Hall is good friends with author Kurt Vonnegut.
Hall's first number one song recorded by another artist was "Hello, Vietnam" by Johnny Wright. The song was Wright's only number one hit.
Hall says he learned how to be a songwriter from writing advertising copy at radio stations where he worked.
Hall wrote a song "Ode to the Outlaws" about Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and country music's so-called Outlaw Movement of the 70's.
Hall doesn't like to record any of his songs that have previously been recorded by another artist because he doesn't want anyone to think he's criticizing the previous artist's version of his song.
Hall originally wrote his song "Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine" on a paper bag.
Hall's touring band was nicknamed "the Storytellers."
Hall's son, Terry, once played QB for the University of Kentucky.
Wife's name is Dixie.
Bill Hailey's last hit song "That's How I Got to Memphis" was written by Hall.
Hall is a big fan of the University of Kentucky athletic teams.
Hall's biggest selling song that he recorded himself was "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died." The song was based upon a musician he knew in his hometown growing up.
Hall dropped out of school at age 15 after his father was injured in a hunting accident and unable to work.
Hall added the "T" to his name when he signed a record contract in order to make it catchier.
Hall is credited with discovering country music singer Johnny Rodriguez.
Hall did TV commercials for Tyson Chicken and Chevy Trucks.
Cowboy singer Tex Ritter nicknamed Hall "the Storyteller."
Hall's first big hit song was "Harper Valley PTA" which was recorded by Jeannie C. Riley in 1968.
Hall briefly attended Roanoke College in Virginia after leaving the Army. He studied journalism.
Hall enlisted in the Army in 1957 and served three years mostly in Germany. He wrote about an incident that happened to him there in the song "Salute to a Switchblade."
Hall's mother passed away from cancer when he was 13 years old.
The names of Hall's parents were Virgil and Della Hall.
Hall's father bought him his first guitar when he was eight years old.
Hall first picked up a guitar at the age of 4.
George Jones once called Hall "by far the all-time greatest songwriter/storyteller that country music has ever had."
Hall signed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1967. He left the label in the late 70's but returned in the 80's.
Hall was inducted into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in 1980.
According to Nashville lore, Hall arrived in that city in 1964 with $46.00 in his pocket and a guitar.
Hall hosted the syndicated country music TV show Pop Goes the Country from 1980-83.
Hall moved to Nashville in 1964 to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter.
Hall began his "music" career as a disc jockey and radio announcer at a small station in Ronceverte, West Virginia.
During his teens, Hall had a band called the Kentucky Travelers.
Hall's father was a bricklayer and a preacher.