Personnel: Jimmy Fortune (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Cody Kilby (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason, Kelly Back (electric guitar); Steve Hinson (steel guitar); Charlie Cushman (banjo); Aubrey Haynie (mandolin, fiddle); Gordon Mote (piano); Greg Ritchie (drums, percussion); Gene McDonald, Sharon White-Skaggs, Darin Vincent, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Mike Rogers, Sydni Perry, Cheryl White Jones, The Oak Ridge Boys, Reggie Smith, Ricky Skaggs, Gaither Vocal Band , Vince Gill, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Ben Isaacs, Jamie Dailey, Charlotte Ritchie (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Mark Capps; Ben Isaacs.
Recording information: Gaither Studios; Hilltop Studios; Skaggs Place; The Parlor.
Photographer: Jarrett Gaza.
After five solo albums spanning over a decade, it may seem a reasonable time for former Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune to release his first solo hits collection. However, 2015's Hits & Hymns consists of 15 entirely new recordings with an all-star guest list that includes Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Scaggs, and Dailey & Vincent, among others. Songs include traditional tunes such as "Danny Boy" and "Rock of Ages," Statler classics like "More Than a Name on a Wall," and tender originals including "If I Was God." A companion DVD was issued featuring performances of the songs from a Bill Gaither-hosted television special of the same name. ~ Marcy Donelson