Country music singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall has died at the age of 85.
Hall, often affectionately known as “The Storyteller”, died at the weekend at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, his son Dean announced on Twitter.
He was known for writing the 1968 hit “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which was a hit for Jeannie C. Riley, as well as “I Love” and “I Like Beer”, and perhaps best known for his own song “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”.
The Grand Ole Opry tweeted: “Thank you for all of the music, Tom T. Hall. We’ll miss you.” while the Oak Ridge Boys and Travis Tritt also paid tribute.
Hall had six Grammy nominations to his name and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.