Harold Reid, country musical hall of fame and the core member of The Statler Brothers died on 25th April, 2020. He was born on August 21 1939 in Staunton City in Virginia in United States. The time he was born is also known as Great Depression when the economy was in downturn and was hit worst in the industrial world. Despite his the film production and Hollywood flourished and excelled. He completed his schooling from Bordentown city however there are no evidences about Reid attending the college.
At the time when Reid was born the film industry was growing. It indirectly helped the music industry to grow and develop too. Hence Harold also developed the taste in taking active part into the music. Reid started his career in 1955 by joining The Statler Brothers in Staunton, VA. The Statler Brothers comprised of 5 members: Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Lew DeWitt, Joe McDorman and Jimmy Fortune.
Harold was a singer in the group but he later started to write songs also. Over the period of time Reid had co-written over 17 super hit songs for the group. His younger brother, Don Reid is the lead singer of The Statler Brothers. Reid was associated with the group since beginning to the end from 1955 to 2002. After than Reid left the group. Over this period the Statler Brothers has sung and released over 40 albums.
Reid and his group also served Johnny Cash as the backing band until 1972. The whole band retired and dismantled the group in 2002 and went for a farewell tour the same year to acknowledge their fans. Reid was also a song writer and wrote songs for the group which turned to become hit songs such as Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, Bed of Roses, etc. Harold’s younger brother, Don Reid was the lead singer in The Statler Brothers.
Harold Reid Cause of Death
he was died at the age of 80 due to long battle kidney failure at his home Staunton, Virginia. His nephew Debo reid confirmed death of founding member of the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers. Debo said,
“He leaves a large and loving family and millions of fans who remember his stage and TV antics with smiles and cherish his music that will live with the ages.”
Harold Reid Biography
|Real Name||Harold Reid|
|Birth Date||21 August, 1939|
|Birth Place||Staunton, Virginia|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimetres – 178 cm Approx|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 84 kg – in Pounds – 185 lbs Approx|
|Chest Size||43 Inches|
|Waist Size||34 Inches|
|Biceps Size||16 Inches|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Father||Sidney Boxley Reid|
|Mother||Mary Frances Reid|
Harold Reid Relationship Status
|What was Harold Reid marital status?||Married|
|How many children did Harold Reid have?||Five (Kim, Karen, Kodia and Kasey – Daughters)
Will Read – Only son
|Who was Harold Reid wife?||Brenda Reid|
Harold Reid Net Worth
Reid Harold has been a public icon since he and his group started singing as gospel and vocal group. He has written mind boggling songs and sung in lot of albums. Not only that, they also did several live concerts. Reid earned very well by concerts, singing and writing songs. According to the estimations by several websites and research agencies Reid is having a net worth of more than $61 million till date. He currently earns from the royalties of the songs he and his group sung.
- Reid was born in the age of Great Depression.
- He was one of the founding members of The Statler Group in 1955.
- Reid was initially a singer but later started writing songs too.
- He co-wrote over 17 famous albums for the group which became popular.
- The group wrote “We Got Paid by Cash” in tribute to Johnny Cash.
- The Statler Brothers was dismantled on 26th October, 2002 after farewell tour and all members retired.