“How to Be a Country Star” is a song recorded by American country music group The Statler Brothers, written by group members Harold Reid and Don Reid. The song – a humorous, tongue-in-cheek advice song that names many of the top country music recording artists of the time, along with a number of classic country artists – was released in March 1979 as the first single from the album The Originals. The song eventually climbed to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that May, and also No. 18 on the Canadian RPM country singles chart.
From the album The Originals
B-side “A Little Farther Down the Road”
Released March 1979
Recorded September 28, 1978
Label Mercury 55057
Songwriter(s) Don Reid and Harold Reid
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy