|Pee Wee King|
An American country music songwriter and recording artist.
Pee Wee King is mainly known for the ever lasting country standard
"THE TENNESSEE WALTZ" with co writer Redd Stewart, written in 1947.
His first profession appearance was on radio in 1928.
Toured with Gene Autry.
He also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry through out his career.
In the 1930s, he toured and made cowboy movies with Gene Autry.
Had own TV show in 1956 - ABC television.
Inducted into the HALL OF FAME - 1970
In 1965 the Tennessee Waltz was named State song of Tennessee.
Noted Songs Written.
TENNESSEE WALTZ - CO/WRITER Redd Stewart
SLOW POKE - CO/WRITER Redd Stewart
YOU BELONG TO ME - CO/WRITER Redd Stewart-Chilton Price.
IíLL FORGIVE YOU BUT I CANíT FORGET YOU - 1944
CHANGING PARTNERS - 1954
TENNESSEE TANGO - CO WRITER Redd Stewart
WALK ME BY THE RIVER
A CRAZY WALTZ - CO/WRITER Redd Stewart-R Ayres
RIVER ROAD TWO STEP - CO WRITER Redd Stewart
Voted No 1 Country and Western Band Leader.
By BILLBOARD,CASHBOX,ORCHESTRAWORLD in 1950 to 1955.
Redd Stewart sang lead on all songs.
He died of a heart attack in Louisville, Kentucky, at age 86.
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