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Statlers' Jimmy Fortune receives honor

Friday, May 23, 2008 – Jimmy Fortune, former tenor of the Statler Brothers for more than 20 years, was honored earlier this month by the Tennessee State Senate. The resolution celebrates "the numerous contributions and significant accomplishments of Jimmy Fortune, who, through his personal excellence and musical talents, has brought happiness to his countless fans" and commends him "for playing a significant role in the growth of the country music industry."

Fortune performed two of the hit songs he wrote for the Statler Brothers - "Elizabeth" and "More Than a Name on a Wall" and received standing ovations.

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