Who Are Jimmy Fortune Children? Details On Wife & Family
Jimmy Fortune is an American country singer 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.
Married To Wife Nina Fortune
Jimmy married Nina Fortune on 10th October 1998. They have been together for more than 22 years.
In 2019, congratulations were on their way for Jimmy and Nina's 21st wedding anniversary; But ironically, the wishes came on the wrong date.
Through his Facebook status, Jimmy reminded his fans that his anniversary is on the 10th of October. He wrote:
Nina and I have received many happy anniversary wishes today. Want to thank you all but let you know our 21st anniversary is on October 10th.
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)
His wife Nina is a supportive partner who has his back all the time. Whenever she gets a chance, she doesn't miss out on promoting her husband's shows.
Recently, she made an announcement on Jimmy's official website posting about a Virtual Christmas Show with Jimmy Fortune & Friends.
Previously, the country singer was married and divorced twice before he met Nina. However, details about his ex-wives have not been revealed.
From all his relationships combined, Jimmy has seven children - out of which four was from his second wife. 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 currently ages 66 years-old.
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 making 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 in 1982 and joined as a permanent member later that same year when DeWitt could not 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 his bandmates no longer accompanied him for 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 had multiple events and tours in the USA and Canada in December 2019 and 2020. Tickets to his events cost from $36 to $165, and he performed in 18 more places in 2020 as part of the same tour.
As of now, he has two upcoming concerts; One is on June 25 at the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater, while the next one is on November 13 at The Country Music Cruise.
Jimmy has, no doubt, earned a substantial amount, but his exact net worth is still under review.