|Celebrated Name:||Jimmy Fortune|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Jimmy Fortune|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||March 11, 1955|
|Birth Place:||Williamsburg, Virginia, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Nina Fortune|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Grant Fortune, Jessica Fortune, Meghann Fortune, Chris Fortune, Cortney Fortune, Matthew Fortune, Jimmy Fortune, Jr.)|
|Is Jimmy Fortune Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$8 million (approx.)|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Jimmy Fortune is one of the wealthiest American singers to date. He is mainly a singer from the genre, country. He is a country singer and good at instruments like vocals and guitar. For 21 years of his career, he worked with the Statler Brothers, and some of his great works include singing Tenor for them and writing their famous song, ‘Elizabeth’ for the group. They were a team and loved by people all around the world.
The group was also known as The Statlers, The Statler Bros, The Four Star Quartet, and sometimes The Kingsmen. Jimmy’s Labels include Audium, Song Garden, and Fortune Enterprises. He has also performed solo many times.
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Early Life & Biography
Jimmy was born to Dabney Fortune, his father, and Odie Fortune, his mother, on 11th March 1955. However, he took birth and grew up in Nelson County, Virginia. Before starting his career as a musician, he also graduated from Nelson County High School in Lovingston, Virginia. His interest in music and instruments led him to a career full of music. He started it from scratch, believed in himself, and ultimately found his way to the top.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 11 March 1955, Jimmy Fortune is 68 years old as of today’s date 2nd December 2023. His height is 1.72 m tall, and weight is 76 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Jimmy got married twice before Nina came into his life. Though both of the times he got divorced from his former partners, the singer is now living a 22-year-long married life with his partner, Nina.
There are not many details about his previous wives, but he got married to his beloved, Nina, on 10th October 1998, he is a happy family man. He has seven children from his three marriages, including his four sons, Grant, Chris, Matthew, and Jimmy Jr., and three daughters, Jessica, Meghann, and Cortney Fortune.
Jimmy used to first sing in local resorts and bars to earn his living and also live his dream of being a musician. In one such local ski resort, Lew DeWitt heard his voice for the first time, and this incident proved to be life-changing for him.
Lew, the original tenor of the Statler Brothers, needed a temporary replacement as he had Crohn’s disease and thus asked Fortune to give an audition for the band in Nashville.
He started in 1982, and later when Lew was unable to return, he joined them permanently. Elizabeth, Too Much on My Heart, My Only Love are some of the beautiful songs that Fortune wrote for the Statler Brothers.
After 21 years of performing for them, most of the group members retired, including Don, Phil, and Harold. This was when Jimmy started performing solo and in no time had an extensive performance schedule in California and United States.
He has produced most of his songs during Nashville’s vast number of songwriting and recording projects. He also released Hits and Hymns, which the famous Ben Issacs produced. He also wrote, toured, and recorded a new project, ‘God and Country’ for Gaither Music.
Awards & Achievements
Jimmy has written and recorded some incredible songs in his lifetime, which also include ‘More Than a Name on a Wall.’ This song brought him his first glories; it became a top ten country hit. Moreover, his famous song, ‘Elizabeth,’ was an ultimate bluegrass release for Dailey and Vincent.
His 2015 release, Hits, and Hymns reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Also, he released a DVD of a TV special, ‘Jimmy Fortune: Hits and Hymns’ hosted by Bill Gaither. The song was listed in the #1 position at the Billboard Music Video chart.
Net Worth & Salary of Jimmy Fortune in 2023
Jimmy Fortune is a talented singer and songwriter. He is also very popular among his fans. He has spent most of his life working for the Statler brothers. Also, according to him, he has lived his life as he went on tours composed and recorded music which is also his passion. After the retirement of the group, he also continued his solo performances. As of December 2023, His net worth is around $8 Million.
Jimmy Fortune started his career from small resorts, and that is where his career faced its turning point. Even after the group’s retirement, he did not take any break but continued his work. He teaches us how important it is to believe in ourselves and do something with our talent.