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2008 Country Music Association Awards in Nashville
Jimmy Fortune (R), former member of the Statler Brothers, and his wife Nina arrive on the red carpet at the 42nd annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Frederick Breedon IV)
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Jimmy Fortune (born March 11, 1955), in Williamsburg, Virginia, is an American country music singer. He hails from Lovingston, Virginia.

Fortune sang tenor for the Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them as a replacement for the ailing Lew DeWitt in the year 1982 and joined the group permanently when DeWitt was unable to return to the stage. Fortune wrote several songs that were recorded by the Statler Brothers and spent 21 years touring, singing, and performing with them until the other three members of the group retired in 2002.

Fortune has recorded three solo discs. He currently lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee; and works as a songwriter and continues to tour.

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