The Statler Brothers to Perform at Ferrell Center June 28

June 6, 1996

WACO, Texas - The Statler Brothers, called the "most awarded act in the history of country music," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the Ferrell Center at Baylor University.

The Statler Brothers have been best known for their classic down-home country music. They have had numerous hit songs over the years, including "Bed of Roses," "Class of '57," "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott" and "I'll Go to My Grave Loving You."

The Statlers have won more than 500 awards, including three Grammy's and nine Country Music Association Awards. They also have appeared at the White House six times.

In a recent National Harris Poll which named America's favorite singers, the Statler Brothers were ranked number two, behind Frank Sinatra.

The group has been with its record company, Polygram Mercury, for more than 25 years. The Statlers have sold more than 15 million albums. In 1994, the Statlers were honored with an anniversary TV show marking their 30th year in show business.

The Statlers began by headlining, producing and promoting their own concerts. Their name "Statler Brothers" was taken from a box of tissues in a hotel room. The only biological brothers in the group are Harold and Don Reid.

The Statlers are currently producing their own show, "The Statler Brothers," and have produced a spin-off show, "Yesteryear," both shown on the The Nashville Network (TNN).

Tickets are priced from $18 to $22.50 and are available at Blockbuster Music on Valley Mills and Foley's in Temple Mall or they can be charged by phone at (817) 752-8822.

For more information, contact the Ferrell Center Ticket Office at (817) 755-1918.

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