Tom T. Corridor Useless: Musicians Respond to Songwriter’s Passing

Nicknamed “The Storyteller,” Corridor — who was inducted into the Songwriters Corridor of Fame in 2019 — was renowned for his songs’ abundant narratives, vivid descriptions and homespun observations.

“My 2nd live performance (at the age of 5 !!) was Tom T. Corridor,” Urban additional on Twitter. “What a gifted literary musical artist he was. Peace be with all of his pals, loved ones, and admirers now. Thank you Mr. Corridor.”

Tritt paid tribute to Hall, tweeting, “RIP to Tom T. Corridor. 1 of the biggest story telling songwriters at any time! I employed to decide and sing with him every calendar year at Earl Scruggs’s property.”

Luke Bryan also confirmed his appreciation for Corridor. “Virtually 1 of the greatest tune writers to at any time dwell,” the singer wrote on Instagram. “Certainly the most exceptional creators of lyrics and creative capabilities ever. A audio for the ages. Thank you Tom T. Corridor for your lifetime and the way you instructed it. Phrases simply cannot demonstrate your genius way of telling a tale.”

Through his occupation, Corridor amassed 50 tracks on Billboard’s Hot Country Tunes chart, together with seven No. 1 hits. He also landed seven best 10 albums on Billboard’s Top rated Region Albums chart, including achieving No. 1 on that chart with The Rhymer and Other 5 and Dimers in June 1973.

In addition to his achievement on the charts, Hall was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1971, the Nashville Songwriters Corridor of Fame in 1978, the Kentucky Songwriters Corridor of Fame in 2002, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

He garnered six Grammy nods, together with song of the 12 months in 1968 for crafting “Harper Valley, P.T.A.,” but he won his only Grammy in an not likely category: most effective album notes for composing the liner notes for his 1972 launch, Tom T. Hall’s Greatest Hits.

See much more tributes to Corridor below.