Ever heard of The Tennessee Waltz? It was written by Redd Stewart, along with Pee Wee King, and this week Dave sits down with Redd Stewart’s nephew, Larry Stewart, who is an accomplished musician himself, to talk about the story of that iconic American standard and Larry’s own career as one of the finest steel guitarists in the country. “I guess I’ve led a charmed life in some respects,” Dave writes, “because I’ve been able to get to know some remarkable people, Larry Stewart being smack at the top of the list.”

Taking a needed reprieve from political theater, Larry and Dave instead talk about “Uncle Redd,” and the type of guy he was off-stage. After reminiscing about playing “dueling records” as kids, Larry traces his own career in country music before talking about the direction that country music is currently taking. You won’t want to miss this.

Subscribe to Radio Deplorable in iTunes (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in iTunes or by RSS feed.

Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

There are 9 comments.

  1. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    I’m 18 minutes into this and still wondering if this is the Larry Stewart from Restless Heart.

    • #1
    • April 7, 2018, at 11:27 AM PDT
    • Like
  2. Arahant Member

    Ah, ending on Ray Price. You’re just trying to get all of us music curmudgeons up in arms and manning the barricades to yell, “Kids, turn that crap down! You call that music?!”

    • #2
    • April 7, 2018, at 11:30 AM PDT
    • Like
  3. Dave Carter Contributor

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    I’m 18 minutes into this and still wondering if this is the Larry Stewart from Restless Heart.

    Nope. Not the same guy. 

    • #3
    • April 7, 2018, at 12:14 PM PDT
    • Like
  4. Arahant Member

    • #4
    • April 7, 2018, at 12:19 PM PDT
    • Like
  5. Patrick McClure Member

    Great podcast. I had trouble seeing the screen as you played For The Good Times. Also, I kept hearing it in my Dad’s voice. 

    • #5
    • April 7, 2018, at 2:58 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  6. George Townsend Member

    Thanks for this, Dave. I love the Old Country Music. The Tennessee Waltz is truly beautiful.

    I disagree with your wife, though. Perhaps I am being unfair to him, but Garth Brooks started turning me off when he did a show in the nineties, and deliberately broke his guitar on stage. What the devil was that about??! I haven’t really followed the new country singers since then. Oh, and I found interesting the part about the old songs being remastered. I don’t know that much about music, and never understood what that meant.

    Lastly: With all due respect to Arahant, I love Ray Price! The ending of this show was terrific!

    Thanks for the clip, Charlie. I never saw anybody but George Burns do that song. The clips really made it worthwhile!

    • #6
    • April 7, 2018, at 3:51 PM PDT
    • Like
  7. Basil Fawlty Member

    I haven’t listened to this song in over fifty years, but I still remember the lyrics and melody. A classic.

    • #7
    • April 7, 2018, at 3:55 PM PDT
    • Like
  8. Arahant Member

    George Townsend (View Comment):
    With all due respect to Arahant, I love Ray Price! The ending of this show was terrific!

    You misread my intent.

    • #8
    • April 7, 2018, at 5:26 PM PDT
    • Like
  9. George Townsend Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    George Townsend (View Comment):
    With all due respect to Arahant, I love Ray Price! The ending of this show was terrific!

    You misread my intent.

    Sorry, Charlie. I tend to take things very literally, at times. I guess I should have figured it out when you wrote “Ah, ending on Ray Price.” I just thought both the song and delivery were so good.

    • #9
    • April 7, 2018, at 5:59 PM PDT
    • Like