Josh Turner
American singer-songwriter
Josh Turner
Joshua Otis "Josh" Turner is an American bass country music singer and actor who signed to MCA Nashville Records in 2003. His latest single is "Time Is Love" off his new album, 'Punching Bag'. In 2003, Long Black Train, his title track, was his breakthrough single release. 2005's Your Man 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.
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Josh Turner mourning loss of fan club founder and former truck driver
Fox News - about 1 year
It has been a tough week of loss for Josh Turner.
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George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert & More Added to George Jones Tribute Concert
GAC - Great American Country - over 3 years
George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR. The November 22 George Jones tribute concert is not only sold out, it boasts some of the biggest names in country music — and the lineup keeps growing! George’s widow Nancy just announced the addition of George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama to the all-star lineup. The concert will be at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “I am thrilled and honored that so many of George’s friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is now a fitting tribute,” says Nancy Jones.  “George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them.” Photos: Remembering George Jones >> The newly-added list of performers will join previously announced artists Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists are ...
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UT football notes: Retro helmets here to stay
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
The Horns are in favor of their retro headgear. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images) AUSTIN — Texas’ commemoration of its first football national championship will be a season-long affair. After the Longhorns wore a 1963-style helmet design in their season opener, UT coach Mack Brown said Monday that an “overwhelming” majority of players voted to keep wearing them for the rest of the season. The helmets feature each players’ uniform number above the Longhorn logo. As for non-fashion-related Longhorns news: Wide receiver Kendall Sanders, who’s recovering from an ankle injury, did not practice Sunday, but the Longhorns are hoping he’ll make his season debut this weekend against BYU. Sanders, who was suspended for the opener, will test the ankle during Tuesday’s practice, Brown said. Offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, who missed most of preseason camp due to an academic issue, was on the field for 23 plays during the opener. Brown said the Longhorns hope to keep increasing his playin ...
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UT football: Defensive backs breakdown
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
AUSTIN – When safety Kenny Vaccaro was drafted last spring by the New Orleans Saints, he joined a group of 11 other former Texas defensive backs currently active in the NFL. No other college program boasts a bigger alumni chapter in professional secondaries. And over the past 15 years, the Longhorns’ defensive backfield has delivered a level of production worthy of its “DBU” title. Even in the nation’s best passing conference, UT routinely made life difficult for opposing quarterbacks and receivers, and routinely racked up Thorpe awards and All-America honors in the process. But last year, things began to slip. UT finished the season ranked third in the Big 12 in pass defense — a stat based on total yardage — but that might have been attributable to the fact that most opponents found it even easier to run on the Longhorns. In defensive pass efficiency, UT ranked seventh in the conference, and only two Big 12 teams gave up more than the Longhorns’ average of 7.9 yards per pass attem ...
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Texas Longhorns open practice: Five 'Horns to watch
Burnt Orange Nation - almost 4 years
The Texas Longhorns host their first open practice of the spring at 4 pm CT on Friday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and there will be a handful of players on display who either redshirted or didn't contribute much last season Here's a look at five of those players. Jalen Overstreet | redshirt freshman quarterback | no. 3 Perhaps no player on the entire team will be more heavily scrutinized than Overstreet, who will be making his first public appearance for Texas fans after arriving last summer and redshirting last fall. Yes, perhaps even more scrutinized than David Ash, who is much more of a known commodity than he was last spring. There are a few trendy folks out there who like to talk about Overstreet potentially catching Ash and becoming the starting quarterback. Yes, there are actually people who believe that. They are patently ridiculous. They are, however, right to be excited about the first viewing of Overstreet. It remains to be seen whether he ...
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Craig Kanalley: How To Use LinkedIn Effectively
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Sometimes it's brushed aside for other social networks, but it's important to keep in mind the power of LinkedIn. The social network for professionals now boasts 200 million registered users, a milestone it announced just last month (in fairness, not always the best metric, as Liz Gannes wrote for AllThingsD). It promoted the 200 million member milestone with congratulatory notes to the Top 1%, 5% and 10% profiles on the site, which drew a great deal of attention, some positive, some not. New features continue to roll out like one-click endorsements and the site is slowly but surely expanding its content offerings. DigiDay went so far to call it a "Sleeping Giant of Publishing." The fact is you should be there, and there are plenty of reasons why. One man has had a laser focus on LinkedIn for the past few years; he created a whole business out of it. His name is Josh Turner. He calls himself a "B2B Marketing Expert Specializing In LinkedIn," and as the founder o ...
