Tom T. Hall speaking about the Country Music Highway in Kentucky in 2011. – Photo by Jessica Bray.
Kentucky country music songwriting legend, Tom T. Hall is having an estate sale on October 22, 2016. He is in the process of selling his estate and his home, which is known as Fox Hollow. Fans can bid online on items owned by Tom T. Hall and his late wife, Dixie Hall. The estate sale by Northgate Gallery in Brentwood, TN, includes a wide variety of valuable antique items from furniture to decorative items. There are quite a few fox related items from the “Fox on the Run” songwriter. There are also items presented to him by the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame. Click here to view the items. Tom T. Hall had seven No. 1 singles, all self-penned: “A Week in a Country Jail” (1969–70) “The Year That Clayton Delaney Died” (1971) “(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine” (1972–73)” “I Love” (1973–74) “Country Is” (1974) “I Care” (1974–75) “Faster Horses (the Cowboy and the Poet)” (1976). The Grammy winner also wrote hits for others, including “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” which Jeannie C. Riley took to No. 1 on country and pop charts in 1968, as well as “The Pool Shark,” a chart-topper for Dave Dudley; “(Margie’s at) the Lincoln Park Inn” and “That’s How I Got to Memphis,” recorded by Bobby Bare; and “Little Bitty,” which was a big hit for Alan Jackson in the late 1990s.
In total, Hall has earned 31 BMI Awards for songwriting spanning country and pop genres, and six of his songs have accumulated more than one million performances each. In 2008, he was welcomed into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame alongside his wife, Dixie.
Here are some of the notable items up for grabs:
Group of seven glass beer mugs with enamel decoration of Tom T. Hall, inscribed I Like Beer recorded and written by Tom T. Hall, 5.5″ high, along with six glass tumblers with portrait of Tom T. Hall, Country Music Legend, 4″ high
Pen caricature drawing of Tom T. Hall, inscribed For Tom T. Hall, All the Best from Gary Trudeau, June 11, 1981, 15″ high, 12″ wide
Framed photograph of Bill Monroe along with a check signed by Bill Monroe, overall 21.5″ high, 14.5″ wide
Martin O16NY guitar, serial # 219370, c.1961 in a fitted case, owned and played by Tom T. Hall
Fernandes electric bass guitar owned and played by Tom T. Hall along with a photograph of Tom T. playing the bass, in a fitted case
Wooden dome top mantle clock presented to Tom T. Hall with plaque inscribed, Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 Congratulations Tom T., It’s about Time, from your friends, Don, Tina, Sarah and Andrew, 8″ high, along with a leather portfolio from the Grand Ole Opry, two pieces
Alvarez Guitar – Live performance/Touring Model no. #5013 Serial #64358, owned and played by Tom T. Hall
Dobro (Dobro Brand) serial number D 311 4, Live Performance/Touring owned and played by Tom T. Hall, made in 1974
Set of 146 pieces of Keltcraft china designed by Noritake decorated with fox hunting scenes
Banjo – Vega (Ranger Tenor) Live Performance/Touring four string, serial #A-127906, owned and played by Tom T. Hall with autographed photo of Tom T. playing the banjo
1966 Fender Mustang Olympic White guitar, Live Performance guitar owned and played by Tom T. Hall, serial #139926 with original strings
Brass bound mahogany fitted writing box presented to Tom T. Hall by the Grand Ole Opry, 11.5″ wide, 3″ deep, 3″ high
Oil painting on canvas scene from Fox Hollow Farm with Tom T’s bassett hound and a fox, signed Mary McDaniel 1983, canvas size 18″ high, 24″ wide
Collection of 12 pocket knives, two Kentucky Limited Edition knives in a case, one Buford Pusser Case knife, two Tom T. Hall Limited Edition Case knives in cases, one Case knife with Moby Dick carved scrimshaw handle, one Potts knife with Tom T. Hall on handle, one early Case doublex knife, one Bicker knife, one Camillus knife, one Case knife with blue handle and one custom made knife with stag handle
Group of four belt buckles, one silver buckle with T.T.H. and a large turquoise stone, one silver buckle with Tom T. Hall Crazy Horse, one silver buckle with enamel center with Tom T. and one Calhoun Musicland buckle, along with a Tom T. leather boot shape key chain
Dobro-Gretsch Sho Bro (Shot Jackson) Live performance/Touring (one of a kind) owned and played by Tom T. Hall, As Found
Group of four limited edition Country Western series, musical figures of Tom T. Hall holding his guitar, 15.5″ high, three in original boxes and one has some slight damage
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