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.
Jimmy will be on a NEW episode of Larry’s Country Diner airing on the RFD channel
Feb 25th 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central and again
Feb 27th at 11pm Eastern / 10pm Central
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 10, 2015) – With Christmas just around the corner, Country Music Hall of Fame and Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune, isn’t slowing down promotion for his latest album/DVD, Hits & Hymns, with several upcoming appearances planned. Released in September, the project went on to become the singer’s first solo top ten record on the Billboard Country Albums chart, while also topping the Billboard Music Video (DVD) chart as well.
Fortune is featured in the current issue of NASH Country Weekly, which hit newsstands on December 4. The 4-page spread focuses on Fortune’s decision to continue as a solo artist after the retirement of the iconic Statler Brothers, with NASH Country Weekly noting that “Jimmy Fortune unearths new treasures as a solo artist.”
Fans can catch Fortune appearing on SiriusXM’s enLighten on channel 65 over the next week with host Kyle Cantrell. The broadcast will begin airing on December 12 at 12pm/ET (see times below). The popular station focuses on bringing Southern Gospel music to the forefront, which ties in well with the style of Hits & Hymns. While featuring star-studded appearances from Vince Gill, The Isaacs, Dailey & Vincent, The Oak Ridge Boys and more, the project includes several Gospel hymns including “Amazing Grace” and “Victory in Jesus,” along with old Statler Brothers favorites, “Too Much on My Heart” and “Elizabeth.”
SiriusXM enLighten Air Dates
Dec. 12 – 12:00 PM/ET
Dec. 13 – 10:00 PM/ET
Dec. 15 – 1:00 PM/ET
Dec. 16 – 6:00 PM/ET
Don’t’ miss Fortune on an upcoming episode of RFD-TV’s “Ray Stevens’ Nashville,” set to air on December 26 (check local listings here). Grammy award winner, Ray Stevens brings some of the top guests on the show for an exciting program which is filled with laughter and some of the top musicians in the business. Be sure to tune in as Fortune delivers an unforgettable performance, while also catching up with his old friend in the process.
Additional Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns airings
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 10 at 8:00PM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 11 at 1:00AM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 11 at 6:00AM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 11 at 2:00PM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 11 at 9:00PM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 12 at 1:00AM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 12 at 6:00AM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 12 at 12:00PM
DISH TV Channel 276 – Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns – Dec 12 at 9:00PM
SIRIUS/XM enLighten is planning to premiere Jimmy’s album feature.
December 12, 12:00 Noon EST
December 13, 10:00 PM EST
December 15, 1:00 PM EST
December 16, 6:00 PM EST