JOSH TURNER @ Country USA – Oshkosh, WI
June 20, 2018
Photos by David Urmanski
BAND BIOGRAPHY: JOSH TURNER
Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12.5 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.
Turner released his sixth studio album Deep South in March featuring the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.” Turner shares, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album (Punching Bag) and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.” Turner wrote four of the 11 tracks on the highly-anticipated album including the title track and he is impressing fans and critics alike.
Rolling Stone declares that Turner, with his “river deep baritone,” delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” PEOPLE Magazine says the “Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass” on Deep South and that the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”
Turner checked off another bucket list item when he added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. As highlighted in the book, the Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.
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JOSH TURNER Concert Rating: 5
THE VENUE: COUNTRY USA Scheduled for June 19-23, the 2018 Country USA music festival is the Maximum Country Music Festival in the nation with five days of non-stop country fun! Come to Country USA and join the party to experience the Midwest's premium Country Music Festival with an all-star lineup, great food and drinks, great shopping and a truly unique camping experience! Address: 4125 Washburn Street, Oshkosh WI 54904 Phone: (920) 882-4949 Website: www.CountryUSAOshkosh.com www.Facebook.com/OfficialCUSA Concert Tickets: www.CountryUSAOshkosh.com/Tickets