• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2006, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from The Statler Brothers, which they submitted to this site on Monday 18 September 2006.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to The Statler Brothers who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



The Statler Brothers
This quote was submitted on Monday 18 September 2006.

'Gene Watson is probably the greatest country singer of all time.



If there was a song, a performance, a track and a singer to be placed in a time capsule to tell the world forever more what country music was and is, it should be 'Farewell Party' by Gene Watson'.


Thank you, The Statler Brothers, for your support of Gene Watson.

About The Statler Brothers...

The Statler Brothers were formed in 1955 as The Kingsmen by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990), Philip Balsley and Harold Reid at Lyndhurst Methodist Church in Staunton, Virginia.

By 1960, Harold Reid's brother, Don Reid, had joined the group as their lead vocalist.



In 1963, The Statler Brothers joined Johnny Cash's road-show as The Statler Brothers, which led to a recording contract with Columbia Records under their own name and as backing vocalists for Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003); they selected their name off a box of facial tissues, which were manufactured in Massachusetts.

In 1966, The Statler Brothers enjoyed their first hit with 'Flowers on The Wall', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990), when the song reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart and No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart.



In January 1966, The Statler Brothers saw the release of their debut album, 'Flowers on The Wall' (Columbia Records, 1966), which was produced by Don Law (Monday 24 February 1902 - Monday 20 December 1982) and Frank Jones (Sunday 4 March 1928 - Thursday 3 February 2005), and included three tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Still Miss Someone', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) and Roy Cash / this track did not chart
'Flowers on The Wall', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990) (No.2, 1966) / the track also reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1966
'My Darling Hildegarde' (written by Don Reid) / this track did not chart

The Statler Brothers' debut album, 'Flowers on The Wall' (Columbia Records, 1966), also included the following tracks:

'King of The Road', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992)
'Memphis, Tennessee' (written by Chuck Berry)
'I'm Not Quite Through Crying', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990)
'My Reward' (written by Austin Roberts)
'This Ole House', which was written by Stuart Hamblen (Tuesday 20 October 1908 - Wednesday 8 March 1989)
'Billy Christian' (written by Tom T. Hall)
'The Doodlin' Song' (written by Harold Reid)
'Quite a Long, Long Time', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990)
'Whiffenpoof Song' (written by Tod Galloway and Meade Minnigerode)

The Statler Brothers' debut album, 'Flowers on The Wall' (Columbia Records, 1966), featured members of Johnny Cash's band, The Tennessee Three, as it was recorded in between takes during the recording of a Johnny Cash album.

In 1966, The Statler Brothers saw the release of the non-album singles, 'The Right One' (No.30, 1966) and 'That'll Be the Day' (No.37, 1966).



In 1967, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'The Statler Brothers Sing The Big Hits' (Columbia Records, 1967), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Ruthless'
(No.10, 1967)
'You Can't Have Your Kate & Edith, Too' (written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman) (No.10, 1967)

The Statler Brothers' 'The Statler Brothers Sing The Big Hits' (Columbia Records, 1967) also included the following tracks:

'Release Me' (written by Eddie Miller)
'Walking in the Sunshine', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992)
'Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings'
'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town' (written by Mel Tillis)
'Green, Green Grass of Home' (written by Curly Putman)
'There Goes My Everything' (written by Dallas Frazier)
'Almost Persuaded', which was written by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'I Can't Help it (if I'm still in love with you)', which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)
'Oh, Shenandoah' (traditional)

In 1968 and 1969, The Statler Brothers saw the release of the non-album singles, 'Jump for Joy' (No.60, 1968), 'Sissy' (No.75, 1968) and 'I'm the Boy' (No.60, 1969).



In 1969, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'How Great Thou Art' (Columbia Records, 1969), which included one track which was released as a single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'O, Happy Day' (written by Edwin Hawkins) / this track did not chart

The Statler Brothers' 'How Great Thou Art' (Columbia Records, 1969) also included the following tracks:

'How Great Thou Art' (written by Carl Boberg)
'King of Love'
'Are You Washed in the Blood' (traditional)
'The Things God Gave Me'
'Just in Time' (written by Jerry Lee Lewis)
'Led Out of Bondage'
'The Fourth Man'
'Pass Me Not'
'Less of Me'



In 1969, The Statler Brothers provided backing vocals on Johnny Cash's 'Daddy Sang Bass', which was written by Carl Perkins (Saturday 9 April 1932 - Monday 19 January 1998); the track was included on Johnny Cash's 'The Holy Land' (Columbia Records, 1969) and was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for six weeks in January / February 1969.

Johnny Cash's 'The Holy Land' (Columbia Records, 1969) also included 'The Ten Commandments', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990).

In 1970, The Statler Brothers signed with Mercury Records and recorded their first session with producer Jerry Kennedy in September 1970.



In December 1970, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Bed of Rose's' (Mercury Records, 1970), which was produced by Jerry Foster, and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Bed of Rose's' (written by Harold Reid) (No.9, 1970)
'New York City' (No.19, 1971)

The Statler Brothers' 'Bed of Rose's' (Mercury Records, 1970) also included the following tracks:

'All I Have to Offer You (is me)', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Arthue Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999)
'Neighborhood Girl'
'Fifteen Years Ago' (written by Raymond Smith)
'The Junkie's Prayer'
'We'
'This Part of the World'
'Tomorrow Never Comes'
'Me & Bobby McGee' (written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster)
'The Last Goodbye'



In August 1971, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Pictures of Moments to Remember' (Mercury Records, 1971), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Pictures' (No.13, 1971)
'You Can't Go Home' (No.23, 1971)

The Statler Brothers' 'Pictures of Moments to Remember' (Mercury Records, 1971) also included the following tracks:

'Second Thoughts'
'Tender Years' (written by Darrell Edwards)
'Faded Love', which was written by Bob Wills (Monday 6 March 1905 - Tuesday 13 May 1975) and John Wills
'Makin' Memories'
'Things'
'When You & I Were Young, Maggie' (traditional)
'Just Someone I Used to Know', which was written by Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013)
'I Wonder How the Old Folks are at Home'
'Moments to Remember' (written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman)



In April 1972, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Innerview' (Mercury Records, 1972), which included one track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Do You Remember These', which was written by Don Reid, Harold Reid and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001) (No.2, 1972)

The Statler Brothers' 'Innerview' (Mercury Records, 1972) also included the following tracks:

'I'd Rather Be Sorry' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
'Every Day Will Be Sunday Bye & Bye'
'She Thinks I Still Care' (written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy)
'Got Leavin' on Her Mind'
'I'll Take Care of You'
'Take Me Home Country Roads', which was written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert and John Denver (Friday 31 December 1943 - Sunday 12 October 1997)
'Daddy'
'Never Ending Song of Love', which was written by Delaine Alvin 'Delaney' Bramlett (Saturday 1 July 1939 - Saturday 27 December 2008)
'Different Song'
'Since Then'



In August 1972, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Country Music Then & Now' (Mercury Records, 1972), which included one track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Class of '57' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.6, 1972)

The Statler Brothers' 'Country Music Then & Now' (Mercury Records, 1972) also included the following tracks:

'When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again'
'No One Will Ever Know', which was written by Mel Foree (Tuesday 25 July 1911 - Sunday 28 October 1990) and Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954)
'Saturday Morning Radio Show'
'Stranger in My Place'
'Jesus, Take Another Look at Me'
'1953 Dear John Honky Tonk Blues'
'Under It All'
'Every Time I Trust a Gal'



In December 1972, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Country Symphonies in E Major' (Mercury Records, 1972), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Monday Morning Secretary' (No.20, 1973)
'Woman Without a Home' (No.29, 1973)

The Statler Brothers' 'Country Symphonies in E Major' (Mercury Records, 1972) also included the following tracks:

'Burning Bridges'
'I Want to Carry Your Sweet Memories'
'I Believe in Music'
'Special Song for Wanda'
'I'll Be Your Baby Tonight'
'Delta Dawn'
'Wedding Bells'
'Too Many Rivers'
'They Can't Take You Out of Me'



In September 1973, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Carry Me Back' (Mercury Records, 1973), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Carry Me Back' (No.26, 1973)
'Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?' (No.22, 1973)

The Statler Brothers' 'Carry Me Back' (Mercury Records, 1973) also included the following tracks:

'Woman I Still Love'
'What Do I Care'
'If We Never Had'
'Take Good Care of Her'
'Streets of San Francisco'
'I Wish I Could Be'
'We Owe it all to Yesterday'
'When I Stop Dreaming'
'Strand'



In June 1974, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Thank You World' (Mercury Records, 1974), which included one track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Thank You, World' (No.31, 1974)

The Statler Brothers' 'Thank You World' (Mercury Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'City Lights' (written by Bill Anderson)
'Sweet Charlotte Ann'
'Left Handed Woman'
'Blackwood Brothers by The Statler Brothers'
'Cowboy Buckaroo'
'She's Too Good'
'Baptism of Jesse Taylor'
'Streets of Baltimore'
'(Margie's at The) Lincoln Park Inn' (written by Tom T. Hall)
'Boy Inside of Me'



In December 1974, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Sons of The Motherland' (Mercury Records, 1974), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Susan When She Tried' (No.15, 1974)
'All American Girl' (No.31, 1975)

The Statler Brothers' 'Sons of The Motherland' (Mercury Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'Letter from Shirley Miller'
'Few Old Memories'
'You Can't Judge a Good Book by Its Cover'
'Together'
'You've Been Like a Mother to Me'
'Eight More Miles to Louisville'
'One More Summer in Virginia'
'I'll Be Here'
'So Mary Could Make it Home'



In July 1975, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'The Best of The Statler Brothers' (Mercury Records, 1975), which included the following tracks, all of which hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Bed of Rose's' (written by Harold Reid)
 (No.9, 1970)
'Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?' (No.22, 1973)
'Do You Remember These', which was written by Don Reid, Harold Reid and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001) (No.2, 1972)
'Carry Me Back' (No.26, 1973)
'Flowers on The Wall', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990) (No.2, 1966) / the track also reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1966
'Class of '57' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.6, 1972)
'I'll Go to My Grave Loving You' (written by Don Reid) (No.3, 1975)
'Pictures' (No.13, 1971)
'Thank You World' (No.31, 1974)
'New York City' (No.19, 1971)
'Susan When She Tried' (No.15, 1974)



In October 1975, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Holy Bible, Old Testament' (Mercury Records, 1975), which included one track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'How Great Thou Art'
(No.39, 1975)

The Statler Brothers' 'Holy Bible, Old Testament' (Mercury Records, 1975) also included the following tracks:

'Beginning'
'Eve'
'Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord'
'Have a Little Faith'
'Dreamer'
'Led Out of Bondage'
'Ten Commandments'
'Samson'
'Song of David'
'Song of Solomon'
'Fourth Man'
'King is Coming'



In March 1976, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Harold, Lew, Phil & Don' (Mercury Records, 1976), which included one track which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Your Picture in the Paper' (No.13, 1976)

The Statler Brothers' 'Harold, Lew, Phil & Don' (Mercury Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'All The Times'
'Something I Haven't Done Yet'
'Times We Had'
'I've Been Everywhere'
'Amanda'
'Friend's Radio'
'Maggie'
'Virginia'
'Would You Recognise Jesus'
'Statler Brothers Quiz'



In January 1977, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'The Country America Loves' (Mercury Records, 1977), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Thank God I've Got You'
(No.10, 1976)
'The Movies' (No.10, 1977)
'I Was There' (No.8, 1977)

The Statler Brothers' 'The Country America Loves' (Mercury Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Let It Show'
'All I Can Do'
'You Could Be Coming to Me'
'Hat & Boots'
'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain', which was written by Fred Rose (24 August 1898 - Wednesday 1 December 1954)
'Somebody New Will Be Coming Along'
'You Comb Her Hair', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Couple More Years'



In July 1977, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Short Stories' (Mercury Records, 1977), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Silver Medals & Sweet Memories' (No.18, 1977)
'Some I Wrote' (No.17, 1977)

The Statler Brothers' 'Short Stories' (Mercury Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Regular Saturday Night Setback Card Game'
'That Summer'
'He Went to The Cross Loving You'
'Quite a Long Long Time'
'Carried Away'
'Star'
'Grandma'
'Different Things to Different People'
'Give My Love to Rose'



