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Harold Reid, Statler Brothers bass singer, dead at 80

STATLER BROTHERS REID BALSLEY FORTUNE
Posted at 4:17 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 16:17:31-04

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

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.”