Member of the Statler Brothers for over 21 years, Jimmy Fortune returns with his new album Sings the Classic on April 21. Released via Gaither Music, Fortune puts his signature tenor on 14 classic songs of both country and pop music such as Ray Price's "Crazy Arms," John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody."
A member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame, CMA Award winner Jimmy Fortune is singing the classics with these all-new renditions of some of the most popular songs of our time. Joined by longtime friends Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs, and the Voices of Lee, Fortune, known for his 21-year career with the legendary Statler Brothers, showcases the unmistakable tenor voice that has made him a household name among music lovers.
01. Make The World Go Away
02. Take Me Home, Country Roads
03. Danny's Song
04. Wake Up Little Susie Feat. Ricky Skaggs
05. Unchained Melody
06. Take It To The Limit Feat. The Isaacs
07. Crazy Arms
08. Flowers On The Wall
11. Annie's Song
13. Southern Nights
14. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Feat. Voices Of Lee)
Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them first as a temporary replacement for Lew DeWitt, after DeWitt heard him singing at a ski resort and recommended him. Following an audition in Nashville, Jimmy was contacted by the Statler Brothers and performed his first show with them on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia. Due to the debilitating effects of Crohn's Disease, Lew was unable to return to the stage with the Statlers, andJimmy was hired as a permanent replacement in August of 1982.