Tom T. Hall, who was an icon in the country music genre died at the age of 85. He was famous for writing many of the classical songs. The news of his death was broken by his son who revealed that he passed away. No cause of death was revealed to the public. Tom passed away in Franklin, TN. Therefore, in this article, we are going to talk about this legend in the country music genre and how he got into music.
First of all, let us start with the many songs that he has written. Songs such as “That’s How I Got To Memphis”, “Harper Valley P.T.A.”. It is no surprise that he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in the year 2008. He got this honour of entering the Hall of Fame with Emmylou Harris, The Statler Brothers and Ernest Stoneman. Many people do not know this but he was also a member of Grand Ole Opry since the year 1971.
Tom T. Hall: A legend
As people can see had a pretty long career. During this he wrote about 12 No. 1 hit songs. It is no surprise that he wrote 26 songs which managed to reach the top 10. It was also good that he was included in the 100 Greatest Storytellers by Rolling Stone. Tex Ritter ended up giving him an accurate name of “The Storyteller”. Therefore, he was one of the best songwriters.
Let us get down to some information about his personal life and how he got to be a musician. People usually wonder how he got his start in music. Well, he started by performing for a travelling theatre. His band would play right before the movies were about to start. Tom also ended up joining the Armed Forces. Over there he played in the Armed forces radio and wrote humorous songs for the forces itself.
So, people shall never forget this legend.
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