Thursday, February 5, 2015



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 4, 2015) – He’s known as one of the most distinctive tenor singers in the history of Country Music, with a resume that includes CMA and IBMA Awards, Gold and Platinum records, and the highest honor one can achieve in the business – induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But, despite all those lofty honors, Jimmy Fortune is not one to simply rest on his laurels. He has just announced his tour schedule for 2015, and dates are filling fast – whether as part of the Country Gold series, or an intimate acoustic set with Jimmy.

Fortune first came to the attention of Country Music fans in 1982, when he was selected to replace Lew DeWitt as the tenor singer of the legendary Statler Brothers. The singer spent two decades with the group until their retirement in October 2002. Fortune’s songwriting helped to give the quartet some of their biggest hits, such as “Elizabeth,” “My Only Love,” “Too Much On My Heart” and “More Than A Name On A Wall.” Since embarking on a solo career, Fortune has released the well-received albums When One Door Closes and I Believe. He also continues to flourish as a songwriter, with collaborations with such tunesmiths as Bill Anderson, Kenny Beard, and Kevin Denney. It was with Denney and Tom Botkin that he wrote “On The Other Side,” which was recorded by Bluegrass superduo Dailey and Vincent, and netted the trio an award for Recorded Gospel Song of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

Concert dates for 2015 are listed below. Fans can visit for updated tour information.

Jan 31 Franklin, TN - Pucketts
Feb 07 – Feb 14  Jimmy Fortune Fan Cruise
Feb 20 Palatka, FL - Palatka Bluegrass Festival
Feb 21 Weirsdale, FL - Orange Blossom Opry
Feb 24 – Feb 28 Apache Junction, AZ - Mining Camp Restaurant
Mar 07 Yuma, AZ - Westwind Resort*
Mar 13 Abilene, TX - Abilene Civic Center*
Mar 14 Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center*
Mar 15 Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Civic Center*
Mar 20 Pace, FL - Immanuel Baptist Church
Mar 27 Orange, VA - Orange County High School
Mar 28 Lovingston, VA - Nelson County High School
Apr 10 Celina, OH - Bearcreek Memories Dinner Theatre
Apr 24  Deadwood, SD - Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center*
May 06 Branson, MO - The Starlite Theatre
May 16 Shipwhewana, IN - Shipshewana Event Center*
May 23 Doniphan, MO - Doniphan High School  Songwriters Night with Billy Yates and Buddy Jewell
May 30 Scottsburg, IN – Ross Country Jamboree
Jun 06 Cherokee, NC - Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
Jun 09 Nashville, TN - Annual Countriest of the Country show hosted by Billy Yates
Jun 20 Monticello, AR - Homer Pace Auditorium at the Drew County Fairgrounds
Jun 25 Summersville, WV - Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival
Jun 27 Chipley, FL - Panhandle Watermelon Festival
Jul 04 Radford, VA - Bisset Park
Jul 18 Benton, KY - Kentucky Opry
Aug 01 Steelville, MO – Meramec Music Theatre
Aug 15 Marion, NC - North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Aug 17 Fairlea, WV - West Virginia State Fair
Sep 03 Mt. Pleasant, IA Old Thresher’s Reunion*
Sep 07 Paden City, WV - Paden City Labor Day Celebration
Sep 12 Oelwein, IA - Williams Center for the Arts
Sep 14 Spencer, IA - Clay County Fair
Sep 15 Hutchinson, KS - Kansas State Fair
Sep 23 Branson, MO - The Starlite Theatre
Oct 02 Renfro Valley, KY - Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Oct 24 York, PA - The Praise Center
Oct 26 Branson, MO - The Starlite Theatre
Oct 27 Branson, MO - The Starlite Theatre
Nov 16 Branson, MO - The Starlite Theatre
Nov 17 Branson, MO - The Starlite Theatre
Nov 21 Shenandoah Caverns, VA - Shenandoah Jamoboree at the Yellow Barn
Nov 28 Myrtle Beach, SC - South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Dec 14 Weyers Cave, VA - Weyers Cave Community Center
*The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour

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