Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune has a brand new album set to release on April 21st. The album, appropriately titled “Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics” features well known hits such as “Yesterday”, “Danny’s Song”, and the Statler Brothers hit “Flowers on the Wall”.
Having grown up listening to today’s and yesterday’s country music. The album leads out with the Eddie Arnold hit “Make The World Go Away”. Fortune’s rendition of this classic brings the song to a slow dance pace and given the smooth Jimmy Fortune spin. Being a fan of John Denver, I wasn’t sure how Fortune would deliver “Take Me Home, Country Road”. I was not disappointed. The tempo is upbeat with a Bluegrass spin put on it, giving the ballad happy a fresh sound.
Fortune brought some friends in on this project. Ricky Skaggs appears alongside him in the Everly Brothers hit “Wake Up Little Susie”. In addition, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” features Voices of Lee. The Issacs appear on The Eagles hit “Take It To The Limit”.
“This project is very special and dear to my heart,” said Fortune in a press release. “A lot of hard work and thought went into picking each song, songs that shaped my life. I love them all and I think anyone who hears it will feel the same way.”
“Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics” is released under Gaither Music Group.