The quartet was formed in performing locally and, inthey began singing backup for Johnny Cash until Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. Despite the name, only two members of the group Don and Harold Reid are actual brothers and none has the surname of Statler. The band, in fact, named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room they joked that they could have turned out to be the Kleenex Brothers.
The band's style was closely linked to their gospel roots. The group remained closely tied to their gospel roots, with a majority of their records containing at least one gospel song. They produced several albums containing only gospel music and recorded a tribute There Is You - The Statler Brothers - Today to the Blackwood Brotherswho influenced their music.
Very early on in the group's history, before the Tony Curtis - Drive Me Crazy named themselves "The Statler Brothers", Joe McDorman was their original lead singer.
The show ran from — Due to their expanding career, the Statlers left Cash's entourage around the mids to pursue their own careers. Deep Searchin - Cookie Monsterz - The Way We See It EP left Cash on good terms. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelinesplease report them. It's been There Is You - The Statler Brothers - Today years since a group of fresh-faced Staunton guys approached Johnny Cash looking for a chance to play There Is You - The Statler Brothers - Today front of the country superstar.
Sight unseen, the budding legend agreed to let the Statler Brothers open up a concert for him. One could say, "The rest is history" — but fame didn't immediately come calling for the Staunton quartet. Sure, they got Cash's ear, and a record deal with Columbia Records soon followed.
However, the record company gave the Statler Brothers just three cracks at producing a hit record. The first two singles released by the group didn't manage to catch fire, and the third, their last chance to impress record executives, was pretty much going nowhere after six months.
The group hung up its microphones inand three of its members now quietly live in the area. Recently, Harold and Don Reid, two brothers who made up half of the now world famous quartet, sat down with The News Leader and reminisced about their first meeting with Cash, their stardom that almost wasn't, the movie "Pulp Fiction," retirement and the state of today's country music scene.
Related: On the record: Statlers reflect in interview. It was and the Statler Brothers, after a minor shakeup or two, consisted of the Reid brothers, Lew DeWitt and Phil Balsley Jimmy Fortune would later join the group in the early s after replacing DeWitt, who became ill and could no longer perform on a regular basis.
Hardworking and patiently plying their craft by singing at banquets and churches, the group yearned for more. They would get their chance in when, through a local promoter and friend, they were given the opportunity to meet Johnny Cash, who was playing at a fair in Roanoke. The Reid brothers went backstage on a Friday night to meet the county superstar, who had just finished his show, "and we were presented to this long, skinny, sweat-soaked man dressed in a black suit and open-neck white shirt who sort of glared and studied us more than greeted us," they wrote in "The Statler Brothers: Random Memories," which was published in Cash told them he was headed to Berryville in a couple of days and asked them if they'd be interested in opening his show.
US : Gold . US: Gold . The album can only be bought at Cracker Barrel Restaurants and already it is on all the country and There Is You - The Statler Brothers - Today charts and considered a best seller.
In January ofthe Statlers met with Bill Gaither in Nashville to record an interview for an upcoming project featuring Statler gospel songs on a Gaither Series video.
It was to originally be a She Knows Me Too Well - The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (SACD, Album) of 17 of their closing gospel songs from their TNN television series The Statler Brothers Show, which was the number one program on the network from There Is You - The Statler Brothers - Today May 18, Wil and Langdon Reid, sons of Statlers Harold and Don, have made a lot of friends throughout the country under the name of Grandstaff.
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