I had mentioned here on the message board several times that I would love to see Jimmy perform at the Stark County Fair where I live here in Canton, Ohio..The 2010 Fair just concluded..Just thought I would send an email to the Fair Board talking up Jimmy..Here is what I wrote..
Would like to suggest a Main entertainer for next year's or the following year;'s Stark County Fair..Jimmy Fortune, former tenor singer for the Statler Brothers Country music group..Since The Statlers' retirement from touring in 2002, Fortune has carved out a nice solo career for himself as a Country/Gospel Singer, Recording 4 CD Albums and a DVD. He has made a number of appearances on Various Grand Ole Opry Shows and The Ernest Tubb Music Jamboree..
I've seen Fortune perform live twice in the last several years,,He has a great stage presence and is outstanding with the fans..He was inducted as part of the Statler Brothers into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2008..
Here is a link to Jimmy's Website http://jimmyfortune.com/
There should be contact information there..
Thanks for your time:
Don't know if anything will come of it..all we can do is try..