Thomas 'Tom T.' Hall (born May 25, 1936, in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is a retired American country music singer-songwriter. 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. As a teenager, Hall organized a band called the Kentucky Travelers that performed before movies for a traveling theater. During a stint in the Army, Hall performed over the Armed Forces Radio Network and wrote comic songs about Army experiences. His early career included being a radio announcer at WRON, a local radio station in Ronceverte, West Virginia. Hall was also an announcer at WSPZ, which later became WVRC, Radio in Spencer, West Virginia in the 1960s. Hall's big songwriting break came in 1963, when country singer Jimmy C.
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