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GAITHER MUSIC GROUP’S BROTHERLY LOVE CD,
FEATURING JIMMY FORTUNE, BRADLEY WALKER,
MIKE ROGERS AND BEN ISAACS, DEBUTS
NO. 2 ON BILLBOARD TOP CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART
AND NO. 16 ON BILLBOARD TOP ALBUM SALES CHART

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Gaither Music Group’s Brotherly Love CD, DVD and TV project, featuring Jimmy Fortune, Bradley Walker, Mike Rogers and Ben Isaacs, continues to gain momentum as the CD debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. Physical copies of the DVD and CD, released digitally May 29, were released on Sept. 4, while the TV special, hosted by Rory Feek, premiered on RFD-TV and Heartland. The TV special will premiere on Circle on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 p.m. ET and midnight, re-airing on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Award-winning Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Favorites Jimmy Fortune, Bradley Walker, Mike Rogers and Ben Isaacs Join Talents for a Special Recording

Brotherly Love Brings Together Beloved Voices and Classic Country and Gospel Songs

 

Television Special Hosted by Rory Feek to Showcase New Recording

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–May 28, 2020–Gaither Music Group is thrilled to announce a new recording combining four of the most talented and renowned country, bluegrass and gospel artists–award-winning singers who just happen to be good friends with gospel music legend Bill Gaither. Brotherly Love, an audio recording featuring Jimmy Fortune, Bradley Walker, Mike Rogers and Ben Isaacs, will release globally on May 29, followed by a DVD release and TV special later this year.

 

Each member brings their own wealth of experience to Brotherly Love, creating an intriguing combination of styles and influences. The result is a diverse collection that spotlights some of the best-loved gems on America’s musical landscape. Walker takes lead on the mournful Hank Williams Sr. classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Fortune’s pristine tenor shines on the Vince Gill hit “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” Rogers delivers a spirited take on the O Brother, Where Art Thou hit “Man of Constant Sorrow”; and Isaacs’ warm voice revives the Don Williams’ hit “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.”

 

An acclaimed producer who has shepherded many of the top names in the industry, Isaacs produced Brotherly Love. “It was, ‘Here’s our favorite songs,’ and it was more about whatever song fit the personality,” recalled Isaacs. “For me, it was a given that Jimmy sing ‘Go Rest High’ because there’s no one who is going to sing that with more heart than Jimmy Fortune. It was a given that Bradley would sing ‘The Lighthouse’ and that Mike would sing ‘Man of Constant Sorrow.’ He does so good with those energy things.”

 

Fortune rose to fame as a member of the Statler Brothers and penned some of their biggest hits (“Elizabeth,” “Too Much on My Heart”) before forging a successful solo career when the quartet retired. Walker is a DOVE Award-winning artist with a strong following in country, gospel and bluegrass. Isaacs, a DOVE Award-winning producer, has performed with his mother and sisters for years as the GRAMMY-nominated group The Isaacs. Formerly with the legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and currently on the road with Craig Morgan, Rogers is one of the most highly respected musicians in bluegrass music.

 

“When Ben called me and asked what would I think about doing a project like this—and he mentioned all four of us together—who wouldn’t want to do that?” Walker stated with a smile. “I’ve known all these guys through their music careers and been a fan of what they’ve done for many years, so immediately I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”

 

“Mike and I had sang on Jimmy’s records, and we’ve sang on Bradley’s records; but we were playing downtown [Nashville] and [Gaither Music Group’s] Barry Jennings came and watched us play. He said, ‘This is too good for people not to hear.’ So he asked if we would be willing to do it with Jimmy and Bradley and I said, ‘Absolutely.’ We got together, and when we sang for the first time it was magical. Together the blend and the love we have for each other was so strong that I felt like it had to be shared.”

 

The four friends shared their close-knit blends with country music singer/songwriter/storyteller Rory Feek, who hosted the LIVE video recording in his concert barn in Tennessee. The upcoming DVD and TV special, Brotherly Love, captures the intimate evening of song and storytelling, filmed in-the-round, that will feature an introduction by Gaither and behind-the-scenes interviews with Feek and the group members, who discuss the music they chose for the performance and share how these songs have touched their lives.

