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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
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
12. It Is Well with My Soul
13. Intro to It Is No Secret
14. It Is No Secret
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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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.
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
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
11. Annie’s Song
13. Southern Nights
14. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (feat. Voices of Lee)
First on Country’s Family Reunion – Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting on RFD-TV Friday, October 7th at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central and re-airing Saturday, October 8th at Midnight Eastern/11pm Central
Then later on “The Joey Canyon Show”, airing on RFD-TV Friday October 7th at 10pm Eastern / 9pm Central . The program is shot on-location in scenic Denver, Colorado. The 30-minute series began airing in January. For more information on Joey Canyon, as well as “The Joey Canyon Show,” visit www.JoeyCanyon.com
Jimmy will be on Country’s Family Reunion – Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting will air on RFD-TV
Friday, October 7th at 7:00pm CT/8pm ET
Saturday, October 8th at 11:00pm CT 12:00am ET
Jimmy will be a part of the 2017 Country Music Cruise!! When booking please tell them you are a fan of Jimmy’s and you will get a Jimmy Fortune T-shirt. You can also give them the code FORTUNE.
The lineup consist of
• Vince Gill
• Charley Pride
• The Oak Ridge Boys
• Brenda Lee
• Lee Greenwood
• Tanya Tucker
• Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley – Good Ole Boys Reunion
• Dailey & Vincent
• Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers
• Wade Hayes
• Jo-El Sonnier
• Deborah Allen
• Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
• Host – Lorianne Crook
• Grand Ole Opry at Sea – A Very Special Performance Event
Come cruise the Caribbean with country music’s greatest entertainers on a 7-Day Nonstop party aboard the luxurious Holland America m/s Oosterdam. Enjoy a star-studded vacation with unparalleled access to legendary stars from Country Music. See them during the nightly performances, enjoy celebrity-led activities, attend meet and greets and run into your favorites all week long during meals, pool side relaxing and more.
We set sail on January 27, 2017 from Tampa, FL. Ports include Key West, FL, Cozumel Mexico, and Costa Maya Mexico.
For more information go to http://countrymusiccruise.com/lineup?gclid=CK6e94a1ncsCFUM8gQodm3gFEA
Or call 1-844-299-2686.