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Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Sung Live On Austin City Limits

The Year That Clayton Delaney Died is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s second # 1 on the country chart….while the single stayed at # 1 for two weeks….and spent a total of eighteen weeks on the country charts….for the song is based on Hall’s childhood neighbor and boyhood hero, Lonnie Easterly.

Tom T. Hall is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist and short-story writer….who has written twelve # 1 hit songs….along with 26 more that reached the Top 10….including the # 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA”….and the hit “I Love”….which reached # 12 on the Billboard Hot 100….as he became known to fans as “The Storyteller,”….thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting….evidenced in this video herewith.


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