 

Those songs include the title track, “Brotherly Love,” a country hit for the late Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley; the Statler Brothers’ classic “The Class of ’57”; and Roy Orbison’s “Crying” as well as such gospel standards as “The Lighthouse,” “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Where No One Stands Alone.”

 

“That night there was so much energy in the room and the crowd was involved. It just felt so good,” said Rogers. “The energy was just so incredible, and to sing on stage in-the-round like we did–it was just amazing. It was one of the coolest, if not the coolest nights, that I’ve ever been a part of ever in my whole time of playing music.”

 

“If ever we needed brotherly love we sure need it in the world today towards one another,” Fortune said. “We need to look at each other with the love of real brotherhood. We’re all in this together. No matter what our differences are, we have more in common than we think we do, and that is love for one another. That’s what this whole project is all about, and that’s why we wanted to call it Brotherly Love.”

 

The Brotherly Love audio recording will be available May 29 on Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and other online digital platforms. Preview the album here: https://gaithermusic.lnk.to/BrotherlyLove.

 

The first digital video is available now on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCMzW1WjmqE.

 

The title cut can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpQK6vzunsA

 

The physical CD and DVD will be available later this year followed by the TV special set to air on networks including PBS, TBN, RFD-TV, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. In Canada, Brotherly Love will air on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV

 

Song Listing (Audio)

 

  • Brotherly Love
  • Go Rest High on That Mountain
  • Love Bug
  • Lighthouse
  • Class of ‘57
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good
  • Crying
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • Where No One Stands Alone
  • You’re Only Lonely

 

Song Listing (Video)

 

  • Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good
  • Brotherly Love
  • Where No One Stands Alone
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • Elizabeth
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • Lighthouse
  • You’re Only Lonely
  • I’ll Fly Away
  • Love Bug
  • Love Will Keep Us Alive
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • Class of ’57
  • Crying
  • Go Rest High on That Mountain

Huckabee Show

Jimmy will be the guest on the Huckabee Show this Saturday (5/23/20) at 8/7 c and again Sunday (5/24/20) at 9/8c on TBN. You can also watch it this Saturday at the same time on Facebook @HuckabeeOnTBN or you can also download the TBN app and watch live. The show re-airs on Newsmax Monday at 10pmET.

Country Music Cruise 2021

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be sailing on The Country Music Cruise in January 2021! Come bring Country Music to the high seas for seven days with me, and so many legendary Country artists including Josh Turner (special appearance 1/27), Mark Chesnutt, Lee Greenwood, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sawyer Brown, and so many more! Book your cabin today using promo code JIMMYFAN for an exclusive rate! See you there!

https://countrymusiccruise.com/jimmyfan

God & Country DVD available – list of TV airings

Jimmy’s New God & Country DVD will air on TV starting 9-25-19. Here are the September dates (all times Eastern).

9-25-19  Heartland 8pm

9-26-19   RFD 6:30pm

9-27-19  Uplift TV 11am

9-27-19  Vision  9pm

9-28-19  IBN  See Your Local Listings

9-28-19   TCT   See Your Local Listings

9-28-19  The Walk TV   See Your Local Listings

9-28-19  TLN   See Your Local Listings

9-28-19   Hope TV   12am

9-28-19   The Miracle Channel   5:30am

9-28-19  The Miracle Channel  10pm

9-28-19  CTS   3:30pm

9-28-19  CTN    4PM

9-28-19   RFD  6pm

9-29-19  Hope TV  12am

9-29-19   Heartland  12pm

9-29-19   Heartland  8pm

9-30-19  Upift TV   See Your Local Listings

JIMMY FORTUNE’S GOD & COUNTRY AVAILABLE NOW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune is commemorating this Memorial Day Weekend with the release of his new album, God & Country, available now across all music platforms as well as in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations. The Gaither Music Group project reflects and celebrates the beauty of America, the courage of those who have made it free and the hymns that have warmed the hearts of its citizens for centuries. To stream or download God & Country, click HERE.

