The Three Tennessee Tenors

The Three Tennessee Tenors

When

14/09/2024    
8:00 pm

Event Type

Country Music Superstar & CMA Hall of Fame Member Jimmy Fortune is joined by Mike Armistad (Tennessee Mafia Jug Band) and Mike Rogers (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder) for a night of country classics and American songbook favourites.

Jimmy Fortune needs no introduction having toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Jimmy wrote the group’s second #1 hit ‘Elizabeth’ on their 1983 album ‘Today’. He followed that with two more chart toppers – ‘My Only Love from 1984’s Atlanta Blue and Too Much On My Heart (Pardners in Rhyme, 1985). Other Fortune penned hits include Forever and More Than A Name on a Wall which both cracked the US Top 10. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29th 2007 and into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame on June 29th, 2008. Jimmy was also inducted as a solo artist into the Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2018.

Mike Armistead grew up and still resides in Goodlettsville, Tennessee – a small town north of Nashville populated by country music legends such as Stringbean, Grandpa Jone, Bill Carlisle and Bill Monroe. His musical career has seen him play guitar for Leroy Tory as one of Leroy’s Tennessee Slickers and perform for several years with Bashful Brother Oswald of the Smoky Mountain Boys. He’s best known for his work with The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band which he formed along with his Dad Lonesome Lester Armistead and Leroy Troy.

Son of a South Carolina Fiddle Champion Mike Rogers began playing guitar and drums at the age of 5. By the end of high school he was backing a former Liberty Records artist on drums. He made the big move to Nashville in 2002 where he would play drums and acoustic guitar for the likes of Kevin Denney and Craig Morgan.

After a break from the drums to concentrate on lead vocals and acoustic guitar with Bluegrass Legend Doyle Lawson, Rogers made the jump back into Country music playing acoustic, banjo, and steel guitar for Morgan. In 2019 Rogers was approached by his good friend Ben Isaacs about recording a quartet project with himself, Isaacs, Bradley Walker, and Jimmy Fortune. Currently Rogers is singing and playing acoustic guitar for Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs as a member of his band Kentucky Thunder.

This is one of just 5 Irish concerts from an unmissable trio with a track record, heritage and talent rarely found on one stage.