Conversations with Missy: Hank Cochran PEN Fund Series, Jimmy Fortune

by Missy Wolf / 482 days ago / Comments

If you are just now joining our Hank Cochran PEN Fund Series, this is our fourth day of coverage. While sitting backstage at 3rd and Lindsley, I was able to have an extremely fun conversation with Jimmy Fortune.

Many of you know him from his 21 years with the Statler Brothers. We spoke about his time with them along with how that opportunity arose. Unlike any story I have been told before, Fortune shared with us the exciting yet very unfortunate way he got his start. His story is one that I could relate to, so it was easy for me to understand how he was able to step in as a member of the Statler Brothers. You will have to watch our full conversation for details.

From his start with the Statler Brothers, to his hit songwriting and stunning stage presence, Fortune captivates his audiences at each performance. Whether his audience is in the same room or sitting at home watching him on YouTube, Fortune delivers deep emotion with the power to draw tears from your eyes. How do I know this exactly? As I sat and watched his video for "How Great Thou Art", I began weeping as if I could hear GOD telling me that he loved me and would take care of me. There is just something special about the way Fortune is able to deliver a song.

Imagine if legendary artist Vince Gill joined forces with Fortune to record a powerful and moving song. I can picture myself with tear stained cheeks as those two angelic voices sing like the angels in Heaven must. Honestly, you do not have to imagine it at all, as Gill did join Fortune on the album Hits and Hymns to sing one of the most powerful and beautiful hymns, "Amazing Grace".

While Fortune and I continued our conversation, he shared some surprises with us. Watch our full conversation now, to hear what this phenomenal artist has been up to. Let me just say, I cannot wait until the Spring. For now be sure to grab your copy of his release Hits and Hymns, gift one to a friend, and then follow him on social media to stay up to date with all he has coming up. ~Missy

 

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Jimmy Fortune Tour Dates

05/26/2018 ~ Gaither's Family Fest in the Smokies Gatlinburg, TN
06/01/2018 ~ Knoxville Performing Arts Center Knoxville, IA
06/08/2018 ~ The Martin Centre Douglas, GA
06/09/2018 ~ Orange Blossom Opry Weirsdale, FL
06/16/2018 ~ Rockahock Bluegrass Festival Lanexa, VA
06/23/2018 ~ Country Tonite Theatre Pigeon Forge, TN
06/29/2018 ~ Marion Cultural & Civic Center Marion, IL
06/30/2018 ~ Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Renfro Valley, KY
07/04/2018 ~ Bisset Park Radford, VA
07/20/2018 ~ El Dorado Springs Picnic El Dorado Springs, MO
07/21/2018 ~ Independence County Fair Batesville, AR
07/28/2018 ~ Georgia Mountain Fair Hiawassee, GA
08/02/2018 ~ Hopkins Center for the Arts Hopkins, MN
08/04/2018 ~ Sisseton Performing Arts Center Sisseton, SD
08/18/2018 ~ Allen County Fairgrounds (The Gospel Singing Tent) Lima, OH
08/25/2018 ~ Kentucky Opry Benton, KY
09/02/2018 ~ Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival Lancaster, PA
09/03/2018 ~ Paden City Labor Day Celebration Paden City, WV
09/06/2018 ~ Mill Town Music Hall Bremen, GA
09/10/2018 ~ Clay County Fair Spencer, IA
09/13/2018 ~ Blue Gate Theater Shipshewana Event Center Shipshewana, IN
09/18/2018 ~ The Starlite Theatre Branson, MO
10/12/2018 ~ Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor West Columbia, SC
10/13/2018 ~ Wayne County Fairgrounds Dudley, NC
10/18/2018 ~ The Starlite Theatre Branson, MO
10/19/2018 ~ The Starlite Theatre Branson, MO
12/01/2018 ~ York Expo Center York, PA
12/02/2018 ~ Lebanon Expo Center Lebanon, PA
12/07/2018 ~ Clifford Baptist Church Amherst, VA
12/08/2018 ~ The Liberty Showcase Theater Liberty, NC
12/12/2018 ~ The Starlite Theatre Branson, MO
12/13/2018 ~ The Starlite Theatre Branson, MO
12/22/2018 ~ Orange Blossom Opry Weirsdale, FL
12/31/2018 ~ Blue Gate Theater Shipshewana, IN

About Missy Wolf

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!