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.

6 Comments to Jimmy Fortune Induction into Virginia Music Hall of Fame

  1. Shawn J Murphy says:

    I absolutely love to listen to Jimmy Fortune sing Gospel songs. His voice, his renditions are inspiring to me. When I find tough times I replay what I taped when he appeared on Bill Gaither’s show. Listening to him talk and his songs are what I listen too on nights I’m sitting alone and need inspiration. Of course I like Bill Gaither or possibly wouldn’t have seen this particular show. I really love Bill’s song, ‘Because He Lives!’
    Thank you and ‘May God Bless’ Jimmy in all his endeavors!!!

  2. Debra Craine says:

    My 9 yr.old daughter Amber, my husband Travis & I (Debra/Ducky) want to give out CONGRATULATIONS to our BUDDY Jimmy. We are so very HAPPY for you. You really DESERVE this. Congrats to our very nice buddy Jimmy. We love you 😍. Amber and I listen to your CD that she got from you that night at the concert. We love all of the songs…..but we keep playing this song: “Far Side Banks Of Jordon”. Amber can sing this song….you will have to hear her sing this song the next time your in town.

  3. Buddy Parker says:

    Hi
    Jimmy and Nina I wanted to let you know what a joy and honor it was to meet you both. Thank you for taking time to talk with us Peggy and I agreed it was one if the best concerts we had attended in a long time. Please let us know if you can find time to come visit the museum and hall of fame. Jimmy please let us know where to send the list of items for the museum you asked about.

  4. Buddy Parker says:

    Hi
    Jimmy and Nina I wanted to let you know what a joy and honor it was to meet you both. Thank you for taking time to talk with us Peggy and I agreed it was one if the best concerts we had attended in a long time. Please let us know if you can find time to come visit the museum and hall of fame. Jimmy please let us know where to send the list of items for the museum you asked about.

  5. Buddy Parker says:

    Hi Jimmy and Nina

    Hope you all are doing well. The glass cases for the guitar, suit and boots will be finished next week. The rest of the displays are ready to install. I know you are busy, but have you had time to get some pictures together for the museum? I’m hoping to have your display completed by the end of August. If possible please make a note about each picture date, name, history, etc. Thank you again for all your help with this. Let us know when you are coming back to Williamsburg we want to see if you would like to make any changes to the display.

    Buddy & Peggy

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