Newman recorded his song "DJ For a Day". He also penned " Hello Vietnam ", a song that openly supported the Vietnam War at a time when war protest songs were beginning to dominate the pop music chart. Riley hit No. The song would go on to inspire a motion picture and television program of the same name.
Hall himself recorded the song for his album The Definitive Collection as track No. His recording career took off after Riley's rendition of the song, releasing a number of hits from the late s through the early s. His song " I Love ", in which the narrator lists the things in life that he loves, was recorded by Heathen Dan, with completely altered lyrics, as "I Like"  and appeared many times on the Dr.
Demento show in the early s. Hall's song was also used with altered lyrics and a hard rock arrangement in a popular TV commercial for Coors Light. Goes the Country in and continued until the series ended in Hall's Greatest Hits. He was nominated for, but did not win, the same award in for his album Greatest Hits Volume 2. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry from Hall was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Of all the honors he had received in his lifetime, he considered this induction to be his proudest moment and the pinnacle of his achievement, also stating that he was taken by surprise for even being considered.
Together with his wife Dixie Hall he won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year award in and Dean worked for his father in the early s, first as a roadie and later as a guitarist. Dean has since worked as a solo artist and with Bobby Bare 's band. Hall met bluegrass songwriter Dixie Hall in Tom and Dixie met at a music industry award dinner she was invited to for having written as Dixie Deen the song "Truck Drivin' Son-of-a-Gun" which became a hit for Dave Dudley.
Hall and Dixie were married Salute To A Switchblade - Tom T. Hall - The Best Of Tom T. Hall (8-Track Cartridge) until her death on January 16, At age 85, Hall died at his home in Franklin, Tennesseeon August 20, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Tom T Hall. American musician and writer — Musical artist. Main article: Tom T. Hall discography. Hall: American songwriter and entertainer". Retrieved August 21, Hall, country music's hit-making 'Storyteller,' dies at 85".
Washington Post. I'd write a song and the guy who sang it said, "Why don't you sing this? People ask me to sing songs that I've written for other people. They were hits and were on the charts. I think that's bragging a little bit. It's sort of like saying, "Here's a song I wrote for Bobby Bare or whoever, and here's the way it really ought to be done.
PSF: A number of times, you've said that "I never wanted to be great, just good. TTH: Well, I am a fan of history. When you look back, you think Mozart, you think Chopin and you think Hank Williams. And I don't know that tragedy follows true greatness. A tragedy of life. And a lot of dire circumstances. I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. So, I never wanted to be great because I'd just get worried anyway. But I never wanted to get too good or too hot or too big. When I'd drive up to truck stop, I would get off the bus with the band and go Salute To A Switchblade - Tom T.
Hall - The Best Of Tom T. Hall (8-Track Cartridge) and sit down, eat my chili, and someone would recognize me and they'd say, "Hey, Tom T.
I was never big enough a star to. That's just asking for it. So, I'd just get off. The band would follow me around because they said, "This guy's a celebrity and everybody in here knows him. I'd browse around the truck stop and some member of the band was fifteen or twenty feet behind me in another aisle. I just Salute To A Switchblade - Tom T.
Hall - The Best Of Tom T. Hall (8-Track Cartridge) where I pleased. PSF: You've talked about upcoming stars when you were starting off- you found that they were kind of bitter to you.
You were saying that with the celebrities, the people that made the big time were causing havoc. So between those two types, who do you think were the people you bonded with?
TTH: Well, you know, that's a good question. And I think of an answer that you would not expect. It's not the personal bonding, it's an artistic bonding with people of your kind.
We sort of kept track of one another by listening to the radio, watching the television, reading the trade magazines. And we felt there was a sense of family. So that's the way we stayed in touch. It's not that we saw one another every day, but we understood that we were both in the same business, we knew what each other did and there was a sort of a bond there that we didn't have to visit all the time or remember somebody's birthday or call them up every two or three days, that sort of thing.
There was a bond, a kind of unspoken community thing in the music business. PSF: In every song that I've heard you sing, everything that you've written, every interview, I don't see a trace at all of bitterness. You've been through a lot of great things and a lot of not-great things. How do you keep such a level head about yourself with all this and not retain any bitterness or anger? TTH: Well, I'm usually interviewed by people, and they start off the interview by saying, "Well, I guess you're right in there with all these others guys that think that country music is going to hell and all these young kids are ruining it.
And I hate to embarrass them because I don't have that kind of story. I said, "This generation should entertain this generation. It's only fair. When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn. Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn. This generation should entertain this generation. Hall tapes, there's something wrong with that kid. This kid's gotta be weird if he's riding around listening to my stuff.
It's not that he shouldn't listen to Tom T. Hall stuff and say that's the way they used to do it and it's weird and strange. Young kids are doing the same thing I did, but they're doing it differently. They don't do brain surgery the way they used to do it either. They used to drill a hole in your head and let the bad air out. So, no, I'm not into that at all.
In fact, I told some of those old guys, I said, "You know, some of us ought to go home and let these kids have it. I think I'll go first. PSF: That's very noble of you. TTH: Well, I couldn't compete with them. PSF: You have an interesting tie to religion. A lot of religious thought comes in there. I was wondering if that had a great bearing on your life and your work. TTH: Well, I grew up in a church and I studied--I'm not a theologian or anything of that sort--but I studied some of the origins and history of religion.
Books were out there. And religion is a strange, wonderful thing. You know, more crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any Salute To A Switchblade - Tom T. Hall - The Best Of Tom T. Hall (8-Track Cartridge) notion. PSF: Absolutely. TTH: If you look back, it's a horrendous feeling.
And I never did get that. You know, we were talking today about Will Campbell, who is a philosopher, preacher I mean, this kid was like eight months old and if it died without sprinkling water on it, wow. Jesus would say, "well, that won't do, straight to hell. But, my theory is if you have a religion, it's a good one. Because some people don't have any at all. And religion is a wonderful thing. And I have my own religion. I'm sort of a one quarter Baptist, I'm one quarter Catholic, one quarter Jewish.
The first guy who came up with the concept of religion was sitting out under a tree. I'm sure of that. After we had learned to kill one another and throw rocks, like that opening scene in " A Space Odyssey". Once we had learned to eat and keep ourselves warm, then we got a fire going, religion came along real late in that whole process. Then we got to where we were a little too comfortable and we said, "Now we have to have a God too. So, I thought the best way Salute To A Switchblade - Tom T.
Hall - The Best Of Tom T. Hall (8-Track Cartridge) get a real good religion is to go out and sit under a tree by yourself and let it all happen. That's how I got my religion. I love the Jesus song. Release Year incorrect year? Song Genres. All Genres. Song Styles. All Styles. Song Moods. All Moods. Song Themes. All Themes. Hanging Out 9 Playful 9 Sunday Afternoon 9. I Witness Life. Hall's Greatest Hits. Greatest Hits, Vol. The Essential Tom T. Hall: Story Songs. Greatest Hits, Vols.
Storyteller, Poet, Philosopher.
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