Come see Jimmy Fortune, a tenor singer for 21 years with the Statler Brothers and Country Music & Gospel Hall of Fame Member.
The voice of Jimmy Fortune has graced some of the biggest hits of Country music, earning the Virginia native a slot in both the hallowed ranks of the Country Music Hall Of Fame as well as the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. In the early 1980s, word of his talent reached Lew DeWitt the former tenor singer for the Statler Brothers, who recommended Fortune to the band as a temporary replacement when he had to take a leave of absence due to health concerns.
For the next 21 years Jimmy Fortune sang and helped chart 22 singles and 15 top ten hits with the Statler Brothers on the Hot Country Songs Chart. Fortune also wrote and sang lead on many of their biggest hits including “Elizabeth,” “Too Much On My Heart,” “Forever,” and “More Than A Name On A Wall.” 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.