Tom T. Hall

Thomas “Tom T.” Hall (born May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist and novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and the hit “I Love”, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He became known to fans as “The Storyteller,” thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.

  • Name: Thomas Hall
  • Birth Date: May 25, 1936
  • Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
  • Pace of Birth: Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
  • Years Active: 1963–Present
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Books written by Hall

  • How I Write Songs, Why You Can (1976), Chappell Music Co.
  • The Songwriter’s Handbook (1976), Rutledge Hill Press
The Storyteller’s Nashville (1979), Doubleday & Co.
  • The Laughing Man of Woodmont Coves (1982), Doubleday & Co.
  • The Acts of Life (1986), The University Of Arkansas Press
Homewords (1986), The University of Tennessee Press
  • Christmas and the Old House (1989), Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Spring Hill, Tennessee (1990), Longstreet Press, Inc.
  • What a Book! (1996), Longstreet Press, Inc.


In Search of a Song (1971)
We All Got Together and… (1972)
Places I’ve Done Time (1978)
Song in a Seashell (1985)