Tom T. Hall Quotes
I think the nature of songwriters is that they are philosophers, and philosophers have a bent towards poetry and songwriting, so I think that the two run around together. The nature of a songwriter could be philosophical. Looking for universal ideas, a way to say things, get the story across as a means of entertaining, provoking thought.
Tom T. Hall
I was writing songs and then about the mid-sixties, somewhere along in there, I'd written enough songs. I don't know, maybe I wanted to write something like a Tom T. Hall song. And the best compliment I ever had is one day I was in Nashville, somebody came out with a record and some disk jockey said, "Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song." Well, up until then there hadn't been any such thing and he didn't know. He was just saying. And it told me a great deal. Then I understood that there was such a thing as a Tom T. Hall song. So, there was something stylistic there and I knew what it was. It was writing from personal experience, writing about places I've been, things I've done, people I've met.
Tom T. Hall
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