In March 1978, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Entertainers On & Off The Record' (Mercury Records, 1978), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Do You Know You Are My Sunshine' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
(No.1 for two weeks in May / June 1978)
'Who Am I to Say' (written by Kim Reid) (No.3, 1978)
'The Official Historian on Shirley Jean Barrell' (No.5, 1978)

The Statler Brothers' 'Entertainers On & Off The Record' (Mercury Records, 1978) also included the following tracks:

'Yours Love'
'Best That I Can Do'
'You're The First'
'Tomorrow is Your Friend'
'I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know'
'When You are 65'
'I Dreamed about You'
'Before The Magic Turns to Memory'



In March 1979, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'The Originals' (Mercury Records, 1979), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'How To Become a Country Star' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.7, 1979)
'Here We Are Again' (No.11, 1979)
'Nothing as Original as You' (written by Don Reid) (No.10, 1979)

The Statler Brothers' 'The Originals' (Mercury Records, 1979) also included the following tracks:

'When The Yankees Come Home'
'Where He Always Wanted to Be'
'Mr. Autry'
'Counting My Memories'
'Little Farther Down The Road'
'Just a Little Talk with Jesus'
'Almost in Love'
'Star Spangled Banner'



In December 1979, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'The Best of The Statler Brothers, Volume 2' (Mercury Records, 1979), which included the following tracks, all of which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Do You Know You Are My Sunshine' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
 (No.1 for two weeks in May / June 1978)
'Here We Are Again' (No.11, 1979)
'The Movies' (No.10, 1977)
'Your Picture in the Paper' (No.13, 1976)
'Some I Wrote' (No.17, 1977)
'(I'll Even Love You) Better Than I Did Then' (No.8, 1980) / this track was a newly-recorded track
'How To Become a Country Star' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.7, 1979)
'Silver Medals & Sweet Memories' (No.18, 1977)
'Who Am I to Say' (written by Kim Reid) (No.3, 1978)
'The Official Historian on Shirley Jean Barrell' (No.5, 1978)



In July 1980, The Statler Brothers saw the release of '10th Anniversary' (Mercury Records, 1980), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Charlotte's Web', which was written by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015), Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009) and John Durrill (No.5, 1980)
'Don't Forget Yourself' (written by Don Reid) (No.13, 1980)

The Statler Brothers' '10th Anniversary' (Mercury Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

'Kid's Last Fight' (written by Bob Merrill)
'How Are Things in Clay, Kentucky' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'One Less Day to Go' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'Nobody Wants to be Country' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'We Got Paid by Cash' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'Old Cheerleaders Cry' (written by Don Reid and Kim Reid)
'Till The End' (written by Don Reid)
'Nobody's Darlin' But Mine', which was written by Jimmie Davis (11 September 1899 - Sunday 5 November 2000)



In June 1981, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Years Ago' (Mercury Records, 1981), which included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'In The Garden', which was written by Phil Balsley, Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990), Don Reid and Harold Reid
(No.35, 1981)
'Don't Wait on Me' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.5, 1981)
'Years Ago' (written by Don Reid) (No.12, 1981)
'You'll Be Back (every night in my dreams)', which was written by Wayland Holyfield and Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) (No.3, 1982)

The Statler Brothers' 'Years Ago' (Mercury Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'Today I Went Back' (written by Don Reid)
'Chet Atkins Hand', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990)
'Love Was All We Had' (written by Don Reid)
'We Ain't Even Started Yet' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'Dad' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'Memories are Made of This', which was written by Richard Dehr, Terry Gilkyson (Saturday 17 June 1916 - Friday 15 October 1999) and Frank Miller



In June 1982, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'The Legend Goes On' (Mercury Records, 1982), which included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Whatever' (written by Harold Reid and Don Reid)
(No.7, 1982)
'A Child of The Fifties' (written by Don Reid) (No.17, 1982)

The Statler Brothers' 'The Legend Goes On' (Mercury Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'I Had Too Much to Dream' (written by Kim Reid)
'I Don't Know Why' (written by Harold Reid and Don Reid)
'Life's Railway to Heaven', which was written by W.S. Stevenson, and adapted & arranged by Harold Reid, Don Reid, Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990) and Phil Balsley
'How Do You Like Your Dream So Far' (written by Harold Reid and Don Reid)
'That's When It Comes Home to You', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990)
'I Don't Dance No More' (written by Don Reid)
'What You Are to Me' (written by Don Reid)
'(I'll Love You) All Over Again' (written by Don Reid)

It was also in June 1982 when Jimmy Fortune joined The Statler Brothers.