Billboard exclusively premiered a first listen to the album’s fifth track “Meet Me at Arlington.” Fortune co-wrote the song, inspired by the story of a Gold Star mother challenging a teacher who panned the military, with award-winning songwriter Dave Clark. “There are over 400,000 graves at Arlington and stones that represent people who have died for our freedom and who’ve given so much for us. That’s why that song was written. It’s a powerful song, a moving song and a true song about her,” shared Fortune.

“Another contribution to the positivity and power music can carry in our lives (Lula 1892/Jasmine Rochelle),” God & Country features Fortune, a 21-year member of The Statler Brothers, lending his unmistakable tenor voice to the stirring renditions of national classics and congregational favorites. The album includes a new-rendition of The Statler Brothers’ Top 10 hit “More Than a Name on a Wall,” which Fortune wrote during his tenure with the group along with their chart-topping hits “Elizabeth,” “My Only Love” and “Too Much On My Heart.” The Statler Brothers were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2007 and Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, while Fortune was also inducted as a solo artist to the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame last year.

God & Country was produced by Ben Isaacs of the multi-award winning family group The Isaacs. The 14 tracks were recorded, mixed and engineered at Ben’s Den by Isaacs and Mark Capps and mastered at Georgetown Masters by Andrew Mendelson. God & Country will be advertised as part of a special television offer on DISH TV, DirecTV, RFD-TV, Gaither Television Network, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV. Before Fortune heads out on his God & Country Tour next week, fans can catch the legendary entertainer performing songs off his new album this weekend at the Gaither Family Fest in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Gaither Music Group released Fortune’s critically-acclaimed compilation album Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics in 2017. The label also released Fortune’s CD and DVD project Hits & Hymns which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, No. 1 on the Southern Gospel chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian chart. Fortune has sold over 100,000 CD and DVD units with Gaither Music Group.

GOD & COUNTRY TRACK LISTING:
1. Battle Hymn of the Republic/This Land Is Your
Land
2. The Old Rugged Cross
3. Battle of New Orleans
4. In the Garden
5. Meet Me at Arlington
6. Because He Lives
7. I Love You More
8. More Than a Name on a Wall
9. Softly and Tenderly
10. In God We Trust
11. God Bless America/America the Beautiful
(medley)
12. It Is Well with My Soul
13. Intro to It Is No Secret
14. It Is No Secret

Be sure to follow Jimmy Fortune on Facebook and visit JimmyFortune.com for more info.

JIMMY FORTUNE GOD & COUNTRY TOUR DATES: 
May 25 Gaither Family Fest – Gatlinburg, Tenn.
May 31 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.
Jun. 01 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.
Jun. 02 American Angus Hall of Fame – Smithville, Mo.
Jun. 09 The District for the Arts – Taunton, Mass.
Jun. 22 Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, Ky.
Jun. 29 Watermelon Festival – Chipley, Fla.
Jul. 04 Bissett Park – Radford, Va.
Jul. 20-27 Gaither Alaska Cruise
Aug. 10 Ohio Star Theater – Sugarcreek, Ohio
Aug. 13 WV State Fair – Lewisburg, W.Va.
Aug. 15 Music Ranch Montana – Livingston, Mont.
Aug. 23 Renfro Valley Entertainment – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Aug. 24 Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.
Aug. 25 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
Aug. 30 Hub 757 – Suffolk, Va.
Aug. 31 Dominion Valley Park – Stuart, Va.
Sept. 02 Paden City Labor Day Celebration – Paden City, W.Va.
Sept. 06 Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.
Sept. 09 Clay County Fair – Spencer, Iowa
Sept. 26 Clay Cooper Theater – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 27 Rodgers Theater – Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Oct. 02 Liberty Hall – Tyler, Texas
Oct. 03 The Palace Theater – Corsicana, Texas
Oct. 04 Hippodrome Theatre – Waco, Texas
Oct. 05 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Oct. 17 John A Walker Community Center – Wilkesboro, N.C.
Nov. 7 Knoxville Performing Arts Center – Knoxville, Iowa
Nov. 09  Wellington Ritz Theatre – Wellington, Texas
Nov. 30  York Expo Center – York, Pa.
Dec. 01 Lebanon Expo Center – Lebanon, Pa.
Dec. 02 Antioch Church of the Brethren – Woodstock, Va.
Dec. 04-05 Weyers Cave Community Center – Weyers Cave, Va.
Dec. 06 Clifford Baptist – Amherst, Va.
Dec. 07 The Liberty Showcase – Liberty, N.C.
Dec. 08 Walhalla Performing Arts Center – Walhalla, S.C.
Dec. 14 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.

