Phil Balsley Biography
Phil Balsley is an American famous Singer and Actor known for being a former member of the country music, gospel, and vocal group, The Statler Brothers. With the band, he is known for many songs such as “Atlanta Blue”, “Whatever”, and “Class of ’57”. He is also known for appearing in several movies such as “Smokey and the Bandit II” (1980).
Phil Balsley Age
Balsley was born on August 8, 1939, in Staunton, Virginia, United States. He is therefore 83 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on the 8th of August every year.
Phil Balsley Height
Balsley stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 1 inch.
Phil Balsley Family
Balsley was born to his loving parents, Marjorie Balsley (mother) and her father whose names are not known. His dad was the owner of a sheet metal business where Balsley worked as a bookkeeper. There is no information regarding whether Balsley has any siblings.
Phil Balsley Wife / Children
Balsley was married to his lovely spouse, Wilma Lee Balsley. His wife, unfortunately, passed on on December 28, 2014, in Augusta Health, Virginia, at the age of 73. It is known that it was just a normal death! The couple was blessed with 3 children: Leah Balsley (daughter), Mark Balsley (son), and Greg Balsley (son).
Phil Balsley Son Greg
Balsley’s son Greg, unfortunately, passed away in June 2012. The reason for his death was drowning in the Atlantic Ocean at Nags Head, while on a vacay in the Outer Banks. Greg left his beloved wife, Dania, and their 4 kids: Tyler, Brannon (oldest), Krissi, and Bryce, as well as 1 grandson, Ben.
Phil Balsley Net Worth
Balsley has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Singer and Actor.
Phil Balsley Statler Brothers
Balsley was part of “The Statler Brothers” band, where he sang as a baritone. The band was singing country music, vocal, and gospel songs, and all the members were from Staunton, Virginia. The group was a quartet since it was a group made up of 4 musicians.
The group was founded in the year 1955 and they used to perform locally at the time. For 8 years (1964-1972), “The Statler Brothers” sang as an opening act and backup singer for Johnny Cash (a famous country musician and songwriter). The other 3 members of the group were Harold Reid, Don Reid, and Joe McDorman. Don Reid was the founding member of “The Statler Brothers”.
Phil Balsley House
Since Balsley’s wife died, he and Don Reid live in Staunton, VA in an elegant house that boasts 49 acres of farmland, with a number of sheds and a pole barn. The house features 3 and a half bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, an in-ground pool, scenic mountain views, and a 1-acre pond.
Is Phil Balsley Related to Harold Reid?
No, Balsley and Harold are not related, they were just co-members of The Statler Brothers group. However, Harold is the older brother of the founding member of the group, Don Reid. Harold passed away on April 24, 2020, at the age of 80, due to kidney failure, which he fought for quite a long time.
Phil Balsley Albums
Balsley and The Statler Brothers have released several music albums;
- The America Tradition
- Flowers on the Wall
- Statler Brothers Live – Sold Out
- The Statlers Greatest Hits
- Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction
- The Best of the Statler Brothers
- Years Ago
- Holy Bible: The Old Testament
Phil Balsley Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1K followers on Facebook.