JIMMY FORTUNE, MEMBER OF THE STATLER BROTHERS, RELEASES NEW ALBUM HITS & HYMNS IN CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE® LOCATIONS, ONLINE AND MUSIC RETAILERS NATIONWIDE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 23, 2015) – Country Music Hall of Famer and Statler Brothers member, Jimmy Fortune, continues his successful career as a solo artist with the release of his latest project, Hits & Hymns, available for purchase now in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations as well as music retailers nationwide. Hits & Hymns is also available online at iTunes, Amazon.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE Hits & Hymns

The star-studded project, released via Gaither Music Group, features collaborations with Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and more.

“Teaming up with Bill Gaither has been one of the best moves that I’ve made since beginning my solo career,” said a humble Jimmy Fortune. He adds, “Ben Isaacs did a wonderful job producing this. I hope everyone has a chance to check this out, and it will inspire people the way that it has inspired me.”

Since his start with the iconic Statler Brothers more than 33 years ago, Fortune has transitioned from group member to a successful solo artist. Fortune, who is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame, looks to build on this momentum with the release of his brand new album Hits & Hymns.

The highly anticipated album is accompanied by a Bill Gaither-hosted TV special and is currently airing on various television networks and channels throughout November. (check local listings)

October 23rd
Vision – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 9:00 PM
The Miracle Channel – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 11:00 PM

October 24th
CTN – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 4:00 PM
CTS – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM
Hope TV – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 12:00 AM
TBN – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 7:00 PM
The Walk TV – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – check local listings

October 25th
Heartland – Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits – 12:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Hope TV – Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits – 12:00 AM
TCT – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – See your local listings
Heartland – Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns – 8:00 PM

Included in the Jimmy Fortune special are performances off of the new album, including the #1 Billboard self-penned tracks “Elizabeth” and “Too Much on My Heart,” as well as some of Fortune’s favorite gospel songs like “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” with special vocal appearances by Dailey & Vincent and Bill Gaither on select songs.

Fans looking to make this special a part of their DVD collection can purchase it at ChristianBook.com, SpringSide.com and FamilyChristian.com, or pick up the CD + DVD combo at JimmyFortune.com.

Fortune will give a career-spanning, in-depth interview Monday, October 26, on a special edition of Heartland TV’s Reflections. The show, hosted by Keith Bilbrey, takes viewers inside the life and career of some of country music’s most influential artists of all time. Fortune sits down with the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame DJ for a discussion about his career with the Statler Brothers, life struggles and triumphs, along with what lies ahead for the chart-topping singer/songwriter.

In addition to Reflections airing on Heartland TV, the show will air on Blue Highways TV, The Family Channel, Angel Two (DISH TV) and AMG-TV (check local listings).

Fortune is also featured in the latest issue of Homecoming Magazine and an upcoming November issue of NASH Country Weekly.

And if that’s not enough Jimmy Fortune for you, there are features on Billboard.com, and in upcoming issues of Country Music People, the Country Standard Time and many more.

Jimmy also recently sat down with SiriusXM’s Deborah Allen for a preview of the album on Prime Country.

Hits & Hymns Track Listing:
1. Elizabeth (with Ben Isaacs & Sonya Isaacs)
2. Life’s Railway To Heaven (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
3. Danny Boy (with Ben Isaacs, Gene McDonald, Reggie Smith)
4. More Than A Name On A Wall (with Becky Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs, Ben Isaacs)
5. Far Side Banks Of Jordan (with Ben Isaacs & Charlotte Ritchie)
6. Precious Memories (with Ben Isaacs & Charlotte Ritchie)
7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (with The Gaither Vocal Band)
8. Rock Of Ages (with Mike Rogers & Sydni Perry)
9. I Believe (with The Whites)
10. How Great Thou Art (with Mike Rogers & Sydni Perry)
11. In The Sweet By and By (with Dailey & Vincent)
12. Too Much On My Heart (with Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White Skaggs)
13. Amazing Grace (with Vince Gill & Sonya Isaacs)
14. If I Was God (with Mike Rogers & Sydni Perry)
15. Victory In Jesus (with Ben Isaacs, Gene McDonald, Reggie Smith)

Jimmy Fortune on Tour:
Oct 24 – York, PA – TPC Banquet Center
Oct 26-27 – Branson, MO – The Starlite Theatre
Oct 30-31 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood
Nov 12 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
Nov 14 – New Boston, TX – Music Country USA
Nov 16-17 – Branson, MO – The Starlite Theatre
Nov 21 – Shenandoah Caverns, VA – Shenandoah Jamoboree at the Yellow Barn
Nov 28 – Myrtle Beach, SC – South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Dec 11 – Amherst, VA – Clifford Baptist Church
Dec 14 – Weyers Cave, VA – Weyers Cave Community Center

