Jimmy Fortune At Grand Ole Opry
From Staunton, Virginia, Jimmy Fortune is an American country music singer, who sang tenor for the Statler Brothers for 21 years. Jimmy joined the Brothers as a replacement for the ailing Lew DeWitt in 1982 and joined the group permanently when DeWitt was unable to return to the stage. During the two decades with the Brothers, Jimmy wrote several Number 1 songs that the group recorded, including “Elizabeth,” “Too Much on My Heart,” “My Only Love,” and “More Than a Name on a Wall.”
Those 21 years were spent touring, singing, and performing with the brothers until Don, Harold, and Phil, the three other members of the group, retired in 2002. Since then, Jimmy has continued an extensive performance schedule in the U.S. and Canada, continuing as a songwriter and recording a number of projects in Nashville.