'I played steel guitar with Redd for over eight years in Pee Wee's band, starting in 1946 at the Grand Ole Opry and continuing through 1954 on WAVE-TV in Louisville. I left the music business as a profession for 42 years and recently retired, resuming music as a hobby.
To me, Redd was the glue that held the Golden West Cowboys together into a tight musical unit. Redd was a great musician and songwriter, and, above all, was a friend and gentleman. I miss him.' (Roy Ayres/Starke, FL)