The Statler Brothers do not share parents. The members were not all related, and no member of the band had the surname "Statler." The band consisted of brothers Don and Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Lew DeWitt and, later, Jimmy Fortune. The band is named after a brand of facial tissue.
The Statler Brothers were an American gospel and country music group. The band served for more than eight years as Johnny Cash's backing vocalists. They have released 38 studio albums and 69 singles as of November 2015. The band was started in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia and retired in 2002.