Tom T. Hall Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Tom T. Hall was a country music singer-songwriter and short-story novelist from the United States. He wrote 12 No. 1 hits and 26 Top 10 hits, including the No. 1 international pop crossover hit “Harper Valley PTA” and “I Love,” which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is listed as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters by Rolling Stone.

Tom T. Hall: Age and Childhood

Tom T. Hall was born on May 25, 1936, in Tick Ridge, Kentucky, in the United States. At the time of his death, he was 85 years old. His astrological sign is Virgo. As a child, he formed the Kentucky Travelers, a band that performed before movies at a traveling theater. Hall enlisted in the US Army in 1957 and served in Germany.

He performed on the Armed Forces Radio Network and wrote amusing songs on his experiences in the service while in the military. He used his G.I. Bill education benefits to attend Roanoke College and work as a disc jockey after his discharge in 1961.

 Tom T. Hall Weight and Height

Tom T. Hall stands 5 feet and 5 inches tall. He is about 60 kilograms in weight. Due to his advanced age, he has gorgeous warm hazel eyes and grey hair. There is no information about his chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, biceps, or other body measurements.

Net Worth and Salary

Tom T. Hall’s net worth is unknown. Tom T. Hall died on August 20, 2021, leaving a staggering net worth of approximately $5 million. From his singing and songwriting activities, he has amassed a large sum of money. The renowned country singer left an enduring legacy with his 35 studio albums, nine compilation albums, and 50 singles.


He began his career as an announcer at Ronceverte, West Virginia’s WRON radio station. Hall also served as an announcer for WMOR (1330 AM) in Morehead and WGOH (1370 AM) in Grayson, Kentucky. Hall served as an announcer for WSPZ, which later became WVRC Radio in Spencer, West Virginia, in the 1960s.

In 1963, country singer Jimmy C. Newman recorded Hall’s song “DJ For a Day,” which gave him his big break as a songwriter. In 1964, he moved to Nashville and started working as a $50-per-week songwriter for Newkeys Music, the publishing company founded by Newman and his business partner Jimmy Key, where he wrote up to a half-dozen country songs every day.

In 1980, Hall took over as host of the syndicated country music TV show Pop! Goes the Country, succeeding Ralph Emery, and served until the series ended in 1982. Hall ceased primarily creating new work in 1986 and performing in 1994; his final public performance, also his first in many years, occurred in 2011.

Tom T. Hall Death

Hall died at the age of 85 on August 20, 2021, at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Medicolegal Death Investigator Fran Wheatley of the Tennessee Chief Medical Examiner’s Office provided autopsy findings to longtime Hall family friend and seasoned journalist Stacy Harris on November 23, 2021. In a same-day episode of Stacy’s Music Row Report, Harris stated that Hall died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Wife and Marriage

Who is the wife of Tom T. Hall? Hall married Grayson, Kentucky native Opal “Hootie” McKinney. Their son, Dean Hall, was born in 1961. Also, in the early 1980s, Dean began working as a roadie and later as a guitarist with his father. Dean has since performed as a solo artist and as a member of Bobby Bare’s band.

Hall met bluegrass songwriter Dixie Hall in 1965. Dixie and Tom met at a music industry award ceremony in 1965, when she was awarded for penning (as Dixie Deen) the song “Truck Drivin’ Son-of-a-Gun,” which became a hit for Dave Dudley. Dixie Hall was born in the West Midlands of England in 1934 as Iris Lawrence and emigrated to the United States in 1961. Hall and Dixie remarried several times between 1968 until her death on January 16, 2015. They were from Franklin, Tennessee.

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