Jimmy Fortune Sings The Classics

 

Nashville, Tenn. (March 16, 2017) – Jimmy Fortune, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and member of the legendary Statler Brothers, has just completed an all-new recording, Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics. The album, which will be available April 21, features collaborations with longtime friends Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs and the Voices of Lee. The Gaither Music Group project will be released via Gaither Records and available at music retailers everywhere, along with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide. Fans can also pre-order the album HERE.
“This project is very special and dear to my heart,” said Jimmy Fortune. “A lot of hard work and thought went into picking each song, songs that shaped my life. I love them all and I think anyone who hears it will feel the same way.”

Known for his unmistakable tenor voice that has captivated audiences since his 21-year tenure with The Statler Brothers, Fortune puts a new twist on some of his old favorites on the upcoming album. Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics features 14 new studio recordings of classic songs that have all left their mark in music history.

Standout tracks on the project include the classic Hank Cochran-penned “Make the World Go Away,” which has been recorded over the years by some of music’s greatest voices including Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and Donny & Marie Osmond. Another highlight is the country classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” which is one of the most well-known songs in the history of the genre. Paying homage to his Statler Brothers’ heritage, the project also features a new recording of the signature Grammy® Award-winning hit “Flowers on the Wall,” a tune which Fortune knows well, as it was the first major hit for the iconic quartet.

The past year has been a career-defining time for Fortune, who was honored by the Academy of Country Music at the 10th Annual ACM Honors with the “Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award” for his incredible contribution to country music, along with each member of The Statler Brothers. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame hit maker also received his first GMA Dove Award for “Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year” for the track “Life’s Railway to Heaven” featuring The Oak Ridge Boys and found on his previous critically-acclaimed album, Hits & Hymns (Gaither Music Group). The ACM Award-winner will be hitting the road in 2017 in support of the upcoming album, with a 40-plus city tour where fans can hear him sing No. 1 Statler Brothers’ hits such as “Elizabeth,” gospel favorites, and classics featured on his upcoming album. Fans who want an up-close and personal experience can set sail with Fortune on the 14th Annual Jimmy Fortune Alaskan Cruise, set for departure this July.
Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics will be featured as part of a special television offer on DISH TV, DIRECTV, Gaither Television Network, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel, CTS and Hope TV.

The recording will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music. It will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace and through online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Walmart.com, crackerbarrel.com, www.gaither.com and www.jimmyfortune.com

Jimmy Fortune: Sings the Classics Track Listing:
1. Make the World Go Away
2. Take Me Home, Country Roads
3. Danny’s Song
4. Wake Up Little Susie (feat. Ricky Skaggs)
5. Unchained Melody
6. Take It to the Limit (feat. The Isaacs)
7. Crazy Arms
8. Flowers on the Wall
9. If
10. Wildfire
11. Annie’s Song
12. Yesterday
13. Southern Nights
14. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (feat. Voices of Lee)

 

6 Comments to Jimmy Fortune Sings The Classics

  1. Robert Coleman says:

    Is it possible to pre-order the new CD and have Jimmy sign it before shipment?

  2. KAREN E LEMME says:

    HOW TO ORDER JIMMY FORTUNE CD SINGS THE CLASSICS AND HOW MUCH DOES THE CD COST?
    IS IT POSSIBLE TO PRE-ORDER THE NEW CD AND HAVE JIMMY SIGN IT FOR ME BEFORE SHIPMENT?
    WHY DOESN’T JIMMY FORTUNE HAVE CONCERTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?

    • Nina Fortune says:

      You can order it straight from this website. It’s $15 plus 6.50 shipping. There’s a place to make comments or notes in the order so you can say you want it autographed there. The closest place he plays every year is in Apache Junction, AZ. We only play at places that contact us.

  3. KAREN E LEMME says:

    HOW DO YOU ORDER JIMMY FORTUNE NEW CD SINGS THE CLASSICS? ALSO HOW MUCH DOES THE NEW CD COST?
    IS IT POSSIBLE TO PRE-ORDER THE NEW CD AND HAVE JIMMY SIGN IT BEFORE SHIPMENT?
    WHY DOESN’T JIMMY FORTUNE HAVE CONCERTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?
    I HAVE SINCE JIMMY FORTUNE IN CONCERT WITH THE STATLER BROTHERS IN SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA BEFORE THE STATLER BROTHERS RETIRED IN 2002. I LOVE JIMMY FORTUNE VOICE WHEN HE SINGS. THANKS, KAREN LEMME

  4. JERRY L GUFFEY says:

    ) i live in staunton va.i just got the new cd (sings the classics )i liked all of it .unchained melody nobody can hold those high notes like you do jimmy /i even heard a little in that song. also flowers on the wall was great.and yesterday also tops. i hope jimmy gets to see this email.i have seen you in pigeon forge three times and ejoyed all of them.

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