Who Are Jimmy Fortune Children? Details On Wife & Family

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Who Are Jimmy Fortune Children? Details On Wife & Family

Jimmy Fortune is an American country singer - most known as a member of the famous musical group, The Statler Brothers.

He is also an accomplished songwriter and has written many of the band's hit tracks. Songs, including Elizabeth, Too Much On My Heart, and My Only Love are considered some of his best works.

Successful Marriage After Two Divorces; Children

Jimmy married Nina Fortune on 10th October 1998. As of December 2019, the couple has remained together for 21 years, celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary on 10th October 2019.

Jimmy Fortune with wife Nina Fortune at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony on 20 October 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: zimbio.com)

However, Nina is not Jimmy's first wife as the singer was married and divorced twice before he met Nina.

From all his relationships combined, Jimmy has seven children. His children are Meghann Fortune, Jessica Fortune, Cortney Fortune, Grant Fortune, Chris Fortune, Matthew Fortune, Jimmy Fortune, Jr.

Jimmy Fortune Jr. is his youngest child and was born with spina bifida. He suffered from a bone infection in his hip and right leg in 2011. The infection caused a lot of complications and he was put in ICU in November 2012. It was decided that the best course of action was to amputate his right leg.

Family And Growing Up

Jimmy was born to Dabney Fortune and Odie Fortune on 11th March 1955 in Williamsburg. He grew up alongside eight other siblings in Nelson County, Virginia. His mother was a devout Christian; she got all her nine children to sing at a church. Because of this, a love for singing was engraved in Jimmy’s soul at a young age.

He got his first guitar when he was 12 years old, after which he started playing and singing. It wasn’t long before Jimmy decided that singing was what he wanted to do in life. He started playing in clubs and events around Virginia. He also started doing cover music.

Career, Replaced Lew DeWitt To Join The Statler Brothers

Jimmy began his professional career after auditioning for The Statler Brothers' temporary member in Nashville. He was selected to be the stand-in for Lew DeWitt, who was suffering from Crohn’s disease. Jimmy started performing with the band from 1982 and joined as a permanent member later that same year when DeWitt was unable to return to the stage.

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Jimmy spent 21 years singing, touring, and performing with The Statler Brothers. In 2002, all of the members retired except Jimmy. He started his solo career and continued his singing journey. Even though he was no longer accompanied by his bandmates of over two decades, he continued going on tours and performing. Further, he released several of his projects - which he mostly produced by himself.

In 2015, the Williamsburg native released Hits & Hymns, produced by Ben Issacs. The album was a huge hit and even reached the top ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

Net Worth; Tour Info

Jimmy had a very successful 21 years with The Statler Brothers. But, now, he is a celebrated solo country artist.

From his career, he has also earned a substantial fortune for himself. His income mostly comes from his album sales and tours. His audio CD costs $10.37 and $11.49 in mp3 format on Amazon.

Further, Jimmy has multiple events and tours lined up in the USA and Canada in December 2019 and 2020. Tickets to his events cost from $36 to $165 and he is set to perform in 18 more places in 2020 as part of the same tour. 

Jimmy has, no doubt, earned a substantial amount but his exact net worth is still under review.