Jimmy Fortune

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Jimmy Fortune
Jimmy Fortune, center, sings "More Than a Name on The Wall" with Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent.
Background information
Born (1955-03-11) March 11, 1955 (age 60)
Origin Staunton, Virginia
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1982-present
Labels Audium
Song Garden
Fortune Enterprises
Associated acts The Statler Brothers
Website Official Website

Jimmy Fortune (born March 11, 1955 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American country music singer. He hails from Staunton, Virginia.


Fortune sang tenor for the Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them as a replacement for the ailing Lew DeWitt in 1982 and joined the group permanently when DeWitt was unable to return to the stage. Fortune wrote several number one songs that were recorded by the Statler Brothers, including Elizabeth, Too Much on My Heart, My Only Love, and More Than a Name on a Wall. "Elizabeth" recently was a top bluegrass release for Dailey & Vincent. He spent 21 years touring, singing, and performing with them until Don, Harold and Phil, the other three members of the group retired in 2002. Since then he has continued an extensive performance schedule in the U.S. and Canada. He has continued as a songwriter and has recorded a number of projects in Nashville.



Year Album Label
2003 When One Door Closes Audium
2005 I Believe Song Garden
2007 Feels Like Christmas Fortune 4
2009 Windows Fortune Enterprises
2012 Lessons Fortune Enterprises


Year Single Album
2003 "What Money Can't Buy" When One Door Closes
2004 "Elizabeth"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 "Dare the World" (Various Artists) John Lloyd Miller

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