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Josh Turner

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Josh Turner was born on November 20, 1977 in Hannah, South Carolina. While growing up, Josh sang in church the bass and baritone parts in numerous choirs. After finishing high school, he decided to pursue a career in music and enrolled in Belmont University and moved to Nashville. In December, 2001, he got a chance to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. On his debut he decided to carry out a song he had written himself, called “Long Back Train”. Before he could finish his song people started standing up and cheering, by the end of the song everybody was enthusiastically on their feet. Josh was impressed by the response of the audience and even got an encore.

Just one month after his hallucinating performance in the Opry, Turner signed to MCA Nashville. In 2003, Long Black Train, Josh’s debut album, was released. By 2004, the album had sold a million copies and was certified platinum. “Long Black Train” received a lot of radio and TV airplay and got to the number 13 on the Billboard's US Country singles chart. It also brought Turner a pair of nominations from the influential Country Music Association, plus a Top New Artist nomination from the Academy of Country Music. Next single off the album, “What It Ain’t”, became a moderate hit.

Turner’s sophomore project called Your Man was released in 2006. The album demonstrated great growth and covered a great range of emotions. Being a Christian, among the songs he has written is easy to find songs that represent Christian values or talk about Jesus. The album also showed maturation in Turner’s voice. Just four weeks after its release the album was certified Gold. The title track and lead single reached #1 on Billboard's US Country chart. Following single off the album is the song “Would You Go With Me”.

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