Thomas Paul "Tompall" Glaser (September 3, 1933 – August 13, 2013) was an American outlaw country music artist.
Glaser in 1977
|Birth name||Thomas Paul Glaser|
|Born||September 3, 1933|
Spalding, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||August 13, 2013 (aged 79)|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Labels||MGM/Curb, ABC, Dot/MCA, Bear Family, Clint Miller|
|Associated acts||Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Jim Glaser|
Glaser was born in Spalding, Nebraska, the son of Alice Harriet Marie (née Davis) and Louis Nicholas Glaser. He was raised on a farm. In the 1950s, he recorded as a solo artist. He later formed a trio with brothers Chuck and Jim called Tompall & the Glaser Brothers. Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single was Shel Silverstein's "Put Another Log on the Fire", which peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1975. He appeared with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter on the album Wanted! The Outlaws. In the 1970s his Nashville recording studio, dubbed "Hillbilly Central," was considered the nerve center of the nascent Outlaw country movement. Glaser, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson were central figures in that movement.
Glaser died on August 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 79, after a long illness. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy. His brother, Jim, died of a heart attack on April 6, 2019, at the age of 81. His brother, Chuck, died two months later on June 10, 2019, at the age of 83. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Tompall Glaser among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
|1974||Take the Singer with the Song||—|
|1975||Tompall (Sings the Songs of Shel Silverstein)||—|
|1976||The Great Tompall and His Outlaw Band||13|
|1977||Tompall Glaser & His Outlaw Band||38|
|The Wonder of It All||—|
|1986||Nights on the Borderline||—|
|2001||The Best of Tompall Glaser & the Glaser Brothers||—|
|2006||My Notorious Youth||—|
|2007||Outlaw to the Cross||—|
|US Country||US Bubbling||CAN Country|
|1973||"Bad, Bad, Bad Cowboy"||77||—||—||Charlie|
|1974||"Texas Law Sez"||96||—||—||Take the Singer with the Song|
|"Musical Chairs"||63||—||—||Tompall (Sings the Songs of Shel Silverstein)|
|1975||"Put Another Log on the Fire (The Male Chauvinist National Anthem)" (credited to Tompall)||21||3||34|
|1976||"T for Texas" (credited to Tompall and His Outlaw Band)||36||—||—||Wanted! The Outlaws|
|1977||"It'll Be Her"||45||—||—||Tompall Glaser & and His Outlaw Band|
|"It Never Crossed My Mind"||91||—||—||The Wonder of It All|
|1978||"Drinking Them Beers"||79||—||—|
- Wolff, Kurt. "Tompall Glaser biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
- Associated Press. "Tompall Glaser, an original Nashville outlaw, dies". Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
- "Billboard charted singles" (PDF). Mike Curb official website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-04-01.