Who is Jimmy Fortune?
Jimmy Fortune is an American country music singer.
Detailed Jimmy Fortune Biography
He attended Nelson County High School in Lovingston, Virginia. Fortune worked at a local ski resort as a singer when the original tenor of the Statler Brothers Lew DeWitt heard him sing. When Lew DeWitt was suffering from Crohn’s disease and needed a temporary replacement, he asked Fortune to come to audition for the band in Nashville. Fortune performed his first show with the Statler Brothers on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia. He joined the group permanently in August of 1982 when DeWitt was unable to return to the stage.
Fortune sang tenor for the Statler Brothers for 21 years, and wrote several number one songs that were recorded by the Statler Brothers, including Elizabeth, Too Much on My Heart, and My Only Love. When other members of the Statler Brothers (Don, Harold, and Phil) retired in 2002, he continued to perform, but as a solo artist. In 2015 he released Hits & Hymns produced by Ben Isaacs.
In 2015 he released Hits & Hymns produced by Ben Isaacs.
Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame on June 29, 2008.
After the Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD, When One Door Closes, was released in August 2003 on Audium/Koch. He released a gospel album, I Believe, in June 2005, a Christmas CD, Feels Like Christmas, in 2006, a live concert DVD in 2007 a country CD, “Windows” in 2009, “Lessons” in 2012, and “Hits and Hymns” CD and DVD through Spring House Productions in 2015.
Jimmy Fortune Hits and Hymns
Hits & Hymns contains guest appearances from acts such as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Sonya Isaacs. The project is a mixture of some inspirational classics, new material, and a few Statler Brothers hits, such as “Elizabeth” and “More Than a Name on a Wall” — both of which the singer wrote. One of the newer songs on the album is the thought-provoking “If I Were God.” Fortune shared the story of how the song came to be.
What is Jimmy Fortune Age?
He was born on March 11, 1955, in Williamsburg, Virginia. He grew up in Nelson County, Virginia.
Who’re Jimmy Fortune Family Members?
He was born to Dabney Fortune and Odie Fortune.
Who’re Jimmy Fortune Children?
He is father to Jimmy Fortune, Jr., Jessica Fortune, Grant Fortune, Chris Fortune, Matthew Fortune, Meghann Fortune, and Cortney Fortune.
Who’s Jimmy Fortune Wife?
He is married to Nina Fortune.
What is Jimmy Fortune Net Worth 2020?
He has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.
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Jimmy Fortune Songs
- Too Much on My Heart
- Far Side Banks Of Jordan
- More Than a Name on a Wall
- The Other Side Of The Cross
- My Only Love
- Precious Memories
- Victory In Jesus
- Life’s Railway To Heaven
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- If I Was God
- Danny Boy
- Virginia Dreams
- On the Other Side
- Closer To You
- Take It To The Limit
- Love the Hate Away
- I Believe
- Amazing Grace
- How Great Thou Art
- In The Sweet By And By
- Rock Of Ages