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, and Jimmy was hired as a permanent replacement in August of 1982.
Fortune quickly lived up to his name. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” on their 1983 album Today, and followed that with two more No. 1 hits–“My Only Love” (from 1984’s Atlanta Blue) and “Too Much On My Heart” (from 1985’s Pardners in Rhyme). Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever” from 1986’s Four for the Show and co-wrote the top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall” from 1988’s The Greatest Hits.
Jimmy has performed in all of the U.S. States, in Canadian Provinces, and in front of audiences as large as 100,000. He was part of the Statlers’ annual Happy Birthday USA celebration in Staunton, Virginia, for 14 years. He also sang on many of the Statlers’ gold, platinum, and double platinum recordings. Jimmy’s career included The Nashville Network’s popular “The Statler Brothers Show” which aired for seven seasons and debuted in 1991 as the highest rated show for the network. Jimmy was privileged to perform at the White House on two occasions, once for President Ronald Reagan, and once for President George H. W. Bush. He also presented a special gift to actress Elizabeth Taylor by singing his song “Elizabeth” to her for a birthday celebration.
Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame on June 29, 2008. Jimmy, as a solo artist, was inducted into the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame in 2018.
After The Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD, When One Door Closes, was released August 2003 on Audium/Koch. He released a gospel album, I Believe, in June 2005, a Christmas CD, Feels Like Christmas, in 2006, a live concert DVD in 2007 a country CD, “Windows” in 2009, “Lessons” in 2012, and “Hits and Hymns” CD and DVD through Gaither Music Group in 2015 which debuted at #10 Billboard Country Album, #1 Southern Gospel, and #6 Billboard Contemporary Christian. The DVD debuted at #1 on Billboard Music Video charts. In 2017 he recorded a compilation of his favorite songs called “Jimmy Fortune Sings The Classics” on the Gaither Music label. Jimmy is currently living in Nashville, writing, touring, and recording a new project for Gaither Music called “God and Country” set to be released in May of 2019.
Don Gatlin, longtime friend of Kenny Rogers, has joined Kenny’s original band to present a timeless song catalog while sharing the untold stories from his illustrious career. Kenny was a GRAMMY Award-winning superstar that entertained fans for six decades. Selling over 120 million albums worldwide, he is one of the best-selling male artists of all-time. NOT a tribute band…this is Kenny’s actual Touring Band.
Get a rare glimpse into Kenny’s life and adventures as we take you on a journey through all your favorite songs, in addition to a multimedia presentation sharing stories and videos that only his band of 40+ years can share!
This is a part of the Greenville Entertainment Subscription Series. Individual tickets to this show will be made available app. 2 weeks prior to this performance and will be available the night of the show at the theater.
TICKET PRICES: Subscription prices $25 - $175, individual show price $35 and available two weeks prior to show
Singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Steve Wariner, is a troubadour in the music industry and continues to inspire artists today. More than 20 albums and five decades into his career, Wariner has become a modern-day multi-genre icon, earning 14 No. 1 hits, over 30 Top 10 singles, three RIAA-certified Gold albums, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award, four GRAMMY Awards, four CMA Awards, three ACM Awards, two TNN/Music City News Awards, a Christian Country Music Association Award, a CMA Triple Play Award, 15 BMI Million-Air Awards, and most recently, Country Radio Broadcasters bestowed Wariner as the recipient of the 2018 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award. In October 2019, he’ll be inducted into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame, and throughout his illustrious career, has been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, the Music City Walk of Fame, and is one of only five guitar players in the world to be given the "Certified Guitar Player" (CGP) award by Chet Atkins.
As an award-winning songwriter, he has composed songs for Clint Black (“Nothin’ But the Taillights”), Bryan White (“One Small Miracle”), Keith Urban (“Where the Blacktop Ends”), as well as the three week No. 1 smash, “Longneck Bottle,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks. Wariner has also penned songs for Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, Kenny Rogers, The Statler Brothers, Conway Twitty, Bill Anderson and Don Williams; pop music icon Peter Tork (of The Monkees); R&B singer Ruben Studdard; Bluegrass music’s Del McCoury Band and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Rockabilly/Country hitmaker Bob Luman and many more.