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In the Trenches - Longhorns and Cowboys Prognosis and Diagnosis
Burnt Orange Nation - over 4 years
1. A program of fear Mack Brown has publicly stated many times that he thinks of games being lost rather than won. This attitude produced the 0-5 record deficit versus the Land Thieves in 2000-2004. In the game last night, it produced ridiculous attempts at squib and pooch kickoffs that put an already stressed defense at a significant disadvantage. After all these years, you'd think Mack would have learned that he needs to trust his players to make plays. Even if they don't, such as, from Oklahoma State's perspective, when Quinn Sharp of Oklahoma State left a kickoff short and DJ Monroe housed it from 100 yards, yes bad things can happen, but the fearful mindset of "it scares you to death," can infect every play and player. Overcoming this mindset of fear has depended on leadership from the players in the past, and you can see that, after two years, the team is feeding off the mindset of players like Vaccaro, Ash, and Mason Walters 2. A program of depth At a few str ...
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Love Letters: Dan Murph Loves Bowling Green
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Dan Murph is a songwriter and music producer living in Bowling Green, Kentucky whose songs have been recorded by Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Sammy Kershaw, Josh Turner, Vince Gill and many others. He is also the founder and owner of a real estate company in South Central Kentucky that specializes in acquiring landmark properties of historical or architectural significance. He has two daughters. --- Dear Bowling Green, Seldom do you find a place that is the perfect balance between big and small, but you are it. Your big-city flair combined with small-town charm often make me feel as if I have somehow traveled through time and space to land in what can only be described as a modern-day Mayberry. Reality may be a bit different than "The Andy Griffith Show," but I can't help thinking that somehow, I have been given a little piece of suburban perfection after a lifetime of urban resentments. Unlike many people who become deeply invested in thei ...
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Music City Beat: Josh Turner live album finds home at Cracker Barrel
The Tennessean - over 4 years
Now when Josh Turner visits Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, he'll be able to find more than his favorite meal.
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Josh Turner on His New Album, 'Punching Bag'
ABC News - over 4 years
The country artist's new album debuted at number one on the Billboard country charts.
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TV best bets with 4th of July events, ‘Sunday Best’
ajc - over 4 years
Katy Perry will perform this Wednesday for the “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” which will air at 9 p.m. on NBC. CREDIT: Getty Images Burgers on the grill, American flags, patriotism, fireworks. You can experience it all yourself – or watch it vicariously on TV. This Wednesday, you can catch Kool & the Gang, Josh Turner, Megan Hilty and Phillip Phillips on GPB or Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney for a Macy’s fireworks special on NBC with host Regis Philbin. Otherwise, it’s a pretty quiet week. The only notable series return is BET’s “Sunday Best,” shot in Atlanta, on Sunday. MONDAY “Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise” 8 p.m. E! — A look at the celebrated quarterback’s rise to fame. “Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox — A slot machine is used to pick ingredients for a dish. “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” 8 p.m. VH1 — A huge ratings jump week two shows signs this show is a hit. “America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — The first live shows with Howard Stern as a judge. “Single Ladies” 9 p.m. VH1 ...
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Usher Scores Billboard Hit; Bieber Could Outsell Madonna
Voice of America - over 4 years
Usher scores his fourth consecutive Number One debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week with Looking 4 Myself.  The R&B star sold 128,000 copies of the album its first week of release.  Rush enters at Number 2 with Clockwork Angels. That’s the highest charting album of the classic rock band’s 38-year career.  Also making Top 10 debuts this week are Country singer Josh Turner’s Punching Bag (Number 4), British singer Ed Sheeran’s  + (Number 5) and rapper Waka Flocka ...
