Music Is In Their Blood
(Redd's Parents) - click on link for more information
Both part Cherokee, played music, and this doubtless influenced young Redd and his six brothers and sisters to take up music. "When I was nine or ten years old," Redd recalled, "I larned to play an old banjo that my daddy had made. Then it wasn't long before I was playing the fiddle."
(Redd's Brothers & Sisters) - click on link for more information
Brothers Eury (Slim) and Alvin started their musical career when they were ten and 13 years of age, respectively. They played guitar and banjo, instruments made by their father, and they were known as the Courier-Journal News Boys. Alvin played on various radiostations before his death in the early 1970s.
His brother Billy, a great fiddler, was playing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was 16 years old. He performed with Little Jimmy Dickens, and was the youngest fiddler to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. He later formed a band with his two sons, Mark & Kent, and a close friend, Tony, called the (Bill) Stewart Family Band.
His brother Gene also performed on the Grand Ole Opry, and was the bass player in Pee Wee Kings' Golden West Cowboys. His two sisters Juanita and Helen, were also musicians and were known as The Golden Girls.
(Redd's Nephews) - click on link for more information
Nephews Kent & Mark have performed for years in The Stewart Family Band, nephew, Larry is a professional musician at Country Tonite Theater, formerly Dollywood, and Gaylord Entertainment in Nashville and Dennis has been a musician (drummer) for years.
(Redd's Sons) - click on link for more information
Colonel and Billy are both musicians, and have been writing, recording and performing for many years.
Three Generations In This Picture To The Left . . .
Redd's mother's pump organ (bought for her by her daddy when she was a young girl), Redd's brother (Billy) fiddle, (played while he was on the Grand Ole Opry), Redd's sister-in-law (Helen) autoharp (made from a tree that grew on the Carter Family homestead), and Redd's nephew (Mark) guitar.