Hal Bynum


1934 –


Who is Hal Bynum?

Hal Bynum is an American songwriter associated with the Outlaw country movement in the 1970s. Bynum has written more than 200 songs for popular country artists, including Kenny Rogers Patty Loveless, Johnny Cash, Cash and Waylon Jennings, and Jim Reeves. Bynum also wrote "The Old, Old House", which has been performed by George Jones, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and the Grateful Dead.

In 1977, Bynum received songwriter awards from the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music for "Lucille", the Song of the Year. Bynum's autobiographical book, The Promise describes his upbringing in Texas and his work as a songwriter in Nashville. Bynum is also known for his spoken word recordings. Both his book and the album of the same name were released on Bynum's Beauregard Books/Records label.

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on July 23, 2013


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