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.