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Usher debuts at top of Billboard 200 for 4th time
Arab Times - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES, June 21, (Agencies): American R&B star Usher scored his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with “Looking 4 Myself,” topping new releases from Rush, Josh Turner and Ed Sheeran. “Looking 4 Myself,” the seventh album...
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Usher Rules Billboard 200, 'Rock of Ages' Soundtrack Leaps Onto Top 10
Ace Showbiz - over 4 years
The 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love' singer scores his fourth No. 1 album with 'Looking 4 Myself', while new releases from Rush, Josh Turner and Ed Sheeran also debut high on the chart.
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Usher debuts at top of Billboard 200 for fourth time
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American R&B star Usher scored his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with "Looking 4 Myself," topping new releases from Rush, Josh Turner and Ed Sheeran. "Looking 4 Myself," the seventh album from 33-year-old Usher, sold 128,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan figures, falling far below the "Scream" singer's last set, "Raymond v Raymond," which debuted with sales of 329,000 in 2010. ...
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Phillip Phillips to make first post-surgery concert appearance July 4
ajc - over 4 years
Michael Becker/FOX Phillip Phillips, currently in recovery from kidney surgery, will make his first public concert appearance on July 4 for the annual PBS special “A Capitol Fourth.” This is just over three weeks after his surgery and two days before the “Idols Live” tour starts in Detroit July 6. The tour hits Duluth and Gwinnett Arena August 5. “Smash” actress Megan Hilty and “The Voice” Season 1 winner Javier Colon (remember him?) are part of the concert as well on top of Josh Turner, Kool & The Gang, Kelli O’Hara, Russell Watson and the National Symphony Orchestra. - The press reports for number of auditioners for “Idol” this season are down over past years. Los Angeles had maybe 2,500. San Antonio and Charlotte both have estimates at around 6,000 each. Maybe we really are running out of potentially aspiring singers. Or they’re being diverted to “The X Factor” and “The Voice”? - Radio airplay, courtesy of Mediabase 24/7 Top 40: #35 Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson Ho ...
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Parents Say 3-year-old Boy Accidentally Shot Himself Before Dying
Yahoo News - over 4 years
KSHB reports 3-year-old Josh Turner of Independence, Mo., died from a single gunshot wound. The mother, Dawn Turner, called 911 when she saw her son's face turn blue.
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CD reviews that won’t fit in Saturday’s paper — The dB’s, Josh Turner - over 4 years This list is shorter than our print promo would have you believe. That’s because I found out just about an hour ago that McClatchy-Tribune has put the “nyet” on any of their reviews being published online. Can’t blame them, but who misses out? You do. THE dB’s “Falling Off The Sky” (Bar/None) One of pop music’s most distinctive singers, Peter Holsapple, can make even a song about suicide catchy, which he once did. He’s reunited with the dB’s on “Falling Off The Sky,” which also features Chris Stamey’s earnest tenor, jangly guitars, sweet melodies, witty word play and clever chords marinated in reverb. In other words, “Falling” sounds a lot like the band’s early records, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The dB’s carved out a unique niche on the pop-rock landscape, and it’s good to have the North Carolina quartet back in fine form.The band disbanded after 1987’s “The Sound of Music” to pursue other group and solo projects, then reunited in 2005 and gradually ga ...
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New Music: New Albums From Grace Potter, Josh Turner and Fly
NYTimes - over 4 years
New albums include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ “Lion the Beast the Beat,” Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” and “Year of the Snake,” from the jazz trio Fly.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Turner
  • 2012
    Age 34
    Also in 2012, Turner released Live Across America with twelve of his songs recorded in concert in different cities.
    More Details Hide Details This album was distributed through Cracker Barrel. Turner said, "Those are the most magical performances of each song."
