Country music singer Jimmy Fortune is performing a Christmas Show in Owensboro on Thursday at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. A limited number of tickets are still available.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased here.
Fortune sang tenor with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He first joined the group as a temporary replacement for Lew DeWitt, and Fortune performed his first show with them in 1982. Fortune joined the group permanently later in the year when DeWitt was unable to return to the stage.
Fortune quickly lived up to his name. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, Elizabeth, on their 1983 album Today. He followed that with two more No. 1 hits –My Only Love and Too Much On My Heart. Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit Forever and co-wrote the top-10 hit More Than a Name on the Wall.
After The Statler Brothers retired in 2002, Fortune launched a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD was released in August 2003 and he’s released multiple albums, CDs and DVDs in the years since. Fortune is currently living in Nashville, writing, touring, and recording.