Hall, Statler Brothers join country Hall of Fame
This May 7, 1992, file photo shows the country group "The
Statler Brothers" as they perform in Nashville, Tenn. They, are,
from left: Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Don Reid, and Jimmy Fortune.
After nearly 40 years of touring, the Statler Brothers are calling
it quits. Brothers Harold and Don Reid of the country and gospel
group the Statler Brothers are coming clean about which career
award meant the most. "This one has knocked us on our behinds," Don
Reid told The Associated Press about the group's induction into the
Country Music Hall of Fame. "The Hall of Fame is the capper to a
career that we are proud of."
Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2008 8:32 pm
Updated: 9:55 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tom T. Hall and the Statler Brothers were
formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with a
Spokeswoman Tina Wright says the two-hour
ceremony was held Sunday at the hall.
This year's two other inductees - Emmylou
Harris and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman - were formally inducted in
Bobby Bare, Heather Berry & Tony Mabe and
Michelle Nixon saluted Hall, while Reba McEntire, Daily &
Vincent and Grandstaff honored the Statler Brothers.
Vince Gill, Amy Grant and the Jordanaires
performed the traditional opening hymn.
Television and radio personality Ralph Emery
presented Hall with his medal. Brenda Lee did the same for the
Both Hall and the Statlers performed during
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Sunday, June 29, 2008 8:32 pm.
Updated: 9:55 pm.