Bed Of Roses. 1970. Words and Music by Harold Reid. Featured here, and recorded on Mercury, by The Statler Brothers, a country music, gospel, and backing vocal group for Johnny Cash. Founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia. Originally performing gospel music at local churches, they billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, they elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers.