The Statler Brothers, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune, and Don Reid, retired October 22, 2002
The Statler Brothers, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune, and Don Reid, retired October 22, 2002 with a farewell concert near their hometown that was recorded and is available on CD and DVD from this website.
Each Statler has approached his retirement differently, but all are enjoying themselves to the fullest.
Phil has quietly settled into an easier life that requires no more traveling. He’s usually at the Statler offices each morning, overseeing the day-to-day operations. Being at home gives him the time to be more involved in the things he enjoys most such as still singing in the choir at his home church and serving there as a governing Elder. He and Wilma live in a secluded country community just a couple of miles outside of Staunton
Jimmy has relocated to Nashville and delved into a solo career. He’s had a number of albums released, which can be found for your enjoyment on this website, and has written songs for many other artists. His touring and writing keep him busy, but he still gets back to Virginia to visit with the other Statlers on holidays and special occasions. Jimmy and Nina live in Hendersonville, TN.
Harold can be found completely retired and happy on his 85-acre farm. He was persuaded to join Don in writing a book of Statler memories titled Random Memories not long ago, but easily went back to the quiet life on the farm surrounded by horses, grandchildren and his wife, Brenda.
Don has turned to writing books. He has had seven published since retiring from the music business. Heroes and Outlaws of the Bible; Sunday Morning Memories; You Know It’s Christmas When…written with his sons, Debo and Langdon; Random Memories with brother Harold. The next three were novels, O Little Town, One Lane Bridge and The Mulligans of Mt. Jefferson. Don also does selected speaking engagements throughout the year. All of these can be obtained through this website. Don lives in Staunton with wife Debbie and continues to write daily. Visit him at his personal website donreid.net.