Jimmy Fortune replaced Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990), who was suffering from Crohn's Disease; Lew DeWitt succumbed to the disease on Wednesday 15 August 1990.

Jimmy Fortune proved himself to be an invaluable addition to The Statler Brothers, as both a tenor singer and songwriter.



In May 1983, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Today' (Mercury Records, 1983), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Oh Baby Mine (I get so lonely)', which was written by Pat Ballard (19 June 1899 - Wednesday 26 October 1960) (No.2, 1983)
'Guilty' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.9, 1983)
'Elizabeth' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in March 1984)

The Statler Brothers' 'Today' (Mercury Records, 1983) also included the following tracks:

'Some Memories Last Forever' (written by Don Reid)
'Promise' (written by Jimmy Fortune)
'I'm Dyin' a Little Each Day' (written by Harold Reid)
'There is You' (written by Harold Reid and Don Reid)
'Right on the Money' (written by John Rimel)
'I Never Want to Kiss You Goodbye' (written by Kim Reid)
'Sweet By & By' (traditional)



In April 1984, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Atlanta Blue' (Mercury Records, 1984), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Atlanta Blue' (written by Don Reid) (No.3, 1984)
'One Takes The Blame' (written by Don Reid) (No.8, 1984)
'My Only Love' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in March 1985)

The Statler Brothers' 'Atlanta Blue' (Mercury Records, 1984) also included the following tracks:

'If It Makes Any Difference' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'(Let's Just) Take One Night at a Time' (written by Kim Reid)
'Angel in Her Face' (written by Don Reid)
'Hollywood' (written by Don Reid)
'Give It Your Best' (written by Don Reid)
'No Love Lost' (written by Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel)
'One Size Fits All' (written by John Rimel)

 

In April 1985, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Pardners in Rhyme' (Mercury Records, 1985), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Hello Mary Lou', which was written by Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006)
(No.3, 1985)
'Too Much On My Heart' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in November / December 1985)
'Sweeter & Sweeter' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.8, 1985)

The Statler Brothers' 'Pardners in Rhyme' (Mercury Records, 1985) also included the following tracks:

'Memory Lane'
'Remembering You'
'I'm Sorry You Had to be The One'
'Her Heart or Mine' (written by Harold Reid and Don Reid) / Gene Watson recorded Harold Reid & Don Reid's 'Her Heart or Mine' and included the track on 'Honky Tonk Crazy' (Epic Records, 1987)
'You Don't Wear Blue So Well'
'Autumn Leaves'
'Amazing Grace'



In May 1986, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Four For The Show' (Mercury Records, 1986), which included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Count on Me' (written by Don Reid) (No.5, 1986)
'Only You', which was written by Buck Ram (Thursday 21 November 1907 - Tuesday 1 January 1991) (No.36, 1986)
'Forever' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.7, 1986)

The Statler Brothers' 'Four For The Show' (Mercury Records, 1986) also included the following tracks:

'You Oughta be here with Me', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992)
'We Got The Mem'ries' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'I Don't Dream Anymore' (written by Don Reid and Debo Reid)
'For Crying Out Loud' (written by John Rimel and Jimmy Fortune)
'Will You Be There' (written by Don Reid and Debo Reid)
'I Believe I'll Live For Him' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
'More Like My Daddy Than Me' (written by Don Reid)



In July 1987, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Maple Street Memories' (Mercury Records, 1987), which included four tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I'll Be The One' (written by Don Reid)
(No.10, 1987)
'Maple Street Memories' (No.42, 1987)
'The Best I Know How' (written by Kim Reid) (No.15, 1988)
'Am I Crazy?' (No.27, 1988)

