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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 19 Nov 2020 3:03 pm    
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Do you realize Tommy White has been the staff steel guitarist at the Grand Ole Opry for 22 years? I still get to see him there, mask and all, through Circle TV.

Congratulations on your long run there Tommy and your other accomplishments as well.

Tommy is from my area and although I never really knew him here, I used to see him at the clubs and jamborees when he was a teen-ager and young adult. He was terrific way back then.

What he has accomplished I guess is what most steel guitar players dream of.

He can be seen tearing it up on the recorded versions of the Vincent and Dailey shows and the Ray Stevens CabaRay shows on Circle as well.

Just wanted to throw a little recognition and thanks your way for all the music you've given us over the years while I can.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 19 Nov 2020 4:15 pm    
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I watch those shows and reruns on RFD TV. Mostly I get my steel fix from YouTube. I use my tablet and earbuds so the little lady can watch her horrible terrestrial TV. Remember the TNN network. I was in hog heaven when that was on. Wonderful shows and all fresh material. Lots of steel guitar. Tommy, Larry Sasser, Hal Rugg, and many more.
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Roy Carroll


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North of a Round Rock
Post  Posted 20 Nov 2020 5:43 am    
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It is amazing that it has been that long. (22 years) Tommy is a wonderful player and ever better all around guy.
He never has a anything but a kind word for everyone. His parents did a good job with him! What a player!!!
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Donny Hinson

 

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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 20 Nov 2020 1:46 pm    
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Wow, 22 years! Tommy's a first-rate player, and for over twice that long, he's been on my personal "Top 10 Players" list. Mr. Green
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 20 Nov 2020 1:54 pm     22 yrs.
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Yeah, I think that's right. I read in an interview in a 2002 copy of the NTSGA newsletter that he had been at the Opry 4 yrs. at that time. I defer to Tommy, of course.

Those old shows that Larry mentioned are good too, but I wanted point out that you can still see Tommy and the Opry live on Circle TV.

please wear a mask. just do it. it won't kill you.😷
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Tommy White

 

From:
Nashville
Post  Posted 20 Nov 2020 9:09 pm    
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Aw, thank you so much for mentioning my tenure at the Grand Ole Opry Jerry.
I’ve had the most fortunate things in a steel player’s career happen to me. I’ve devoted my entire life to pedal steel guitar, the instrument we love. To have anyone recognize me or my career accomplishments is most certainly humbling. My hope is that, the instrument lives on. It is the most versatile and beautiful voice I can think of in any genre of music.
Stay safe and well my friends!
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Robert Rogers

 

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Manchester,TN
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2020 12:33 pm    
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Tommy your a true legend and I'm proud to know you,
Robert Rogers
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Tommy White

 

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Nashville
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2020 11:36 am    
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Again, thanks so much fellas! So nice.
To the best of my recollection, I started playing the Grand Ole Opry in January 1986 with The Whites. I quit in October 1993 due to a busy schedule with cable TV shows on the Nashville Network and recording sessions. I would return to the Opry as staff steel player in I believe April 1997 or possibly 1998 when our dear departed hero Weldon Myrick resigned the position. 😊
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Tommy White

 

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Nashville
Post  Posted 24 Nov 2020 2:07 pm    
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Again, thank you to everyone! I’ve received an overwhelming amount of emails and pms.
I’m working hard to return a reply to everyone! I want to thank Paul Franklin for including me in his method course! Paul’s course is just the best and it was an honor for me to have a small part in contributing. I hope everyone of you stays safe and healthy! 😊
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Junior Knight


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Eustace Texas..paddle faster..I hear Banjos...
Post  Posted 24 Nov 2020 2:20 pm    
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The way I see it...
The opry is very very lucky to have Tommy White. One of the greatest and innovative players God has ever made.
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Tommy White

 

From:
Nashville
Post  Posted 24 Nov 2020 3:41 pm    
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Thank you Junior Night! I feel the same about you and your playing!
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Junior Knight


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Post  Posted 24 Nov 2020 3:46 pm    
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Thank you sir. I appreciate that.
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Dean Holman

 

From:
Branson MO
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2020 12:03 pm    
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Tommy,
This should make you feel good. This oversized 15 year old kid with his ShoBud LDG, that you met at a little music theatre in West Plains MO, is now a 50 year old man, still trying to play half as good as you were when you were just in your teens. It is such a great honor to know you and can call you my friend.
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