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REVIEW: Jimmy Fortune – Sings the Classics

Producer: Ben Isaacs
Record Label: Gaither Music Group
Website: www.jimmyfortune.com

Jimmy Fortune, best known as the tenor singer for the legendary Statler Brothers Quartet for over 20 years, has released a new solo project simply titled Sings the Classics. Fortune has selected some of the most well known and favorite classic-country songs, and with producer Ben Isaacs at the helm, this project is sure to be a hit among country music fans.

Featuring the beautiful “Unchained Melody,” Fortune truly shines on this cut.  Other highlights include “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and “If.”

A couple of special moments on the project that truly stand out is Jimmy’s performance of the classic and sacred “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Again, Fortune’s voice is passionate and has such a clarity about it here.  The closing song, “Yesterday” is also another highlight and is a great way to end such a great project of hits and classics.

Country music fans will truly love this project as will fans of more traditional music. Grab a copy! You’ll be glad you did!

Track Listing:

Make The World Go Away
Take Me Home, County Roads
Danny’s Song
Wake Up Little Susie
Unchained Melody
Take It To The Limit
Crazy Arms
Flowers On The Wall
If
Wildfire
Annie’s Song
Southern Nights
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Yesterday

[Total: 2    Average: 3/5]
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Jennifer Wilkerson
Reviewer/Contributing Writer at Absolutely Gospel
Jennifer Wilkerson, recording artist, singer and speaker is a preacher’s daughter from Illinois, and has spent her life in ministry. She studied Music and Education at Olivet Nazarene University and has been a school teacher, worship leader, background vocalist, worked in the music industry in various capacities and also sung with such southern gospel groups as The Chuck Wagon Gang, and McMillan and Life. Jennifer married Dr. Bob Wilkerson in October 2009 and had twin daughters in 2015.

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