“I was saddened to hear of Tom T. Hall’s passing. I loved him. He was a great Kentuckian with a heart of gold. He was a kind and gentle man. Lots of people come to Nashville to write songs, but Tom T. came to tell stories. These stories are everyone’s story, they are America’s story. Now he can truly say, ‘me and Jesus have our own thing going.’” — Ricky Skaggs