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The cover of the Statlers' 1991 album All American Country
The cover of the Statlers' 1991 album All American Country

The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. Image File history File links Statler_Bros-All_American_Country-1991. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ...

Despite the band's name just two of its four members are brothers, and none of them are named 'Statler'. The band in fact named themselves after a brand of facial tissue (they have joked that they could have turned out to be the Kleenex Brothers). Don Reid sings lead and is the younger brother of Harold, who sings bass. The other members are baritone Phil Balsley and tenor Jimmy Fortune, who replaced original Statler Lew DeWitt in the early 1980s due to the latter's ill health. A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family is a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups, typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and in some cases ownership (as was the case in the Roman... Look up Tissue on Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word tissue has several meanings: Aerial tissu is an acrobatic art form, and is one of the circus arts. ... Unfolded tissue below a Kleenex pack. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. ... This is an article on the voice type. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... Lew DeWitts solo album, On My Own Lewis Calvin DeWitt (March 12, 1938 - August 15, 1990) was an American country music singer and composer. ... The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989, but in a pop cultural sense it could be considered to span from about 1979 to 1990. ...

Since forming, the Statler Brothers have released over 40 albums. They received Grammy Awards in 1966 and 1973. Two of their best-known songs are their first big hit, "Flowers on the Wall", and the socially-conscious "Bed of Rose's". Late in their career they had a regular variety show on the cable television channel then known as The Nashville Network. Throughout their career, much of their appeal was related to their considerable ability for comedy and parody that they frequently interspersed into their act; they were frequently nominated for awards for their comedy as well as their singing. They sometimes recorded more comedic material under the name Lester 'Roadhog' Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Flowers on the Wall was the first hit record, in 1964, for the country music vocal group the Statler Brothers. ... Bed of Roses was a hit song for the country music vocal group the Statler Brothers. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency si sdfsdfBold textsdfsItalic textddd Bold textgnals transmitted directly to people... Spike TV is a cable network that began as The Nashville Network (TNN), founded by Gaylord Entertainment Company and Group W Satellite Communications in March 1983. ... Comedy is the use of humor in from theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ...

The Statlers are now semi-retired, having completed a farewell tour in 2002. They all currently reside in what is the original hometown of Mssrs. Reid and Balsley, Staunton, Virginia. (Mr. Fortune is originally from Williamsburg, Virginia.) 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the state of Virginia. ... Williamsburg is a city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ...

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