The Statler Brothers' 'Maple Street Memories' (Mercury Records, 1987) also included the following tracks:

'Our Street'
'Tell Me Why'
'Deja Vu'
'Beyond Romance'
'I Lost My Heart to You'
'Jesus Showed Me So'



In October 1988, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Greatest Hits' (Mercury Records, 1988), which included the following tracks, all of which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Let's Get Started If We're Gonna Break My Heart' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid)
(No.12, 1988) / this track was new
'Elizabeth' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in March 1984)
'Count on Me' (written by Don Reid) (No.5, 1986)
'The Best I Know How' (written by Kim Reid) (No.15, 1988)
'Moon Pretty Moon' (No.36, 1989) / this track was a new recording
'More Than a Name on a Wall' (written by Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel) (No.6, 1989) / this track was new
'Guilty' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.9, 1983)
'My Only Love' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in March 1985)
'I'll Be The One' (written by Don Reid) (No.10, 1987)
'Atlanta Blue' (written by Don Reid) (No.3, 1984)



In October 1989, The Statler Brothers saw the release of '
Live & Sold Out' (Mercury Records, 1989), which included three tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Don't Wait on Me' (No.67, 1989)
'Hurt I Can't Handle' (No.56, 1989)
'Walking Heartache in Disguise' / this track was released as a single in 1990, but it did not chart

The Statler Brothers' 'Live & Sold Out' (Mercury Records, 1989) also included the following tracks:

'The Official Historian on Shirley Jean Barrell'
'Bed of Rose's' (written by Harold Reid) (No.9, 1970)
'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'
'When The Roll is Called Up Yonder'
'I'll Fly Away'
'Tomorrow Never Comes'
'I'll Go to My Grave Loving You' (written by Don Reid) (No.3, 1975)
'This Ole House'



In June 1990, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Music, Memories & You' (Mercury Records, 1990), which included two tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Small Small World' (No.54, 1990)
'Nobody Else' / this track was released as a single in 1990, but it did not chart

The Statler Brothers' 'Music, Memories & You' (Mercury Records, 1990) also included the following tracks:

'Jealous Eyes'
'Holding On'
'Think of Me'
'You Gave Yourself Away'
'I Never Once Got Tired of You'
'What's on My Mind'
'He is There'
'My Music, My Memories & You'



In June 1991, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'All American Country' (Mercury Records, 1991), which included four tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Remember Me' / this track was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart
'Put in on The Card' / this track was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart
'You've Been Like a Mother to Me' / this track was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart
'There's Still Times' / this track was released as a single in 1991, but it did not chart

The Statler Brothers' 'All American Country' (Mercury Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'Dynamite'
'Everything You See in Your Dreams'
'Who Do You Think You Are'
'If I'd Paid More Attention to You'
'Jesus is The Answer'
'Fallin' in Love'



In August 1992, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Words & Music' (Mercury Records, 1992), which included two tracks which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Nobody Loves Here Anymore' / this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart
'Same Way Everytime' / this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart

The Statler Brothers' 'Words & Music' (Mercury Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'To Make a Long Story Short'
'It Only Hurts for a Little While'
'Lifetime of Loving You in Vain'
'Rest of My Life'
'Some I Wrote'
'Is it Your Place or Mine'
'He's Always There For You'
'Thank You For Breaking My Heart'



In October 1993, The Statler Brothers saw the release of 'Home' (Mercury Records, 1993), which included one track which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'What We Love to Do' / this track was released as a single in 1993, but it did not chart

The Statler Brothers' 'Home' (Mercury Records, 1993) also included the following tracks:

'Dream On'
'All-Girl-All-Gospel Quartet'
'Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy'
'He'll Always Have You Again'
'Feeling Mighty Fine'
'My Past is Looking Brighter (all the time)'
'That Haunted Old House'
'Chet, You're The Reason'
'I've Never Lived This Long Before'



In December 1995, The Statler Brothers saw the release of '30th Anniversary Celebration' (Mercury Records, 1995), a 3-CD box set, which included the following tracks:

