Tom T. Hall is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist and short-story writer.Tom T Hall Family belongs to Olive Hill, Kentucky, United States.Hall won a Grammy Award in 1973 for the notes he wrote for his album Tom T. Hall’s Greatest Hits. He was nominated for the same award in 1976 for his album Greatest Hits Volume 2, but he didn’t win.
From 1971 on, he was a part of the Grand Ole Opry. In 1998, a BBC Radio 2 poll to find the UK’s favourite easy listening record put his 1972 song “Watermelon Wine” in second place, even though it had never been a hit in the UK and most Radio 2 listeners only knew it because DJ Terry Wogan played it sometimes.
Tom T Hall Bio
|Name||Thomas T. Hall|
|Birthdate||25 May 1936|
|Place of Birth||Olive Hill, Kentucky, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Dixie Dean (m. 1968–2015)|
|Parents||Virgil Lee Hall, Della Hall|
|Profession||American country music songwriter|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Tom T Hall Family and Early life
Hall was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky, United States.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.
Following his time in the army he used the G.I. Bill program to enroll at Roanoke College, where he worked as a disc jockey. His early career included being a radio announcer at WRON, a local radio station in Ronceverte, West Virginia.
Tom T Hall Wife
Tom Hall was married to bluegrass songwriter and producer Dixie Hall from 1969 until her death on January 16, 2015. Tom and Dixie met at a 1965 music industry award dinner she was invited to for having written (as Dixie Deen) the song “Truck Drivin’ Son-of-a-Gun” which became a hit for Dave Dudley.
Hall has a son, Dean Hall, from his 1961 marriage to Opal “Hootie” McKinney from Grayson, Kentucky.In the early 1980s Dean Hall, who is a singer, musician and songwriter, worked for his father, first as a roadie and then as a guitar player, before joining Bobby Bare’s band.
Tom T Hall Net Worth
Thomas T. Hall was an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer.who has an estimated Net Worth of between $4 million at the time of his Death.
Tom T Hall Professional Career
Tom T. Hall is an American country music singer-songwriter who enjoyed fame in the 1960s and 1970s. He is well-known for his narrative songs and frequently wrote about the daily challenges of working-class people.
In the 1960s, Hall started his career as a songwriter, penning a number of hits for other country artists, including “Harper Valley PTA” for Jeannie C. Riley. In 1969, he published his debut album, titled “Ballad of Forty Dollars and Other Great Songs,” which included his rendition of “Harper Valley PTA.” Throughout the 1970s, he released several popular albums, including “In Search of a Song” and “The Rhymer and Other Five and Dime Songs.”
The compositions “The Year Clayton Delaney Died,” “Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine,” and “I Love” are among Hall’s most popular. In 2008, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in recognition of his musical achievements.
In addition to his musical work, Hall has written several books, including “The Storyteller’s Nashville: A Gritty and Glorious Life in Country Music” and “The Storyteller’s Nashville: A Children’s Book.”
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Tom T Hall Awards and Honors
Grammy Awards: Hall has two Grammy Awards, one for Best Album Notes in 1973 and one for Best Country Song in 1976.
Country Music Association Awards: Hall has six CMA Awards, including Song of the Year in 1972 for “The Year Clayton Delaney Died” and Entertainer of the Year in 1975.
Academy of Country Music Awards: Hall has four ACM Awards, including Songwriter of the Year in 1970 and 1975.
Hall was honoured into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1978.
Hall was honoured into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.