On October 26, 2002, the Statler Brothers took the stage for the last time in a career that began over 40 years ago. At the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia, the house was packed, enthusiastic and adoring. THE STATLER BROTHERS FAREWELL CONCERT documents the event and celebrates one of country music's most honored acts. These four guys from Virginia, with their signature blend of four-part harmony, have been firmly rooted in nostalgia from the time they came of age. Their music celebrates American small town life of the 1950s, but they also sing of adult defeats and heartbreaks and growing old. After 32 albums that have sold more than 100 million copies, brothers Harold and Don Reid, Phil Balsley and Jimmy Fortune have decided to call it a career. They leave at the top of their game - one of the most popular, durable and unconventional acts in the history of country music. THE STATLER BROTHERS FAREWELL CONCERT is a fitting tribute to a band that author Kurt Vonnegut once called "America's poets."
Statler Brothers Farewell Concert airs on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. on channel 3 and at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m.