The Year 2020!

Written by Don Reid on January 16th, 2020 Posted in General

Okay, it’s the year 2020!  And I have to be honest with you. That sounds like the title of one of those Saturday morning science fiction movies I went to see at the Strand as a kid. I never thought I would see it as a reality but it’s here so let’s deal with it!

Things that are happening with me and with the Statlers as this new chapter begins:

#1 – Looks like the Statler Brothers are back on TV on Saturday nights in primetime on RFD-TV. Check it out. I’ve been hearing from lots of folks who have been watching the reruns for the past couple of weeks. Thanks for still caring and for your loyalty throughout the years. We have always said the Statlers were blessed with the best fans/friends of anyone in the business.

#2 – A new CD of some of my Sunday morning speaking engagements is out and available on the Statler website: statlerbrothers.com.  It’s called “Speaking from the Heart, Volume II.” This is something I’ve been doing since we retired and I enjoy every minute of it. Hope you will, too.

#3 – In answer to the question I get all the time (and I’m glad I do), yes, I have a new book coming out. I’ve been working on it for the past two years and it’s called “The Music of the Statler Brothers: An Anthology.” Each chapter covers an album and I write about every song we ever recorded – how we wrote it; why we chose it; how we arranged it; the recording sessions; with lots of side stories about the Brothers and a behind-the-curtain look at forty years of making music on and off the record. Also, there are pages of never-before-seen pictures. Mercer University Press is the publisher and it is currently scheduled for a September 2020 release. I’ll keep everyone up to date as the time gets closer.

 In the meantime, I hope your new year has started off in the right direction and I wish everyone good things and happiness. God’s blessings to you,

                  DSR  1/16/20