Phil Balsley Biography and Wiki
Phil Balsley is an American country musician and singer. He is a founding member and legendary singer-musician of the American country music band, The Statler Brothers. He has performed in many places as a member of The Statler Brothers as a baritone. Balsley worked and toured for the band from 1955 to October 22, 2002.
He was once a bookkeeper for his father’s sheet metal business. Phil’s Education details are not available but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Phil Balsley Age | Birthday
Balsley was born Philip Elwood Balsley on 8 August 1939 in Staunton, Virginia, the United States of America. As of 2019, he is about 80 years old. Balsley celebrates his birthday on August 8th every year.
Phil Balsley Height
Basley appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Phil Balsley Family
His father owned a sheet metal business where Phil worked as a bookkeeper. His mother is known as Marjorie Balsley. Details about his siblings are not available if there is any.
Phil Balsley Wife | Wilma Balsley
Phil was married to Wilma Lee Balsley who died in Augusta Health, Virginia on December 28, 2014, at the age of 73 years. While Wilma’s death was a natural one, it was one of Phil’s most unfortunate times as he had to endure the person’s death with whom he had lived most of his life. According to our reliable sources, Phil has three children; late Greg Balsley, Mark Balsey, and Leah.
Phil Balsley Son Drowns
At the very age of 49, in June 2012, his son Greg Balsley died a tragic death. Greg was on his vacation in the Outer Banks when he drowned in the Atlantic Ocean at Nags Head NC by accident.
Greg was married to Dania and they have four children & one grandchild- Brannon, Bryce, Krissi, Tyler, and Baby Ben. Greg’s oldest son Brannon is a graduate of James Madison University.
Phil Balsley Statler Brothers
Phil was a member of The Statler Brothers group which was started in 1955 and sang gospel and country music. The band’s name came after a facial tissue brand they had found in a hotel room (they joked they might have turned out to be the Kleenex Brothers).
The Statler Brothers consisted of four founders. Don Reid sang the lead; Harold Reid, Don’s older brother, sang the bass; Phil Balsley sang the baritone, and Lew DeWitt sang the tenor and was the Statlers ‘ guitarist before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 because of DeWitt’s illness. DeWitt continued to perform as a solo artist until his demise on August 15, 1990, from heart and kidney disease. Balsley worked and toured for the band from 1955 to 2002. Because of his quiet presence on stage and humble appearance, Phil is known as “The Quiet One” of the group.
The Statler Brothers is an award-winning band that between 1955 and 2002 delighted people with entertaining songs. There’s no doubt their reign will still be remembered. That explains why the Statler Brothers remain memorable, almost two decades after their retirement.
Phil Balsley Friend Dead | Harold Reid Dead
Harold, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, passed away on April 25, 2020, at 80 years of age after a long battle with kidney failure. He was born on August 21, 1939, in Staunton, Virginia.
Harold Reid, whose bass voice, songwriting, and gift for humor distinguished his long career as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame vocal group the Statler Brothers, died at his home in Staunton, Virginia, according to Reid’s bandmate Jimmy Fortune.
Reid died Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia, his nephew Debo Reid confirmed. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for country icon Johnny Cash. Some of their biggest hits included 1965’s “Flowers on the Wall” and 1970′s “Bed of Rose’s.”
Harold left behind his wife Brenda Reid and five grown-up children namely; Kim, Karen, Kodia and Kasey Daughters
and Will Read the only son.
“He leaves a large and loving family and millions of fans who remember his stage and TV antics with smiles and cherish his music that will live with the ages,” Debo Reid said in a statement.
Phil Balsley Body measurements
Full Name: Philip Elwood Balsley
Age/ How Old?: 80 years
Date of Birth: 8 August 1939
Place of Birth: Staunton, Virginia
Birthday: August 8th
Father’s Name: Not Available
Mother’s Name: Marjorie Balsley
Married?: Yes, Wilma Lee Balsley
Children/ Kids: Three, Greg Balsley, Mark Balsey and Leah
American country musician
Net worth: $ 900, 000
Phil Balsley Salary
There are no details showing his annual or monthly earnings, his salary figures will be updated as soon as they are available.
Phil Balsley Net Worth
Phil lives a comfortable lifestyle with peace within. He is earning quite a fortune from his music career. His net worth is estimated to be around $900 thousand.
Statler Brothers Net Worth
It’s about 18 years since the group retired on October 22, 2002. However, Don Reid’s net worth is about $23 million. Despite retiring from music, he continues is usually invited to forums to speak. Harold Reid’s net worth was about $1.7 million. He had been battling kidney failure which later led to his death on April 25, 2020. Phil Balsley’s net worth is around $900 thousand. On the other hand, Jimmy Fortune has a net worth of $13 million. By the time of his death, Lil DeWitt net worth was $1.1 million.
Phil Balsley Songs
His songs include:
Flowers on the Wall 1966
My Only Love 1984
Church in the Wildwood 1995
I’ll Go to My Grave Loving You 1989
Do You Remember These 1972
Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott 1973
Too Much on My Heart 1985
Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord 1975
The Junkie’s Prayer 1970
How Great Thou Art 1969
More Than a Name on a Wall 1988
Class of ’57 1972
Do You Know You Are My Sunshine 1978
Just a Little Talk With Jesus 1992
Maple Street Mem’Ries 1987
New York City 1970
The Carols Those Kids Used to Sing 1978
Susan When She Tried 1974
We Got Paid by Cash 1980
Christmas to Me 1978
Atlanta Blue 1984
Bed of Rose’s 1970
Feeling Mighty Fine 1993
Thank You World 1973
Christmas Country Style 1985
Silver Medals And Sweet Memories 1977
Whose Birthday Is Christmas 1985
How Are Things in Clay, Kentucky? 1980
Old Toy Trains 1985
Hello Mary Lou 1985
Don’t Wait on Me 1981
Phil Balsley Album
His albums include:
Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction 1994
Years Ago 1981
Statler Brothers Live – Sold Out 1989
Holy Bible: The Old Testament 1975
Flowers on the Wall 1966
The Best of the Statler Brothers 1975
The Statlers Greatest Hits 1988
An American Tradition 1989
Phil Balsley Home
Phil is currently retired and resides in Staunton, Virginia. The baritone singer for the “The Statler Brothers” lives in Staunton, Virginia. Due to his quiet presence on stage and humble appearance, he is known as “The Quiet One” of “The Statler Brothers”.
Statler Brothers Awards
Due to the outstanding performances, the Statler Brothers had earned 3 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 9 Country Music Association Awards, and 3 Academy of Country Music Awards. It was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as Gospel Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2007, respectively.