The Statler Brothers will retire from touring November 1, 2002. They want to free themselves of a rigid travel schedule and to spend more time at their Shenandoah Valley homes. They have not yet determined where the final
Statlers concert will be held.
The quartet has been performing and recording together since 1961, first as the Kingsmen, then, beginning in 1964, as the Statler Brothers. The current members of the act are brothers Harold and Don Reid, Phil Balsley and Jimmy Fortune.