JIMMY FORTUNE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM GOD & COUNTRY AVAILABLE MAY 24

Available For Pre-Order April 26

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune is proud to announce his new album God & Country available across all music platforms on May 24. God & Country, released via Gaither Music Group, reflects and celebrates the beauty of America, the courage of those who have made it free and the hymns that have warmed the hearts of its citizens for centuries. The recording will also be available in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations. Fans can pre-order God & Country on April 26 and receive the first instant grat track “God Bless America/America the Beautiful (Medley).”

God & Country says it all because our country needs God and some positive input. I think when people listen to this project they will feel what this country was built on, and it will give them a sense of pride and hope for the future. God bless America!” exclaimed Jimmy Fortune.

Fortune, a 21-year member of The Statler Brothers, lends his unmistakable tenor voice to the stirring renditions of national classics and congregational favorites that create an expression of gratitude for our faith and freedoms. God & Country was produced by Ben Isaacs of the multi-award winning family group The Isaacs. The tracks were recorded, mixed and engineered at Ben’s Den by Isaacs and Mark Capps and mastered at Georgetown Masters by Andrew Mendelson.

God & Country will be advertised as part of a special television offer on DISH TV, DirecTV, RFD-TV, Gaither Television Network, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.

“The name ‘Jimmy Fortune’ has become synonymous with the sounds of country music, songs about faith and the fabric of America. This recording combines those things and showcases Jimmy’s signature tenor voice that has made him instantly recognizable for decades. God & Country shines a bright light on the heart of this legendary singer, songwriter and musician,” expressed Paul Sizelove, president of Gaither Music Group.

God & Country includes a new-rendition of The Statler Brothers’ Top 10 hit “More Than a Name on a Wall.” During his tenure with The Statler Brothers, Fortune co-wrote the hit as well as the group’s chart-topping hits “Elizabeth,” “My Only Love” and “Too Much On My Heart.” Inspired by the story of a Gold Star mother challenging a teacher who panned the military, Fortune also co-wrote the fifth track on the album, “Meet Me at Arlington,” with award-winning songwriter Dave Clark. The Statler Brothers were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2007 and Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, while Fortune was also inducted as a solo artist to the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame last year.

Gaither Music Group released Fortune’s critically-acclaimed compilation album Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics in 2017. The label also released Fortune’s CD and DVD project Hits & Hymns which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, No. 1 on the Southern Gospel chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian chart. Fortune has sold over 100,000 CD and DVD units with Gaither Music Group.

GOD & COUNTRY TRACK LISTING:

1. Battle Hymn of the Republic/This Land Is Your  

    Land

2. The Old Rugged Cross

3. Battle of New Orleans

4. In the Garden

5. Meet Me at Arlington

6. Because He Lives

7. I Love You More

8. More Than a Name on a Wall

9. Softly and Tenderly

10. In God We Trust

11. God Bless America/America the Beautiful

     (medley)

12. It Is Well with My Soul

13. Intro to It Is No Secret

14. It Is No Secret

Be sure to follow Jimmy Fortune on Facebook and visit JimmyFortune.com for more info.

JIMMY FORTUNE 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 03 Ned McWherter Cultural Arts – Jackson, Tenn.

