(CNN)Country euphony singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall died Friday astatine his location successful Franklin, Tennessee, astatine the property of 85, according to his son.
"Our household asks for privateness during this hard time," Dean Hall said successful a tweet,
Hall, who was calved successful Olive Hill, Kentucky, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame successful 2008.
Hall was dubbed "The Storyteller" by Country Music Hall of Fame subordinate Tex Ritter, and wrote songs "distinguished by their communicative quality, their affluent detail, and their keen penetration into the quality of mundane life," the Hall of Fame said successful its appreciation.
He's known for penning the 1968 deed "Harper Valley P.T.A.," made fashionable by Jeannie C. Riley, arsenic good arsenic different songs specified arsenic "A Week successful a Country Jail," "I Love," "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died," and "I Like Beer."
"Tom T. Hall's masterworks alteration successful plot, tone, and tempo, but they are bound by his ceaseless and unyielding empathy for the triumphs and losses of others," Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young said Friday.
"He wrote without judgement oregon anger, offering a rhyming journalism of the bosom that sets his compositions isolated from immoderate different writer. He was a storyteller, a philosopher, a whiskey maker, a novelist, a poet, a painter, a benefactor, a missive writer, a acquisition giver, a man farmer, and galore much things."
"Thank you for each of the music, Tom T. Hall. We'll miss you," the Grand Ole Opry tweeted Friday.
Fellow performers besides hailed Hall's legacy. The Oak Ridge Boys tweeted their acknowledgment to Hall for the songs and the "strength you provided to truthful many," portion Travis Tritt described him arsenic "one of the top communicative telling songwriters ever!"
Hall had six Grammy nominations and was the victor successful the Best Album Notes class successful 1972 for his medium "Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits."