Country singer Tom T. Hall dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall, who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang astir life’s elemental joys arsenic state music’s consummate blue-collar bard, has died.

His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician's decease Friday astatine his location successful Franklin, Tennessee.

Hall was known arsenic “The Storyteller” for his unadorned yet incisive lyrics. He composed hundreds of songs and had respective No. 1 hits arsenic a singer.

Born successful Kentucky, Hall wrote his archetypal opus by property 9. Throughout the ’70s, Hall became 1 of Nashville’s biggest singer-songwriters.

His hits included “I Love,” “Country Is,” “I Care,” “I Like Beer,” and “Faster Horses (The Cowboy and The Poet.)”

Hall was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry successful 1971 and elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame successful 2008.

Hall was 85 years old.

Thank you for each of the music, Tom T. Hall.

We’ll miss you ❤️

— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) August 21, 2021

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