In the early 1980’s, Tommy wrote and recorded his only
gospel album “Jesus is Here By My Side” on Eddy Crooks
Label “Harvest Records”. Among many classic gospel
songs, Tommy included his own work on this album, titles
such as “Jesus is Here By My Side “,” Everyday “,” Me
and My Guitar” and “A New Creature”. All of Tommy’s
songs were published with B.M.I.
In 1962 Tommy married Phyllis Lewis, of Portsmouth, Virginia. Shortly after they had two children, Robin and Rodney. Along with two children from previous marriages, Debbie and Tommie Jo, they now have 7 grandchildren, Brett, Christopher, Nicholas, Melissa, Brittany, Ryan and Brandon.
In the early times of country music it was hard to balance a family and the demands of performing every night. Even with a lot of accomplishments and success, Tommy’s love and dedication to his family gave and even today gives him the strength and focus to provide the best possible life for his family. s.