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 62)
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 from Staunton, Virginia.


Fortune sang tenor for the Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them as a replacement for the ailing and original tenor 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, and My Only Love. More Than a Name on a Wall was a top ten country hit. "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.



Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country US US Christ
When One Door Closes
I Believe
  • Release date: December 27, 2005
  • Label: Fortune Enterprises
Feels Like Christmas
  • Release date: November 29, 2007
  • Label: Fortune 4
  • Release date: December 8, 2009
  • Label: Fortune Enterprises
  • Release date: August 28, 2012
  • Label: Fortune Enterprises
Hits & Hymns
  • Release date: October 23, 2015
  • Label: Gaither Music Group
10 156 6
  • US: 42,800[1]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Album
2013 "Working on a Building" Marty Raybon (with T. Graham Brown & Trace Adkins) Working on a Building

Music videos[edit]

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


  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 28, 2016). "Country Album Chart: March 29, 2016". Roughstock. 

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