Group members Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune and Don Reid accepted the award, named in honor of Southern Gospel music pioneer James D. Vaughan. Past recipients include Bill Gaither, James Blackwood and Eva Mae LeFevre.
“Not only are their roots firmly planted in Southern Gospel music, the Statler Brothers’ incredible career carried Southern Gospel to millions of country music fans and beyond,” says Charlie Waller, executive director of the SGMA. “Their rich musical legacy makes us proud to honor them with the James D. Vaughan Impact Award.”
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