CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports:

Tom T. Hall, a Country Music Hall of Famer who wrote “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and was known for such songs as “I LIke Beer,” died today at home in Franklin, TN, according to his son. He was 85. No cause of death was given.

A consummate country songwriter, Hall is known for the such classics as “That’s How I Got To Memphis” and “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” the latter a crossover smash for Jeannie C. Riley in 1968.

During his long career, he wrote 12 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more reaching the Top 10. Rolling Stone included him on its list of 100 Greatest Songwriters, an apt tribute for a man who earned the nickname”The Storyteller,” given him by Tex Ritter.

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