Tom T. Hall: Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter dies at age 85

“Our spouse and children asks for privateness during this difficult time,” Dean Corridor reported in a tweet,

Corridor, who was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky, was inducted into the Region Songs Corridor of Fame in 2008.

Corridor was dubbed “The Storyteller” by Region Songs Corridor of Fame member Tex Ritter, and wrote music “distinguished by their narrative high-quality, their abundant detail, and their eager insight into the magnificence of each day daily life,” the Corridor of Fame reported in its appreciation.

He is acknowledged for writing the 1968 strike “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” produced well-liked by Jeannie C. Riley, as very well as other music this kind of as “A 7 days in a Region Jail,” “I Like,” “The Calendar year That Clayton Delaney Died,” and “I Like Beer.”

“Tom T. Hall’s masterworks vary in plot, tone, and tempo, but they are certain by his ceaseless and unyielding empathy for the triumphs and losses of others,” Region Songs Corridor of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Younger reported Friday.

“He wrote without having judgment or anger, presenting a rhyming journalism of the heart that sets his compositions aside from any other writer. He was a storyteller, a thinker, a whiskey maker, a novelist, a poet, a painter, a benefactor, a letter writer, a present giver, a gentleman farmer, and quite a few a lot more matters.”

“Thank you for all of the songs, Tom T. Corridor. We are going to overlook you,” the Grand Ole Opry tweeted Friday.
Fellow performers also hailed Hall’s legacy. The Oak Ridge Boys tweeted their thanks to Corridor for the music and the “strength you supplied to so quite a few,” although Travis Tritt described him as “1 of the finest tale telling songwriters at any time!”
Corridor had six Grammy nominations and was the winner in the Greatest Album Notes classification in 1972 for his album “Tom T. Hall’s Finest Hits.”