Former Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune set to play

Jimmy Fortune_Webb CenterJimmy Fortune, the former tenor singer for The Statler Brothers, will appear at the Webb Center on Saturday, January 4 at 7:30 pm. The singer-songwriter now performs an acoustic show blending Statler classics and original country songs. Fortune is joined onstage by musicians playing the fiddle and mandolin.

Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He also starred in their hit weekly television variety show on TNN for eight years. As member of one of country music’s greatest groups, Fortune was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame.

In 1982, Fortune got his big break when he was asked to audition for the Statler Brothers. Fortune went on to write the group’s No. 1 country hit titled “Elizabeth” and followed that up with two more chart-toppers, “My Only Love” and “Too Much On My Heart.” He also wrote the Top 10 single “Forever” and co-wrote the Top 10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall.”

He quickly launched his solo career after the group retired in 2002 and has since released five albums. Fortune now lives in Nashville and continues to tour and record new material.
Join Jimmy Fortune and his acoustic trio for an evening of traditional country music. Tickets start at $20; $5 for 18 and under. Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to order tickets or visit the event page here.

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