Reba McEntire Remembers Harold Reid of 'Brothers Singer' Who Passed Away
American singer Reba McEntire took to her Instagram page to post a tribute to the late singer, Harold Reid, who passed away on Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia, at the age of 80.
Harold Reid died on Friday following a long battle with kidney failure. Since his passing, a lot of glowing tributes have been paid to the "Statler Brothers" Bass singer.
Reba McEntire joined her voice to the many tributes in honor of the late singer by posting a special message to him on her Instagram page. Accompanying her post was a black and white picture of Harold Reid from years back.
Singer Reba McEntire attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
In her caption to the post, Reba wrote, "The one, the only Harold Reid." She went on to add that she would never forget the music legend. Reba also said that she had so many great memories with the singer.
In conclusion, Reba said that she would never forget receiving her very first CMA Award from Harold Reid, adding that she would always love him.
One fan thanked Reba for mentioning the late singer, saying that it was from her that he knew about Harold's death, and adding that the icon was a wonderful singer and person, who would be missed.
They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and are fondly remembered for their hit song, "Flowers on the Wall."
The "Statler Brothers" announced their iconic bass singer's death on their website, where they said that Harold bravely endured a long fight with kidney failure.
The Statler Brothers members from left to right: Harold Reid, Jimmy Fortune, Don Reid and Phil Balsley posing for a photo in 1970 | Photo: Getty Images
They also said that the late singer would always be loved by his family, friends, and millions of fans. In conclusion, they wrote:
"His singing, his songwriting, and his comedy made generations happy. He has taken a piece of our hearts with him."
The "Statler Brothers" comprised Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune, and Don Reid. The band retired from concerts and tours in 2002, but have continued to connect with their fans via their website.
The Statler Brother members Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Don Reid and Jimmy Fortune posing for a photo in Australia | Photo: GAB Archive/Redferns
They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and are fondly remembered for their hit song, "Flowers on the Wall," and their long association with Johnny Cash.
Some other celebrities also paid tribute to Harold Reid, including Johnny Cash's eldest daughter, Roseanne Cash, who did so via a post on Twitter.
The Statler Brothers, authors of "Flowers on the Wall" and "Bed of Roses" from left to right: Phil Balsley, Don Reid, Harold Reid and Lew DeWitt | Photo: Gems/Redferns
In her post, Roseanne said that Harold was a kind and funny man, who had a great low voice that came in a bit early in the song, "Flowers on the Wall." Toby Keith also paid tribute to Harold with a special rendition of the hit song.