Today, he continues to captivate audiences with his sensational voice and guitar prowess and is recognized through his portfolio of work spanning Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Jazz and Pop.
A celebration of the biggest hits by the greatest DIVAS in pop music history!
Three female singers with powerhouse voices sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history in this vibrant show joined by piano and professionally recorded studio tracks for a full sound experience.
Spanning four decades of chart-topping hits, Divas 3 covers the 1960s through the 1990s with music by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, ABBA, and many more! Individual members of the group are known best for their starring roles in shows on the Las Vegas Strip and from TV’s “American Idol” (semi-finalist); as a group, Divas 3 has headlined resorts and casinos throughout their hometown of Las Vegas, performing arts centers across the United States, and luxury cruise ships worldwide.
An enticing mix of pure class, personality, and “goose bump-inducing vocals,” Divas 3 successfully finds the balance of honoring the iconic hits of the great pop divas without impersonation.
Three voices ... four decades ... ALL DIVA: it’s Divas 3!
Windy City is a 10-piece “Chicago” tribute band, consisting of extremely accomplished musicians who love Chicago's music and faithfully recreate Chicago's best songs in a true concert experience. Windy City plays all the high energy hits, in addition to some wonderful deep album cuts.
Songs include: Questions 67 & 68, 25 or 6 to 4, Saturday in the Park, Make me Smile, Dialog Parts 1 & 2, Old Days, Beginnings, Just You 'n Me, Feeling Stronger Every Day, If You Leave me Now and many more.
Chester Gregory, joined by a rhythm section, performs a high-caliber tribute to Jackie Wilson and the artists he influenced. This energetic show will have you dancing and singing all night long. Chester is an award-winning actor and singer. He made his Broadway debut in Hairspray, performing in many more productions including the leading role of Berry Gordy in the hit show, Motown the Musical, a role where he received critical acclaim.
In addition to Motown the Musical and Hairspray, his Broadway credits include Tarzan, Cry-Baby, and Sister Act. He has toured nationally with Dreamgirls, Sister Act, and his one-man show The Eve of Jackie Wilson.
Chester has received numerous awards, including the Jeff Award and an NAACP Theatre Award. He had the opportunity to sing for the legendary “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, in which Jackson gave Gregory a standing ovation for his performance. Gregory was presented with the key to the city of his hometown, Gary, Indiana and to East Chicago. He’s been chosen as an Honorary State Representative of Indiana and has received an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Columbia College in Chicago.
“A show of such physical and vocal dexterity…“ - The New York Times
The Everly Set takes you back to 1957 when Phil and Don Everly first supercharged the vocal sound of Rock-n-Roll with their unique style of harmonies. Lead Singers Sean and Jack keep this great music alive with renditions of “Wake Up Little Susie,” “When Will I Be Loved” and more.
“BEST crowd response ever!” - Loyd Kirby, ICC Performing Arts, IL
World-Class Vocals and Interactive Comedy
In 1957, teens Phil and Don Everly changed Rock-n-Roll with “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” unleashing the sparkling vocal harmonies that would influence The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Peter Paul & Mary, and the Bee Gees
Now, six decades later, two acclaimed NYC singer-songwriters with a mind-bending three-decade age difference combine millennial pluck with baby-boomer wisdom to present The Everly Set – Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Celebrate The Everly Brothers.
Heartache Tonight is one of the nation’s top tributes to the music of the Eagles. Begun in 2007 as an off-shoot of the world’s Number 1 Beach Boys tribute, Woodie and the Longboards, Heartache has forged its own presence, surpassing Woodie in show volume for the first time in 2021.
Featuring five outstanding singers, Heartache Tonight can capture the vocal magic that separated the Eagles from other acts of their time. Heartache sticks with the three-guitar approach just like the Eagles. Because of the vocal versatility of the band, they can also cover most other acts of the classic rock era, so you might just hear some of your other favorites in a Heartache Tonight show.
Heartache Tonight is: John Keating- guitar, vocals; Joe Manchego- bass, vocals; Andy Young- guitar, vocals; Ricky Cosentino- drums, vocals; Mark Keating- guitar, keyboards, vocals