A Week In A Country Jail
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By Bruce_Simbuck in the Style of Tom T. Hall
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Here's a lesser-known but terrific song by the Old Storyteller, Tom T. Hall. Thanks for listening! Bruce P.S. "A Week In A Country Jail", was based on a true story: Tom was pulled over by a cop in Paintsville, KY for speeding, and then arrested for expired tags on his car and for not having his driver’s license on him. What was supposed to have been an overnight stay in the local jail turned into a week when the county's only Judge left town to attend a funeral. This Mayberry-gone-wrong story became a hit in 1969. Ironically, Paintsville is now the home of the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum, which pays tribute to Tom's success.