Recommended Facebook post:
Pick up #JimmyFortune’s new album #HitsandHymns featuring Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dailey & Vincent, The Isaacs, Ricky Skaggs and more bit.ly/1MGY195

Stay Social with Jimmy Fortune:
Website: JimmyFortune.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Jimmy-Fortune-61774241726/

TV airings of new DVD

Part of Jimmy’s new DVD will air starting today. Please look at the list below to view in your area. The times listed are Eastern!!
Thurs 15-Oct DISH TV Channel 276 Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns 5:00 PM
Fri 16-Oct DISH TV Channel 276 Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns 9:00 PM
Sat 17-Oct DISH TV Channel 276 Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns 11:00 PM
Sun 18-Oct DISH TV Channel 276 Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns 5:00 PM
Wed 21-Oct Heartland Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 8:00 PM
Fri 23-Oct Vision Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 9:00 PM
Fri 23-Oct The Miracle Channel Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 11:00 PM
Sat 24-Oct CTN Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 4:00 PM
Sat 24-Oct CTS Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM
Sat 24-Oct Hope TV Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 12:00 AM
Sat 24-Oct TBN Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 7:00 PM
Sat 24-Oct The Walk TV Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits See your local listings
Sun 25-Oct Heartland Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 12:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Sun 25-Oct Hope TV Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 12:00 AM
Sun 25-Oct TCT Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits See your local listings
Wed 25-Nov Heartland Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 8:00 PM
Thurs 26-Nov RFD Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 6:30 PM
Fri 27-Nov Vision Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 9:00 PM
Fri 27-Nov The Miracle Channel Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 11:00 PM
Sat 28-Nov CTN Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 4:00 PM
Sat 28-Nov CTS Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM
Sat 28-Nov Hope TV Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 12:00 AM
Sat 28-Nov RFD Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 6:00 PM
Sat 28-Nov TBN Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 7:00 PM
Sat 28-Nov The Walk TV Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits See your local listings
Sun 29-Nov Heartland Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 12:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Sun 29-Nov Hope TV Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits 12:00 AM
Sun 29-Nov TCT Jimmy Fortune Hymns & Hits See your local listings

Tune in to RFD-TV this Saturday night (10-10-15) at 9:30PM/EST / 8:30PM/CST for another episode of the Dailey & Vincent Show featuring guest artist Jimmy Fortune!!

JIMMY FORTUNE social instagram[3]

Alaskan Cruise set for July, 2016

Many of you have been asking for Jimmy’s cruise to go back to Alaska. We have one set for July 17, 2016 through July 24 ,2016 leaving from Seattle. We will be cruising on a Princess cruise for the first time. Our ports of call will be Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria, BC and will also have a scenic cruise through Tracy Arm Fjord.

Jimmy will perform two intimate concerts, one meet and greet session and a group cocktail party. You must book with our group to be able to attend these. Please contact Deb Dodd for booking at 401-398-2377 or debdodd.datstravel@gmail.com. To check out her website go to http://www.danceacrosstheseas.com/Jimmy_Fortune_Cruise.html

This is our favorite cruise so don’t miss out!!

 

Alaskan Cruise 2016

JIMMY FORTUNE to Release New Recording HITS & HYMNS, on CD & DVD on Oct. 23

click

 

Special Edition DVD, ‘Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns,’ Hosted by Bill Gaither, Features Fortune Performing Songs from the New Album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2015) – Country Music Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Jimmy Fortune is gearing up for the October 23rd release of his highly-anticipated album Hits & Hymns. Appropriately titled, the project sees Fortune performing some of his classic Statler Brothers HITS, in addition to top Gospel hymns. The album, which features unique collaborations with some of country and Gospel music’s top artists including Vince Gill, The Isaacs, Dailey & Vincent, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, the Gaither Vocal Band and The Whites, will be released via Gaither Music Group.

The album will coincide with the special edition DVD, Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns, hosted by Bill Gaither. Taped in Indiana, the DVD features Fortune performing songs from the new CD, which was produced by Ben Isaacs, including the #1 Billboard Fortune-penned tracks “Elizabeth” and “Too Much on My Heart.” It also includes touching inspirational favorites like “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”

“I’m very proud of this new project. I feel like it’s the pinnacle of a lot of hard work and determination,” said an excited Jimmy Fortune. “Because of everyone involved and the love for the songs, it is magical from beginning to end. Ben Isaacs shows how truly talented he is as a producer. It’s a God thing and I’m thankful for it.”

