Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers Passes Away at Age 80

Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers Passes Away at Age 80

Harold Reid, 80, passed away on April 24, according to a statement by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Harold was the longtime bass vocalist in the Statler Brothers quartet. Originally named The Four Star Quartet and later The Kingsmen, the quartet re-branded themselves as the Statler Brothers in the early 1960s with Harold, brother Don Reid, Phil Balsley and Lew DeWitt, and continued making music until their farewell tour in 2002. Jimmy Fortune replaced DeWitt in the 1980s.

The Statler Brothers won multiple Grammy Awards, CMA Awards and ACM Awards. They were elected to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. “Flowers on the Wall” and “Bed of Roses” are two of the quartet’s most well-known hits.

photo courtesy Don Putnam/CMA 

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Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Congrats to Garth Brooks — he’s been named as one of the honorees for the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors. Along with Garth, the lifetime achievements of Debbie AllenJoan BaezMidori and Dick Van Dyke will be celebrated. When he learned of the honor, Garth shared, “I’m humble. I’m proud. I’m all the good things.”

The Kennedy Center Honors will air June 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Photo Credit: Becky Fluke