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Tom T. Hall Net Worth & Wife

Tom T. Hall Net Worth – $3 million

What was Tom T. Hall’s net worth at the time of his death? Also, who was Tom T. Hall’s wife?


Tom T. Hall, popularly known as the “Storyteller,” was an American songwriter and entertainer, whose storytelling skill has been recognized in “(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine,” among others.

Hall is best known for writing the hit “Harper Valley PTA,” which was a No. 1 Billboard magazine country and pop smash written for Jeannie C. Riley. Also, Tom has written 11 #1 Hits, with 26 more that hit the Top 10.


He was born on May 25, 1936, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, USA.

Tom is the son of a bricklaying minister. He said about his childhood:

“I was born in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and spent my whole life trying to get out of there.” 

He was one of eight children.

By the time he was 9, Tom had composed his first song, called – “Haven’t I Been Good to You.” This song was inspired by the conversations of neighbors and by the music of the Grand Ole Opry.

As a teenager, Hall played in a band named – ”Kentucky Travelers,” which entertained audiences before the beginning of movies.

In 1957, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. There, Tom performed at local NCO clubs on the Armed Forces Radio Network.

After the Army, Tom enrolled at Roanoke College in Virginia to pursue writing.

His big songwriting break came in 1963, when Jimmy C. Newman (a country singer) recorded his song, “DJ For a Day.”

In 1963, he moved to Nashville.

In 1973, Hall won a Grammy Award.

Tom T. Hall Net Worth

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In 1979, he appeared on the PBS music program called – ”Austin City Limits during Season 4.”

During the early 1980s, Hall served as a television show host for the show – “Pop! Goes the Country.”

In 1996, Tom reemerged on the music scene with the release of an album that was recorded at his winter home on a Gulf Coast island, named – ”Songs from Sopchoppy.”

In 1998, in a BBC Radio 2 poll to find the United Kingdom’s favorite easy listening record, his 1972 song “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” came in 2nd place.

In 2008, Tom was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

On June 13, 2019, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


In 1968, Tom T. Hall got married to Dixie Hall (born Iris Violet May Lawrence). They met at a 1965 music industry award dinner.

Tom T. Hall and his wife Dixie Hall

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During an interview, she said:

“I ran into him later at the Disc Jockey Convention, and he invited me to go fishing, and I jumped at the chance. I thought he was okay.” 

Dixie went on to say:

“We went fishing and caught a huge catfish. I made him keep it in the bathtub in his apartment because I just couldn’t see it being killed. It was huge.”

Dixie is considered one of the most prolific female songwriters in bluegrass music. She has over 500 songs to her name.

Together with his wife, Tom won the Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year (an award that is given by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) award for 12 consecutive years – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Dixie passed away in January of 2015 at the age of 80.


Tom has a son, Dean Hall, who is a singer and member of the MuzikMafia.


On August 20, 2021, Hall died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.


Hall has published several books, including:

  • What a Book! (1996);
  • Spring Hill, Tennessee (1990);
  • Christmas and the Old House (1989);
  • Homewords (1986);
  • The Acts of Life (1986);
  • The Laughing Man of Woodmont Coves (1982);
  • The Storyteller’s Nashville (1979);
  • The Songwriter’s Handbook (1976);
  • How I Write Songs, Why You Can (1976).

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”I was well-traveled, and I created this illusion of literacy through reading and writing. I wrote a book of short stories.”

”It used to be that you’d have a song recorded by a major country artist, and if it was a hit, you could buy a car. Now you can buy a dealership.”

”My best album is called In Search Of A Song. That was my best shot right there. My finest hour, as they say. I could listen to the whole thing all the way through. There’s nothing really crammed into it.”

”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.”

”I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel, so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.”

”I love winners when they cry, losers when they try.”

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His mother died when he was young. At age 15, his father was shot in a hunting accident. As a result, Tom had to start working in a factory.

His songs were largely reflections of his own experiences, from his life as a country music star and national television celebrity to his rural working-class beginnings.

His last public performance was in 2011.

Tom is frequently referred to as “The Storyteller” for his ability to tell stories in songs.

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Tom T. Hall – Net Worth

So, how much was Tom T. Hall worth? Hall earned most of his wealth from selling his albums and singles. Therefore, at the time of his death, Tom T. Hall had an estimated net worth of $3 million.

According to the statistics, he had 11 No. 1 singles, including – “Faster Horses (the Cowboy and the Poet)” (1976),  “I Care” (1974–75), “Country Is” (1974), “I Love” (1973–74), (Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine” (1972–73),” “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died” (1971),“ and “A Week in a Country Jail” (1969–70).

In addition, Tom has published several books and earned money from selling tickets to his concerts.

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Jim Rosenbaum

Thursday 7th of July 2022

Tom T. Hall was a man whom you felt like you had been friends with for years when you met him. In 1963 I was home on leave from the Navy and in uniform and was invited by a local D,J. Zeke Leonard to ride to Roanoke for his program. There I met Tom T. Hall. In 1980 I was at his show at Momma's country showplace in Atlanta, Ga. I sent my business card back him and he paged me, he didn't remember my name but he remembered the sailor he met in Roanoke. We had a reunion after he finished his show The last time I saw him and Miss Dixie was at the Lincoln theater in Marion, Va. my home town. A few months later Miss Dixie passed away and we had a memorial service honoring her there. Tom loved Miss Dixie and did not seem like the same Tom .T. Hall after her passing, that we all felt was the only one and still do. Jim Rosenbaum Marion,Va.

Robert H. Snead

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

So sorry to hear about Tom T. Halls Death. May god rest his soul. I am 85 and all ways like to hear sing any of your songs.

Danny Farmer

Saturday 21st of August 2021

I have sang your songs at many open mic's in Panama City fl. back in the day, they were always easy to sing. You will be missed. With Love Danny Farmer

Danny Carroll

Thursday 13th of May 2021


Edna Carvin

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Tom Hall, We met in Cape May New Jersey and shared some great stories in summer of 1960.I often wondered what happend to you and your life..was shocked when i saw your name and face in Country Music and am hoping this is the same Tom Hall that I knew in the 60's....Please call me if you are curious about my life ..would love to share stories..Your music is outstanding !!

Edna Carvin 925 989 1575 [email protected] I am in California