'I met Pee Wee and Redd years ago (1957). I was working fairs with Minnie Pearl. We were arriving at a little county fair somewhere in Iowa as Redd and Pee Wee were leaving. We stopped and got out and they did the same. Minnie introduced me to them, and Pee Wee introduced us to some girl who was in their show. She was 7 foot tall!
Pee Wee had two 50 lb. sacks of potatoes (someone at the fair had given him) on each front fender of his car! Ill never forget that. We became real good friends over the years. I'd see both of them quite often at the CMA and Disc. Jockey Conventions. I loved their music as well as their songwriting.' (Mel Tillis (Country Music Legend)/Nashville, TN