Tom T. Hall was an American country music singer-songwriter and short story writer. He has written 12 No. 1 hits and 26 Top 10 hits, including the No. 1 international pop crossover hit “Harper Valley PTA” and “I Love,” which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters .
|Tom T. Hall
|May 25, 1936
|Tick Ridge, Kentucky, USA
|85 years (at the time of death)
|Virgil Lee Hall, Della Hall
|Brothers and sisters
|Iris Dixie Dean
|5 feet 5 inches
|5 million dollars
Tom T. Hall Age and Early Life
Tom T. Hall was born on May 25, 1936, in Tick Ridge, Kentucky, USA. He was one 85 years old at the time of his death. His zodiac sign is Virgo. As a young man he formed the Kentucky Travelers, a band that played before movies in a traveling theater. Hall joined the United States Army in 1957 and served in Germany. While in the military, he played on the Armed Forces Radio Network and composed humorous songs about his experiences in the military. After being released in 1961, he used his GI Bill school benefits to attend Roanoke College and work as a disc jockey.
Height and Weight Tom T. Hall
Tom T. Hall is 5 feet 5 inches tall. It weighs about 60 kg. She has lovely warm hazel eyes and gray hair from age. There is no information about his chest, waist and hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps and so on.
Tom T. Hall
Tom T. Hall Net Worth
How much is Tom T. Hall’s net worth? Before his death on August 20, 2021, Tom T. Hall left an incredible net worth of approximately $5 million. He collected a lump sum of money through his singing and songwriter career. Through his 35 studio albums, nine compilation albums and 50 singles, the legendary country singer created an indelible legacy.
- He began his career as an announcer at WRON, a small radio station in Ronceverte, West Virginia. Hall also worked as an announcer for Kentucky stations WMOR (1330 AM) in Morehead and WGOH (1370 AM) in Grayson. In the 1960s, Hall worked as an announcer for WSPZ, which eventually became WVRC Radio in Spencer, West Virginia.
- Hall got his big break as a songwriter when country singer Jimmy C. Newman recorded his song “DJ For a Day” in 1963. In 1964, he moved to Nashville and began working as a songwriter for $50 a week for Newkeys Music, a record company in owned by Newman and his business partner Jimmy Key, where he wrote up to half a dozen country songs every day.
- Hall took over as host of the TV program Pop! Goes the Country in 1980, succeeding Ralph Emery, and remained until the series ended in 1982. Hall largely ceased new work in 1986 and stopped performing in 1994; he gave his last public performance, also the first after many years, in 2011.
Death of Tom T. Hall
Hall died on August 20, 2021 at the age of 85 at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. On November 23, 2021, Medicolegal Death Investigator Fran Wheatley of the Tennessee Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released autopsy data to longtime Hall family friend and veteran reporter Stacy Harris. Harris said in Stacy’s Music Row Report that same day that Hall died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Tom T. Hall Wife and Marriage
Who is Tom T. Hall’s wife? Hall married Opal “Hootie” McKinney, a native of Grayson, Kentucky. Dean Hall, their son, was born in 1961. Furthermore, Dean began working with his father in the early 1980s as a roadie and eventually as a guitarist. Dean subsequently performed as a solo artist and as a member of Bobby Bare’s band.
In 1965, Hall met bluegrass songwriter Dixie Hall. Tom and Dixie met at the Music Business Awards in 1965 when she was honored for writing (as Dixie Deen) the song “Truck Drivin’ Son-of-a-Gun”, which became a hit for Dave Dudley. Dixie Hall was born Iris Lawrence in 1934 in the West Midlands, England and immigrated to the United St tes in 1961. From 1968 until her death on January 16, 2015, Hall and Dixie were remarried. They were residents of Franklin, Tennessee.