Billy Rae Stewart
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, I was born into a musical family. My father was a musician with the talent to play just about any instrument you placed in his hands. I must have inherited his passion for music because my life started out much the same way. At age nine I began playing drums. By age eleven I was playing at small teen dance clubs. At age thirteen my focus changed to guitar. By age sixteen I had been in several garage bands, and was ready to get serious about my career, but life had plans of its own!
Just prior to leaving school something happened that I did not anticipate, I met my wife, Sharon. Before I knew it my focus had turned to marriage & kids, so I laid down my guitar and picked up my tools and built a career in floorcovering.
Becoming an author was never a part of the future I dreamed of, but after my dad passed away and I began to research his life, I realized that his life story could be an inspiration to all. What he accomplished in his life was simply amazing. My dad was truly a rags to riches story that I felt needed to be told.
This is the first book I have ever written, and now that it is done, I’m ready for the next one!
Visit Billy online at: BillyStewart.com
Country Music’s Hidden Gem
Redd Stewart’s journey began as more than just another rags-to-riches story, but with an essential heritage of family love and music that would later shape him into one of the music world’s greatest ‘unsung heroes.’
His life inspired others to do better, to be better, to love unconditionally, and to share with others the blessing of God-given talent. He was a man who never asked for personal praise, but whose individual contribution to the Country and Pop music industries is still alive throughout the world today.
Many of the songs written by Redd have been performed and recorded by such entertainment legends as Patti Page, Hank Williams, Roy Rogers, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, and the list goes on. He was heard to say in all humility, “I don’t deserve any of this.”
Follow these pages of heartfelt thoughts about our subject as explored in detail by the musician, author, and loving son of this sincere man, revealed for the first time is the real-life love story that inspired the lyrics to the world’s most famous Country music song; the beautiful Tennessee Waltz.
“At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.”
~ Lemony Snicket
What a trip! WOW! I didn’t realize he was so talented! An amazing man: father, singer, song writer and much more.”