Tom T. Hall was an American country music singer-songwriter and short-story author. He composed 12 No. 1 hit and 26 Top 10 hits, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and “I Love,” which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters.
|Full Name||Tom T. Hall|
|Birthday||May 25, 1936|
|Birthplace||Tick Ridge, Kentucky, U.S|
|Age||85 years old (at the time of his death)|
|Parents||Virgil Lee Hall, Della Hall|
|Spouse||Iris Dixie Dean|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
Tom T. Hall Age & Early Life
Tom T. Hall was born on May 25, 1936, in Tick Ridge, Kentucky, U.S. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. His zodiac sign is Virgo. As a youngster, he established the Kentucky Travelers, a band that played before movies at 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 created humorous songs about his experiences in the army. After his release in 1961, he utilized his G.I. Bill school benefits to attend Roanoke College and work as a disc jockey.
Tom T. Hall Height & Weight
Tom T. Hall is 5 feet 5 inches tall. He weighs approximately 60 kg. He has lovely warm hazel eyes and grey hair due to his old age. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.
Tom T. Hall’s Net Worth
How much is Tom T. Hall’s net worth? Before his death on August 20, 2021, Tom T. Hall left a stunning net worth of roughly $5 million. He has amassed a lump sum of money through his singing and songwriting careers. 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 the 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 relocated to Nashville and began working as a $50-a-week composer for Newkeys Music, the publishing firm owned by Newman and his business partner Jimmy Key, where he wrote up to a half-dozen country songs every day.
- Hall took over as presenter of the syndicated country music TV program Pop! Goes the Country in 1980, succeeding Ralph Emery, and stayed until the series terminated in 1982. Hall mainly stopped creating new work in 1986 and stopped performing in 1994; his final public performance, also his first in many years, took place in 2011.
Tom T. Hall’s death
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 Chief Medical Examiner’s Office revealed autopsy data to longtime Hall family friend and seasoned journalist Stacy Harris. Harris said Hall died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in a same-day edition of Stacy’s Music Row Report.
Tom T. Hall Wife & Marriage
Who is Tom T. Hall’s Wife? Hall married Opal “Hootie” McKinney, a Grayson, Kentucky native. Dean Hall, their son, was born in 1961. Furthermore, Dean began working with his father as a roadie and eventually as a guitarist in the early 1980s. Dean has subsequently performed as a solo performer and as a member of Bobby Bare’s band.
In 1965, Hall met bluegrass songwriter Dixie Hall. Tom and Dixie met at a music business award event in 1965 when she was honored for writing (as Dixie Deen) the song “Truck Drivin’ Son-of-a-Gun,” which became a success for Dave Dudley. Dixie Hall was born Iris Lawrence in 1934 in the West Midlands of England and immigrated to the United St tes in 1961. From 1968 until her death on January 16, 2015, Hall and Dixie re-married. They were residents of Franklin, Tennessee.