Known for their warmth, wit and original harmonies, the Statler Brothers are the most awarded act in the history of country music. They were country’s premier group for nearly 40 years, beginning as backup singers for Johnny Cash and going on to record a long line of their own hits including “Flowers On The Wall,” “Class Of ’57,” “I’ll Go To My Grace Loving You,””Do You Know You Are My Sunshine,” “Elizabeth” and others.
In additon to recording albums, the Statlers made their mark in television starring in their own variety show on The Nashville Network (TNN). The group was loved perhaps as much for its sense of humor as for its music, and “The Statler Brothers Show” held the No. 1 spot on the network during its entire seven-season run, becoming the highest-rated show in TNN’s history.
Each episode opened with the Statlers performing one of their biggest hits, along with comedic interludes from the group featuring Harold Reid. One of the most popular segments was “Yesteryear,” a nostalgic piece in which the Statlers performed songs and recalled events that occurred during a particular year in history. And, each episode closed with the Statlers performing a gospel song.
Millions of viewers loved “The Statler Brothers Show,” and for the first time, these classic performances are available in a seven-DVD set sold exclusively through the Gaither label.