What Are Some Facts About Harold Reid in His Biography?


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Harold Reid sang bass with the Statler Brothers, an act that performed country and gospel music. Reid was born in 1939 and was native to Staunton, Virginia. Reid was also known for singing backing vocals for Johnny Cash.

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Over the course of his career with the Statler Brothers, Reid wrote or co-wrote 17 hit songs. These included "Bed Of Rose's" and "Do You Know You Are My Sunshine," which was co-written by Reid and his younger brother, Don. Harold and Don Reid were the only actual brothers in The Statler Brothers.

Reid and the other Statler Brothers formed as the The Four Star Quartet in 1955. With the group, Reid earned more awards and distinctions than most other country music artists. These included three Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards. Harold Reid's wit was largely responsible for the fact that the Statler Brothers were often comedic. Reid and his band released two comedy records as Lester "Road Hog" Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys.

After a last farewell tour in 2002, the Statler Brothers disbanded. Reid retired from music and remained in Virginia, where he co-wrote a history of the Statler Brothers with Don Reid. The book was entitled "Random Memories" and saw release in early 2008.

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