Over the years, Fortune has established himself as one of the most distinctive tenor singers in country music history. After joining the legendary Statler Brothers in 1982, Fortune experienced Gold and Platinum records, won CMA and IBMA Awards and was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

The Hits & Hymns CD and DVD collections will be airing as part of a TV special slated for PBS, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV. Fortune was recently featured on RFD-TV’s “Larry’s Country Diner” and TBN’s “Praise the Lord” programs, sharing songs from the new release.

The products will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and will be available throughout general market stores, including Cracker Barrel Country Store®, and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.

For further information regarding Fortune or Hits & Hymns, please visit www.jimmyfortune.com or learn more on his Facebook page.

Hits & Hymns Track Listing:
1. Elizabeth (with Ben Isaacs & Sonya Isaacs)
2. Life’s Railway To Heaven (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
3. Danny Boy (with Ben Isaacs, Gene McDonald, Reggie Smith)
4. More Than A Name On A Wall (with Becky Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs, Ben Isaacs)
5. Far Side Banks Of Jordan (with Ben Isaacs & Charlotte Ritchie)
6. Precious Memories (with Ben Isaacs & Charlotte Ritchie)
7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (with The Gaither Vocal Band)
8. Rock Of Ages (with Mike Rogers & Sydni Perry)
9. I Believe (with The Whites)
10. How Great Thou Art (with Mike Rogers & Sydni Perry)
11. In The Sweet By and By (with Dailey & Vincent)
12. Too Much On My Heart (with Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White Skaggs)
13. Amazing Grace (with Vince Gill & Sonya Isaacs)
14. If I Was God (with Mike Rogers & Sydni Perry)
15. Victory In Jesus (with Ben Isaacs, Gene McDonald, Reggie Smith)

Produced by Ben Isaacs

# # #

Suggested Tweet:
.#JimmyFortune to release #HitsandHymns CD/DVD Oct. 23 via @Gaithermusic – LINK Download artwork

Hits & Hymns / 1.1MB

Jimmy Fortune / 1.5MB
Photo by: Jarrett Gaza

Jimmy Fortune on
Amazon
Gaither Music
Google Play
iTunes

jimmyfortune.com

click

Dailey & Vincent Waterfest Cruise 2016

“Hey Everyone! I am excited to announce that I am part of the AMAZING talent lineup for the 2016 Dailey & Vincent WaterFest Cruise (Western Caribbean here we come!!!) presented by Springer Mountain Farms from February 14th – 20th, 2016. Joining me will be Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White,  and special collaborative performances by Lou Reid, Terry Baucom, Jamie Dailey with Marcus Smith, BJ Cherryholmes, and special guest host Cindy Baucom.

The 6–day 6-night entertainment cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale, FL on the Royal Caribbean’s “Navigator of the Seas” hitting Western Caribbean hot spots such as: George Town, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica, and Labadee, Haiti. There will be a ton of fantastic Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music….along with a ton of fun!

Register for the cruise at: www.bluegrass-cruise.com or call 844-233-3393.

See you on the ship!”D&V Cruise 2016

Larry’s Country Diner episode

Jimmy’s next appearance of Country’s Family Reunion will be a Sweethearts episode and will air on RFD-TV:

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 14th at 11:00 p.m. CT / Midnight ET

Caribbean Cruise 2014

Our next cruise will be porting from New Orleans, LA on February 7th through the 14th, 2015 on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas ship. The ports scheduled are Coco Cay (private island), Key West and Nassau Bahamas.  Jimmy will perform two shows during the week plus have an autograph session and a party with a question and answer session. We will also plan a group excursion at one of the ports that is optional (extra fees apply to the excursions).

For more information click here
You must sign up with our group to be able to go to these shows so please contact Deb Dodd either at 401-398-2377 or debdoddcruises@aol.com .

I Believe CD re-release

Any of you that got the original 2004 I Believe CD (only 5,000 were released) know it only had 11 songs. One of those songs was Country Sunday. The CD was then released by a label who took that song off but added two other songs. We have now re-released the CD with all 13 songs. For those of you that just want the one song you can download it digitally. Here is a link to itunes and it is the last song listed. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-believe/id915428719

Buddy Holly Tribute CD

Jimmy was honored to sing a few songs on a Buddy Holly tribute CD that will be released on 9-7-14.  This was created by David Frizzell and the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/buddy-holly-songs-get-country-spin-on-new-tribute-album-20140819