Jimmy Fortune Biography and Wiki
Jimmy Fortune is an American Country music singer from Nelson County, Virginia, United States of America. Fortune sang tenor for The Statler Brothers for 21 years and wrote the song “Elizabeth” for the group. After the band’s disbandment, he continued as a solo artist.
The American Country music singer kicked off his career by joining a band, the Statler Brothers in 1982. Privileges he had in the band were like the writing of some of the group songs.
Jimmy Fortune Age and Birthday
Fortune was born in 1955, in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on March 11th. He is currently 65 years old. His birth sign is Pisces.
Jimmy Fortune Height
Jimmy is of average height and stature as in his social media pictures. Accurate measurements of his height will be updated soon.
Jimmy Fortune Education and Career
The singer attended Nelson County High School in Lovingston, Virginia. Fortune was heard singing at a local ski resort by The original tenor of the Statler Brothers, Lew DeWitt. Lew DeWitt suffered from Crohn’s disease and needed a replacement. Fortune auditioned for the band in Nashville and permanently joined the band when the original tenor was unable to return to the stage.
Fortune wrote several hit 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 the Statler Brothers. Jimmy became a solo artist in the year 2002, he wrote and produced most of his songs himself. In 2015 he released Hits & Hymns produced by Ben Isaacs.
Jimmy Fortune Family
Jimmy is the son of Odie Fortune and Dabney Fortune. It hasn’t been mentioned whether he had any siblings.
Jimmy Fortune Wife
Fortune is married to long time lady of his dreams, Nina Fortune. Details about their wedding haven’t been made public yet, this section will be updated once available.
Jimmy Fortune Children
Jimmy and Nina have been blessed with six beautiful children.
Jimmy Fortune Net Worth
The singer currently stands at an estimated net worth of $6 million. His main source of income is his career as a musician and songwriter.