'Flowers on The Wall', which was written by Lew DeWitt (Saturday 12 March 1938 - Wednesday 15 August 1990) (No.2, 1966) / the track also reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1966
'Ruthless' (No.10, 1967)
'You Can't Have Your Kate & Edith, Too' (written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman) (No.10, 1967)
'Bed of Rose's' (written by Harold Reid) (No.9, 1970)
'Do You Remember These', which was written by Don Reid, Harold Reid and Larry Lee Favorite (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Saturday 26 May 2001) (No.2, 1972)
'Class of '57' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.6, 1972)
'Woman Without a Home' (No.29, 1973)
'Carry Me Back' (No.26, 1973)
'Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?' (No.22, 1973)
'Thank You World' (No.31, 1974)
'Susan When She Tried' (No.15, 1974)
'I'll Go to My Grave Loving You' (written by Don Reid) (No.3, 1975)
'Your Picture in the Paper' (No.13, 1976)
'The Movies' (No.10, 1977)
'Silver Medals & Sweet Memories' (18, 1977)
'That Summer' (1977)
'Some I Wrote' (No.17, 1977)
'Do You Know You Are My Sunshine' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.1 for two weeks in May / June 1978)
'Who Am I to Say' (written by Kim Reid) (No.3, 1978)
'The Official Historian on Shirley Jean Barrell' (No.5, 1978)
'How To Become a Country Star' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.7, 1979)
'(I'll Even Love You) Better Than I Did Then' (No.8, 1980)
'Charlotte's Web', which was written by Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett (Tuesday 5 July 1938 - Wednesday 16 December 2015), Cliff Crofford (Thursday 12 December 1929 - Sunday 22 November 2009) and John Durrill (No.5, 1980)
'Don't Wait on Me' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.5, 1981)
'Years Ago' (written by Don Reid) (No.12, 1981)
'We Got Paid by Cash' (1980)
'A Child of The Fifties' (written by Don Reid) (No.17, 1982)
'Oh Baby Mine (I get so lonely)', which was written by Pat Ballard (19 June 1899 - Wednesday 26 October 1960) (No.2, 1983)
'Guilty' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.9, 1983)
'Elizabeth' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in March 1984)
'Atlanta Blue' (written by Don Reid) (No.3, 1984)
'Hollywood' (1984)
'One Takes The Blame' (written by Don Reid) (No.8, 1984)
'My Only Love' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in March 1985)
'Hello Mary Lou', which was written by Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006) (No.3, 1985)
'Amazing Grace' (1985)
'Sweeter & Sweeter' (No.8, 1986)
'Too Much On My Heart' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.1 for one week in November / December 1985)
'Count on Me' (written by Don Reid) (No.5, 1986)
'Forever' (written by Jimmy Fortune) (No.7, 1986)
'I'll Be The One' (written by Don Reid) (No.10, 1987)
'More Like My Daddy Than Me' (1986)
'Maple Street Memories' (No.42, 1987)
'The Best I Know How' (written by Kim Reid) (No.15, 1988)
'More Than a Name on a Wall' (written by Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel) (No.6, 1989)
'Let's Get Started If We're Gonna Break My Heart' (written by Don Reid and Harold Reid) (No.12, 1988)
'Moon Pretty Moon' (No.36, 1989)
'Walking Heartache in Disguise' (1989)
'Tomorrow Never Comes' (1989)
'This Ole House' (1989)
'Nobody Else' (1990)
'Jealous Eyes' (1990)
'Small Small World' (No.54, 1990)
'You've Been Like a Mother to Me' (1974 and 1991)
'Fallin' in Love' (1991)
'He's Always There for You' (1992)
'Is it Your Place or Mine' (1992)
'It Only Hurts for a Little While' (1992)
'How Great Thou Art' (No.39, 1975)
'Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy' (1993)
'Feeling Mighty Fine' (1993)
'What We Love to Do' (1993)



The New Coon Creek Girls (Dale Ann Bradley, Ramona Church Taylor, Vicki Simmons and Deanie Richardson) recorded The Statler Brothers' 'Who Do You Think' (co-written by Harold Reid and Don Reid) and included the track on 'Everything You Do' (Pinecastle Records, 1996).

In 2001, The Statler Brothers retired from recording, and from touring.

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