More About John Henry" (#26, 1972)
  • "The Monkey That Became President" (#11, 1972)
  • "Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine" (#1, 1973)
  • "Ravishing Ruby" (#3, 1973)
  • "Spokane Motel Blues" (#16, 1973)
  • "Watergate Blues" (#16, 1973)
  • "Country Is" (#1, 1974)
  • "I Love" (#1, 1974) (also reached #2 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #12 on the Pop Singles Chart)
  • "That Song Is Driving Me Crazy" (#2, 1974) (also reached #63 on the Pop Singles Chart)
  • "Sneaky Snake" (#69, 1974) (reached #55 on the Pop Singles Chart the following year)
  • "Deal" (#8, 1975)
  • "I Care" (#1, 1975)
  • "I Like Beer" (#4, 1975)
  • "Faster Horses (The Cowboy And The Poet)" (#1, 1976)
  • "Fox On The Run" (#9, 1976)
  • "Negatory Romance" (#24, 1976)
  • "It's All in the Game" (#12, 1977)
  • "Your Man Loves You, Honey" (#4, 1977)
  • "What Have You Got to Lose" (#9, 1978)
  • "Son of Clayton Delaney" (#14, 1979)
  • "You Show Me Your Heart (And I'll Show You Mine)" (#11, 1979)
  • "Back When Gas Was Thirty Cents a Gallon" (#36, 1980)
  • "Jesus On the Radio (Daddy On the Phone)" (#9, 1980)
  • "Solder Of Fortune" (#51, 1980)
  • "The Old Side of Town" (#9, 1980)
  • "Everything From Jesus To Jack Daniels (#42, 1983)
  • "A Bar with No Beer" (#40, 1985)
  • "Down At The Mall" (#65, 1986)

Hit Singles Written by Tom T. Hall But Performed by Other Artists

  • "Mad" performed by Dave Dudley (#6, 1964)
  • "Hello Vietnam" performed by Johnnie Wright (1965)
  • "Artificial Rose" performed by Jimmy C. Newman (#8, 1965)
  • "Back In Circulation" performed by Jimmy C. Newman (#13, 1965)
  • "City of the Angels" performed by Jimmy C. Newman (#37, 1965)
  • "What We're Fighting For" performed by Dave Dudley (#4, 1966)
  • "Back Pocket Money" performed by Jimmy C. Newman (#10, 1966)
  • "California Uptight Band" performed by Flatt & Scruggs (#20, 1967)
  • "Dropping Out of Sight" performed by Jimmy C. Newman (#32, 1967)
  • "Louisiana Saturday Night" performed by Jimmy C. Newman (#24, 1967)
  • "Town That Broke My Heart" performed by Bobby Bare (#16, 1968)
  • "Anything Leaving Town Today" performed by Dave Dudley (#12, 1968)
  • "There Ain't No Easy Run" performed by Dave Dudley (#10, 1968)
  • "Harper Valley PTA" performed by Jeannie C. Riley (#1, 1968) (also reached #1 on the Pop Singles Chart and #4 on the Adult Contemporary Chart)
  • "Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman" performed by Jim & Jesse (#49, 1968)
  • "(Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn" performed by Bobby Bare (#4, 1969)
  • "George (And the Northwoods)" performed by Dave Dudley (#10, 1969)
  • "One More Mile" performed by Dave Dudley (#12, 1969)
  • "Boo Dan" peroformed by Jimmy C. Newman (#31, 1969)
  • "That's How I Got To Memphis" performed by Bobby Bare (#3, 1970)
  • "Pool Shark" performed by Dave Dudley (#1, 1970)
  • "If I Ever Fall in Love (With a Honky Tonk Girl)" performed by Faron Young (#4, 1970)
  • "Second Handed Flowers" performed by George Jones (#5, 1972)
  • "You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)" performed by Johnny Rodriguez (#1, 1973) (also #86 on the Pop Singles Chart)
  • "I Can Still Hear the Music in the Restroom" performed by Jerry Lee Lewis (#13, 1975)
  • "I'm Not Ready Yet" performed by George Jones (#2, 1980)
  • "Dropping Out Of Sight" performed by Bobby Bare (#35, 1981)
  • "Little Bitty" performed by Alan Jackson (#1, 1996)
  • "That's How I Got To Memphis" performed by Deryl Dodd (#36, 1996)
  • "That's How I Got To Memphis" performed by Solomon Burke (2006)

Dave Dudley (May 3, 1928 - December 22, 2003) was a Country Music singer. ... Singer/songwriter Johnnie Wright (born Johnnie Robert Wright, Jr. ... JIMMY C. NEWMAN BIOGRAPHY Jimmy Cajun Newman Jimmy C. Newman, became the first Country singer to become a Grand Ole Opry member when he joined the world famous show in 1956. ... Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys were an influential bluegrass band performing and recording the 1950s and 1960s. ... Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Anson, Texas) to Oscar and Nora Stephenson is an American country and gospel music singer. ... Jim & Jesse were an American bluegrass music duo consisting of two brothers Jim and Jesse McReynolds. ... Faron Young (born February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer. ... George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), is an American country music artist known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... Johnny Rodriguez born December 10, 1951 in Sabinal, Texas, is a country music singer. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Deryl Dwaine Dodd (born April 12, 1964) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ...

Reference

  • 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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