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Harold Reid, Statler Brothers bass singer, dies at 80

STATLER BROTHERS REID BALSLEY FORTUNE
Posted at 8:27 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 09:27:17-04

STAUNTON, Va. (AP)  — Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, has died after a long battle with kidney failure. He was 80.

Debo Reid says his uncle died Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia. Harold Reid was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He was also a comedian.

The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for country icon Johnny Cash.

Some of their biggest hits included 1965′s “Flowers on the Wall” and 1970′s “Bed of Rose’s.”