'I grew up listening to Redd's music. There was no other song that ever had a heartfelt meaning as, 'Tennessee Waltz.' Though Redd is gone, it will live on and one and on. I have performed the song many times, as I am sure others have.
I don't know but the meaning might have something to do with the fact that I grew up and lived in East Tennessee the first 18 years of my life, and I am very proud of the fact that I am from the great state of Tennessee.' (Tony Hickman/TN)