Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune will be releasing a brand new album on May 24. God and Country is an all-new recording that reflects and celebrates the beauty of America, the courage of those who have made it free and the hymns that have warmed the hearts of its citizens for centuries.
An award-winning Hall of Fame member, singer and songwriter, Jimmy lends his unmistakable tenor voice to stirring renditions of national classics and congregational favorites, creating an expression of gratitude for our faith and freedoms. The recording will also be available in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations. Fans can pre-order God & Country on April 26 and receive the first instant grat track "God Bless America/America the Beautiful (Medley)."
"God & Country says it all because our country needs God and some positive input. I think when people listen to this project they will feel what this country was built on, and it will give them a sense of pride and hope for the future. God bless America!" exclaimed Fortune.
Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them first as a temporary replacement for Lew DeWitt, after DeWitt heard him singing at a ski resort and recommended him. Following an audition in Nashville, Jimmy was contacted by the Statler Brothers and performed his first show with them on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia. Due to the debilitating effects of Crohn's Disease, Lew was unable to return to the stage with the Statlers, andJimmy was hired as a permanent replacement in August of 1982.
1. Battle Hymn Of The Republic / This Land Is Your Land
2. The Old Rugged Cross
3. Battle Of New Orleans
4. In The Garden
5. Meet Me At Arlington
6. Because He Lives
7. I Love You More
8. More Than A Name On A Wall
9. Softly and Tenderly
10. In God We Trust
11. God Bless America / America The Beautiful
12. It Is Well With My Soul
13. It Is No Secret