Tompall Glaser

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Tompall Glaser
Tompall Glaser 1977.JPG
Glaser in 1977
Background information
Birth nameThomas Paul Glaser
Born(1933-09-03)September 3, 1933
Spalding, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedAugust 12, 2013(2013-08-12) (aged 79)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active1950s–2013
LabelsMGM/Curb, ABC, Dot/MCA, Bear Family, Clint Miller
Associated actsTompall & the Glaser Brothers

Thomas Paul "Tompall" Glaser (September 3, 1933 – August 12, 2013) was an American outlaw country music artist.

Glaser was born in Spalding, Nebraska, the son of Alice Harriet Marie (née Davis) and Louis Nicholas Glaser.[1][2][3] He was raised on a farm. Since the 1950s, he recorded as a solo artist and with his brothers Chuck and Jim in the trio Tompall & the Glaser Brothers.[1] 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 and 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 centered around Glaser, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

Glaser died August 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 79, after a long illness.[4]

Solo discography[edit]


Year Album US Country
1973 Charlie
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
1992 The Rogue
The Outlaw
2001 The Best of Tompall Glaser & the Glaser Brothers
2006 My Notorious Youth
2007 Outlaw to the Cross


Year Single Chart Positions[5] Album
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 (Male Chauvinist National Anthem)" 21 3 34
1976 "T for Texas" 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Wolff, Kurt. "Tompall Glaser biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
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  4. ^ Associated Press. "Tompall Glaser, an original Nashville outlaw, dies". Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Billboard charted singles" (PDF). Mike Curb official website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-04-01.

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