Hall, who was born in Olive Hill, Kentucky, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
He’s known for writing the 1968 hit “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” made popular by Jeannie C. Riley, as well as other songs such as “A Week in a Country Jail,” “I Love,” “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died,” and “I Like Beer.”
“Tom T. Hall’s masterworks vary in plot, tone, and tempo, but they are bound by his ceaseless and unyielding empathy for the triumphs and losses of others,” Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young said Friday.
“He wrote without judgment or anger, offering a rhyming journalism of the heart that sets his compositions apart from any other writer. He was a storyteller, a philosopher, a whiskey maker, a novelist, a poet, a painter, a benefactor, a letter writer, a gift giver, a gentleman farmer, and many more things.”