In May of 1977, the very first Star Wars movie premiered in theaters. Six months later, noted country songwriter Tom T. Hall released a song that fans of the franchise can most certainly appreciate: "May the Force Be With You Always."

The lead single from Hall's New Train Same Rider album, "May the Force Be With You Always" became a Top 20 country hit in the United States -- it peaked at No. 13 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart -- and a Top 5 country hit in Canada. The song's lyrics talk about "a force that moves our lives from place to place ... a force exchanging smiles from face to face ... a force that moves the wind and changes tides."

"The force is all, and we as one are but a tiny part / May the force be with you always, sweetheart," Hall sings in "May the Force Be With You Always." "If we are part of something bigger we can face the dark / May the force be with you always, sweetheart."

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Star Wars creator George Lucas introduced the concept of "the Force" in the franchise's very first film: Obi-Wan Kenobi describes it as "an energy field created by all living things." Its origins are spiritual, according to Lucas, and although the Force does not correlate to any one religion, it is based on the idea of good and evil, and on the existence of a higher power.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1971 and a Country Music Hall of Fame member since 2014, Hall has written 11 No. 1 hits, including "Harper Valley PTA." In addition to his No. 1 songs, he's also written more than two dozen Top 10 tunes.

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