The Statlers built a career that spanned almost half a century, pulling in influences from country, pop and gospel, all delivered with their stunning harmonies.
Whether they supported each other or had epic falling outs, here are some of our favourite musical sibling groups that have forged music history together.
The family group from Staunton, Virginia were giants of the traditional country music scene by the mid-1980s.
'Bed Of Rose's,' one of the songs that really helped to establish the Statler Brothers as country staples, was new on the charts in November 1970.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
The song, by Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs and Earl Scruggs, previews a set featuring covers of Graham Nash, Richard Thompson and many others.
Demand for 'How To Be A Country Star' was so high after the Statlers played it at the CMAs, they added it to what would be their next album, 'The Originals.'
The Country Music and Gospel Halls of Fame inductee has joined Ovation Artist Group for exclusive booking representation.
Re-runs of the famous show will include appearances by Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and the only TV performance by Derek and the Dominos.
On 30 November 1985, the Statler Brothers climbed to the top of the country countdown for the fourth and last time, with 'Too Much On My Heart.'
Geoff Mack, the Australian songwriter best known for his country staple 'I've Been Everywhere,' covered by Hank Snow, Johnny Cash et al, died 20 July 2017.
Songs Our Dads Wrote by Wilson Fairchild is released 7 February, 2016. The group are cousins Wil and Langdon Reid, sons of the Statlers' Don & Harold Reid.
The group were already a decade into one of the most impressive country chart careers of the era when 'Thank God I've Got You' arrived in October 1976.