Album:The Definitive Collection
Tom T. Hall was a very successful country music singer songwriter mostly in the 70s. He had seven number one country hits including I Love in 1973. He was born May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, KY. As a teen, he led The Kentucky Travelers in local clubs. While in the US Army, he performed on the Armed Forces Radio Network. He was a DJ in West Virginia. When Jimmy C. Newman recorded Hall's song DJ For A Day in 1963, Hall moved to Nashville and many of his song were recorded by others. He became known as The Storyteller. His biggest hit in the 60s was the Jeannie C. Riley hit Harper Valley PTA. The song was a big hit and Hall won a Grammy and a CMA award. Hall signed with Mercury Records in 1969. He had a string of hits in the 70s. Number one country hits include A Week In A Country Jail in 1969, The Year Clayton Delaney Died in 1971, (Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine in 1972, Country Is and I Care in 1974and Faster Horses in 1975. The 1973 hit I Love was Hall's only pop crossover hit in 1973. It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song's sentimentality struck a chord with listeners. You can get all his hits on this comp. Hall left Mercury for RCA in 1978. He continued to be successful on the country charts. He returned to Mercury in 1983. Hall hosted the TV show Pop Goes The Country from 1980-82. Hall retired from recording in the 90s. He does resurface occasionally. He's written a few novels and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Many of his songs are country music standards. Here's a video for I Love by Tom T. Hall.