I met Pee Wee King and Redd years ago in 1957. I was working fairs with Minnie Pearl. We were arriving at a little country fair somewhere in Iowa, as Redd & Pee Wee were leaving. We stopped and got out of our car, 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. I'll never forget that! We became real good friends over the years. I'd see them both quite often at the CMA and Disc Jockey Conventions. I loved their music, as well as their songwriting.
Keep the Faith,
Mel Tillis, Country Music Legend