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The Statler Brothers Show – TV Series

Written by Don Reid on June 30th, 2016 Posted in General

 

 

So, this may be the blog I have been waiting decades to write.

But first, a little history.

 

It was the spring of 1991 when we started taping episodes for THE STATLER BROTHERS SHOW TV series in Nashville.  Even though our first guest was Barbara Mandrell as seen on the air, the first guest we actually taped was Conway Twitty.  We were great friends and tended to be pretty honest with each other.  When we finished the day’s taping, Conway looked at us and said, “This is really going to be a good show for you guys.  But why are you doing it?  It looks like a lot of work.”

We laughed about that comment then and still do because it was a lot of work.  We told CT then we were doing it just because it was something we had never done and that usually was reason enough for some of the things we tackled in our career.

 

The series lasted a full seven (7) seasons, always holding the #1 spot on the network, and from the time we taped our last show on February 13, 1998, it was in our minds to one day be able to  release them on video.  It was apparently in the minds of all our fans/friends because that has been the most requested thing in our mail for the last eighteen (18) years.  Research, legalities, lawyers, licenses fees for unions, publishers, songwriters and more than I can list here has taken a lot of time, but we can now sit back and take a deep breath.  It is done!

 

THE BEST OF THE STATLER BROTHERS TV SHOWS- SEASON ONE is now available on DVD.  Check it out at our website –  statlerbrothers.com    It is all Statler!  There are songs (75 of them).  Comedy routines (24 of them) and five (5) YESTERYEAR segments.  It consists of seven (7) DVDs.  I hope you will agree that it is the best of the Statler performances from season one.  It became obvious that to release all the performances of all our guests would have been cost prohibitive and an impossibility to clear for those in charge, but we certainly feel this package is the perfect essence of that Saturday night memory that became so much of the Americana scene of the ‘90s.

 

The Gaither Music Group is producing and marketing  the shows and you will be seeing that  pop up on your tv in the very near future.   Of course, you can get them immediately at our website as of now.

 

Hope you enjoy the music and the memories.  We certainly enjoyed making both.

Blessings to each one of you.

 

DSR              6/30/16

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