    The song reached No. 2 but finished the year as the No. 1 country song of 2012 according to Billboard.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second single "Find Me a Baby", was released to country radio on October 15, 2012, but it failed to make top 40 on the country charts.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    At the end of June, Turner wrapped up recording his fourth album, Haywire. The lead-off single, "Why Don't We Just Dance", which was released on August 12, 2009, debuted at No. 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 5, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The song went on to become Turner's third Number One hit, spending four consecutive weeks at the top in February 2010. The album was released on February 9, 2010, along with a deluxe version. "All Over Me" was released in April 2010 as the album's second single; it became Turner's fourth Number One. On September 27, 2010, Turner shot the video for "I Wouldn't Be a Man" in Nashville, which was the third single from Haywire. Turner's fifth studio album, Punching Bag, was released via MCA Nashville on June 12, 2012 and preceded by the single "Time Is Love". The song, written by Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin, and Mark Nesler, was released digitally on December 20, 2011 and went for radio adds on January 9.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    The second single from Everything Is Fine, a duet with Trisha Yearwood entitled "Another Try", was released in late January 2008, peaking at No. 15.
    More Details Hide Details The title track was released as the third single and peaked at No. 20. Everything Is Fine has been certified gold.
  • 2007
    Age 29
    He was inducted by Vince Gill on October 27, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He is the second youngest member after Carrie Underwood. Turner's third studio album for MCA Nashville, titled Everything Is Fine, was released on October 30, 2007. Its lead-off single, "Firecracker", became Turner's third Top Ten hit on the country music charts, peaking at No. 2.
  • 2006
    Age 28
    In December 2006, the 49th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced.
    More Details Hide Details Turner received nods for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and for Best Country Album. That same month, featurette on CMT Insider showed Turner in the studio working on the album. He mentioned that he wanted it to sound like music in the 18th and 19th centuries. Turner performed at the Ryman Auditorium where a live album was recorded, singing a song called, "Church in the Holler." Turner's album Josh Turner: Live At The Ryman was recorded in April and is available exclusively through Cracker Barrel restaurants. Turner, along with veteran songwriters Brett James and Don Schlitz, wrote a song entitled "Say Yes"; recorded and released by singer Dusty Drake in 2007, the song was a minor Top 40 country hit for Drake, peaking at No. 36. On September 29, 2007, while giving an award to Roy Clark on Clark's 20th anniversary on the Grand Ole Opry, Josh was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
    Turner also performed it on the CMA Awards in November 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after the album's release, a song called "Me and God" was released as a single to Christian radio. A duet with bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley, the song also featured members of the band Diamond Rio on background vocals. "Me and God" reached a peak of No. 16 on the country charts.
    In early 2006, Turner released his second album, Your Man.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single and title track, "Your Man", was co-written by Jace Everett and released in late 2005. "Your Man" also climbed the charts slowly, eventually reaching No. 1 in early 2006. Your Man was certified Gold by the RIAA four weeks after its release, and went Platinum six months later. "Would You Go with Me" was the second single released from Your Man. Like the album's title track, "Would You Go with Me" also reached the top of the country singles charts, holding that position for two weeks; it also reached No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    He married his wife Jennifer Ford in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details They met at Belmont University, 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, Hampton, Colby, Marion, and Samuel.
    In 2003, Turner released his debut album, also entitled Long Black Train.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to its release, Turner had released 7" vinyl singles of "She'll Go on You" and "Long Black Train." Both singles featured Long Black Train album track "Backwoods Boy" as a B-side. While neither "Backwoods Boy" nor "She'll Go on You" were successful (the latter peaking at No. 46 on the country charts), "Long Black Train" spent more than forty weeks on the Billboard country charts, reaching a peak of No. 13 and receiving a gold certification. The third single, "What It Ain't", was less successful, reaching No. 31.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    After high school, he spent some time at Francis Marion University before moving to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in music and enrolled in Belmont University. After college, his fledgling career got a boost on Dec. 21, 2001 during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, when he debuted a song he wrote titled "Long Black Train." He received a standing ovation in the middle of the song, then sang it again for an encore. On December 21, 2001, Turner debuted on the Grand Ole Opry with the song "Long Black Train."
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  • 1996
    Age 18
    In 1996, Turner developed a lesion on his right vocal cord.
    More Details Hide Details Turner was examined by the Vanderbilt voice clinic, where doctors advised him to let it heal on its own. Surgery was not needed, but he did have to rest his voice for a year. While Turner rested his voice back at home, he learned classical vocal technique and how to take care of his voice and avoid developing further problems. Turner states that he "learned how to whistle really well during that year."
  • 1977
    Born on November 20, 1977.
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