May 18 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.

May 25 Gaither Family Fest – Gatlinburg, Tenn.

May 31 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.

Jun. 01 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.

Jun. 02 American Angus Hall of Fame – Smithville, Mo.

Jun. 09 The District for the Arts – Taunton, Mass.

Jun. 22 Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, Ky.

Jun. 29 Watermelon Festival – Chipley, Fla.

Jul. 04 Bissett Park – Radford, Va.

Jul. 20-27 Gaither Alaska Cruise

Aug. 10 Ohio Star Theater – Sugarcreek, Ohio

Aug. 13 WV State Fair – Lewisburg, W.Va.

Aug. 15 Music Ranch Montana – Livingston, Mont.

Aug. 23 Renfro Valley Entertainment – Mt. Vernon, Ky.

Aug. 24 Kentucky Opry – Benton, Ky.

Aug. 25 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.

Aug. 30 Hub 757 – Suffolk, Va.

Aug. 31 Dominion Valley Park – Stuart, Va.

Sept. 02 Paden City Labor Day Celebration – Paden City, W.Va.

Sept. 06 Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.

Sept. 09 Clay County Fair – Spencer, Iowa

Sept. 26 Clay Cooper Theater – Branson, Mo.

Oct. 02 Liberty Hall – Tyler, Texas

Oct. 03 The Palace Theater – Corsicana, Texas

Oct. 04 Hippodrome Theatre – Waco, Texas

Oct. 05 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas

Oct. 17 John A Walker Community Center – Wilkesboro, N.C.

Nov. 7 Knoxville Performing Arts Center – Knoxville, Iowa

Nov. 09  Wellington Ritz Theatre – Wellington, Texas

Nov. 30  York Expo Center – York, Pa.

Dec. 01 Lebanon Expo Center – Lebanon, Pa.

Dec. 02 Antioch Church of the Brethren – Woodstock, Va.

Dec. 04-05 Weyers Cave Community Center – Weyers Cave, Va.

Dec. 06 Clifford Baptist – Amherst, Va.

Dec. 07 The Liberty Showcase – Liberty, N.C.

Dec. 08 Walhalla Performing Arts Center – Walhalla, S.C.

Dec. 14 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.

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Copyright © 2019

ADKINS PUBLICITY

Jimmy Fortune Induction into Virginia Music Hall of Fame

Jimmy Fortune Induction into Virginia Music Hall of Fame – Legendary county musician Jimmy Fortune is set to receive a new honor this spring. Fortune’s list of previous accolades includes inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, in recognition of his long career with The Statler Brothers. On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Jimmy Fortune will be inducted into the Virginia Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at Nelson County High School and coincides with the benefit concert to raise money for the school’s band program. The Lovingston, VA high school is also Fortune’s alma mater. In conjunction with Fortune’s induction into the Virginia Music Hall of Fame, the musician will also display career memorabilia at the Virginia Musical Museum. Founded by Virginia Music Hall of Fame administrators Buddy and Peggy Parker, the Williamsburg museum exhibits a large collection of career pieces, costumes and personal items from notable musical artists who originated from Virginia. Fortune’s introduction to the Parkers occurred following a radio interview with Williamsburg’s WMBG Radio, hosted by Robert Hodge. Jimmy was born in Williamsburg, VA and moved to Nelson County as an infant. Jimmy Fortune will appear at Nelson County High School on March 24, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Country Music Cruise 2019

Jimmy will be a guest on the 2019 Time/Life Country Music Cruise from January 27th through February 3rd. Leaving from Ft. Lauderdale the ports include Key West, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. Other artis performing are Jeff Foxworthy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs, Joe Diffie and many more.

Call 866-476-2879 and speak to one of the helpful reservationists during our hours of operation (M-F 9:00 am – 7:00 pm EST and Sat. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EST)

* Remember to tell them Jimmy Fortune sent you or enter promo code JIMMYFAN

https://countrymusiccruise.com/jimmyfan

Jimmy’s new CD Sings the Classics available now