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About the Statlers: Harold, Phil, Jimmy and DonFrom the Official Web Site of The Statler BrothersThe Most Awarded Act in the History of Country Music
The Statlers Brothers, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune and Don Reid, were the premier group in country music for nearly forty years. Entering the business in 1964 as the backup voices for Johnny Cash on stage, record and TV, they served their apprenticeship with him for 8 1/2 years. During that time they recorded their first hit record, “Flowers on the Wall”, and were regulars on the weekly Johnny Cash Show on ABC TV.
Leaving the Cash troupe in 1972, they continued with such hit records as “Bed of Rose’s”, “Class of ’57″ and “I’ll Go to My Grave Loving You”. Their original harmonies, sense of humor and lyrical style of writing highlighted a career that led them to the top of the music charts countless times and to a concert touring success that packed arenas and theaters with every performance. Their award winning (Grammies, CMA’s, Gold and Platinum records and etc) is legendary and they are considered to be the most honored of any act in the country music field.
The 90s saw them starring in their own television series, The Statler Brothers Show, on TNN, The Nashville Network for seven years and remaining the number one show on the network its entire run. Deciding to retire from a lifetime of traveling and enjoy the good life in their homes in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, they gave their farewell concert in the fall of 2002.
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'Amazing Grace' Barbara Mandrell And The Statler Brothers - Staff Picks
Take a trip back to the 1970s with this incredible performance of ‘Amazing Grace‘ by Barbara Mandrell and the Statler Brothers. In this classic Christian country crossover, the four men of the ‘Statler Brothers‘ country group were blessed to be joined by the beautiful country music star and actress, Barabara Mandrell, for a live TV performance of ‘Amazing Grace.’ With these outfits and hairstyles, there‘s no mistaking this for any decade other than the seventies. This video is not only a heartwarming treat from these talented performers but a time capsule to an unforgettable decade. With a wild west backdrop setting their scene, these country music icons showcased some of their Christian influence by performing the timeless hymn, ‘Amazing Grace.’ Whether it's your first time hearing it, or your thousandth, ‘Amazing Grace‘ never ceases to fill our hearts and remind us of the good grace of God. I once was lost But now I'm found Was blind, but now I see Barbara Mandrell, who was born on Christmas day, 1948, is no stranger to Christian influence, releasing multiple Christian-inspired songs in her gospel albums ‘Precious Memories‘ which was released in 1989, as well as ‘He Set My Life to Music‘ which came out in 1982. Originally performing songs as a gospel quartet for the entertainment of local churches, the Statler Brothers rose to popularity through the sixties, working as openers and background vocalists for Johnny Cash for 9 years. After breaking off from Cash and working on their own, the group released a grand total of 40 albums and earned many number one spots on American hits charts. "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
The Statler Brothers . Albums
Flowers on the WallNovember 2016
Best of the Statler Brothers Gospel FavoritesJune 2015
The Statler Brothers: The Best From the Farewell Concert (Live)January 2013