“Harper Valley PTA” became Jeannie C. Riley‘s most well-known single in her entire career. It pushed her into the spotlight and earned her her first number one song on the country and pop chart. However, it wasn’t only Riley who ...

The Harper Valley Smash Hit Fans of the “Harper Valley P.T.A” singer would describe Jeannie C. Riley as someone who is ahead of her time – a trailblazing woman in the country music scene that was dominated by men. She ...

In September 1968, country music singer Jeannie C. Riley made history when she claimed both the country and pop music charts’ No. 1 spot. Thanks to her spirited rendition of Tom T. Hall’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” she became the first ...

When Jeannie C. Riley moved from Texas to Nashville, she became a prime example of the old adage about being in the right place at the right time. She performed demos for companies in Nashville. Her office skills weren’t that ...

Tom T. Hall | Photo credit: genius.com A poet, musician, instrumentalist, and novelist all rolled into one is Tom T. Hall. He was known to fans as “The Storyteller” and he became prominent for it through the songs that he wrote. A ...