Tag: Josh Turner

Monday 11/21/22 9am ET: Feature Artist: Josh Turner

Joshua Otis Turner (born November 20, 1977) is an American country and gospel singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to MCA Nashville Records. That same year, his debut album’s title track, “Long Black Train”, was his breakthrough single release. His second album, Your Man (2006) accounted for his first two number-one hits: “Your Man” and “Would You Go with Me”, while 2007’s Everything Is Fine included a No. 2 in “Firecracker”. Haywire, released in 2010, produced his biggest hit, the four week No. 1 “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and another number one in “All Over Me”. It was followed by Punching Bag (2012), whose lead-off single “Time Is Love” was the biggest country hit of 2012 according to Billboard Year-End.

Turner has one brother and one sister. He married his wife Jennifer Ford in 2003. They met at Belmont University, a private Christian university in Nashville, Tennessee, where they both attended school at the time. Jennifer travels with Josh when he’s on tour, playing keyboards and singing background vocals. They have four sons together.

Turner is a devout Christian. Regarding his religion, Turner said “I don’t believe God wants me to be a gospel singer, he just wants me to be a Christian singer. That’s who I am, a Christian.”

On September 19, 2019, a tour bus carrying Turner’s road crew crashed in California, killing one and injuring seven others, according to the California Highway Patrol. Turner was not on the bus.

Thursday 5/5/22 8pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Josh Turner – Country State Of Mind (2020)

Josh Turner just announced Country State of Mind, a new album of country music covers teaming Turner with peers and heroes.

The headline-grabber has to be Turner’s version of “Forever and Ever, Amen” which came from Randy Travis’ first recording session since his 2013 stroke.

“Randy has always been my hero. He was the reason I wanted to become a country singer,” Turner says in a press release. “He’s an inspiring figure, not just to me but to a lot of people, so to have him sing on this record is pretty special.”

The album also includes covers of Vern Gosdin’s first chart-topper “I Can Tell By the Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight),” Johnny Cash’s “The Caretaker” and Hank Williams’ “Alone and Forsaken.”

Other standout tracks include Turner and Chris Janson’s take on the title track (a Hank Williams Jr. hit from 1986) plus members of Runaway June taking George Jones’ part on “You Don’t Seem to Miss Me.” In addition, country music icons Kris Kristofferson and John Anderson duet with Turner on songs they made famous: “Why Me” and “I’ve Got It Made”, respectively.

The newest song on the album, George Strait’s 2004 single “Desperately,” features the vocal talents of Maddie & Tae.

Country State of Mind arrives Aug. 21 via MCA Nashville. It’s available for preorder now through Amazon and other online retailers.

1. “I’m No Stranger To The Rain”
2. “I’ve Got It Made” (Duet with John Anderson)
3. “Why Me” (Duet with Kris Kristofferson)
4. “Country State Of Mind” (Duet with Chris Janson)
5. “I Can Tell By The Way You Dance”
6. “Alone And Forsaken” (Featuring Allison Moorer)
7. “Forever And Ever, Amen” (With Special Guest Randy Travis)
8. “Midnight In Montgomery”
9. “Good Ol’ Boys”
10. “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me” (Featuring Runaway June)
11. “Desperately” (Featuring Maddie & Tae)
12. “The Caretaker”

Sunday 12pm: Sunday Live with Ron Kovacs

Today we feature new music from Josh Turner, Ed Sheeran, feature music from the re-release of Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage, and lots of other new music, your requests and yes, more of the best music on the Internet. ┬áHour 2 this week features music from 1978. ┬áThis and more with Ron Kovacs Live 12pm on RadioMaxMusic.