#150 Jimmy Fortune


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Jimmy Fortune is a child of the depression, found an old guitar in a dump and after leaning that people would give him money to sing he realised very young that this could be his full time job, against the encouragement of his parents. An American country music singer from Nelson County, Virginia. Fortune sang tenor for The Statler Brothers for 21 years, and wrote the song "Elizabeth" for the group. After The Statler Brothers retired, he continues to perform as a solo artist.

We talk about his song "More Than A Name On the Wall" a tribute to Vietnam Veterans which strikes a cord for host Rae Leigh as her father was is also a Vietnam vet.

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