• JOSH TURNER HITS THE TOP OF THE COUNTRY CHARTS WITH ‘HOMETOWN GIRL.’

    Josh Turner’s “Hometown Girl” vaulted to the top of both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts this week. The song, from his new album Deep South, was written by Marc Beeson and Daniel Tashian, and was one he definitely wanted to record after hearing it for the first time.

    “I was kind of looking for some different kind of stuff that I hadn’t really done before, and ‘Hometown Girl’ kind of fit that mold. Even before I knew the lyrics, I had that melody stuck in my head. It’s such a catchy melody,” says Josh. “When I really got to diggin’ into what the lyrics were saying, I loved the message in the song a nd I just felt like my female fan base would really get this song and relate to this song. I felt like the guys in my fan base, I feel like that’s the kind of girl they’re looking for or either they have already. So, I just felt like it was a good message to put out there and just a great song to give me kind of the opportunity to shake things up production-wise

    “Hometown Girl” is his first chart-topping song since “All Over Me” was No. 1 in 2010.

     

    Audio / Josh Turner explains why he recorded his new No. 1 single, “Hometown Girl.”

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    Josh Turner (why he recorded Hometown Girl) OC: …production-wise, so… :43
    “I first heard the song at my producer’s house – Kenny Greenburg – and I was kind of looking for some different kind of stuff that I hadn’t really done before, and ‘Hometown Girl’ kind of fit that mold. Even before I knew the lyrics, I had that melody stuck in my head. It’s such a catchy melody. When I really got to diggin’ into what the lyrics were saying, I loved the message in the song a nd I just felt like my female fan base would really get this song and relate to this song. I felt like the guys in my fan base, I feel like that’s the kind of girl they’re looking for or either they have already. So, I just felt like it was a good message to put out there and just a great song to give me kind of the opportunity to shake things up production-wise, so…”

  • JOSH TURNER GUESSES WHICH JOSH IS IT ON LATEST EPISODE OF UNSCRIPTED.

    Which famous Josh was on Dawson’s Creek? Time to play “Just Joshing You” on this week’s #Unscripted with Josh Turner.

    Josh is currently poised at the top of the country charts with  his latest single, “Hometown Girl.” 

  • JOSH TURNER’S ‘HOMETOWN GIRL’ HAS DEEP HOMETOWN ROOTS.

    Josh Turner is poised to reach the top of the country charts with his single, “Hometown Girl.” The song, written by Marc Beeson and Daniel Tashian, is about a woman who doesn’t want to forget how she was raised.

    “The song was basically talking about she’s got a lot of potential and she’s got a lot of talent and she’s obviously beautiful, but she’s kind of down-to-earth and she hasn’t forgotten where she came from. She’s got a lot of roots there in that small town, and it’s special to her and close to her heart,” says Josh. “There’s a lot of people that I’ve met that live in the big city that couldn’t wait to get out of their small town, and I don’t think the girl in this song is that. If she does leave, it’s not because she’s trying to escape [laughs] or trying to run away. So that’s kind of the way I view it.”

    “Hometown Girl” is from his No. 1 album, Deep South, which was released last month.

    Audio / Josh Turner describes the girl in his hit song, “Hometown Girl.”

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    Josh Turner (Hometown Girl) 2 OC: …view it. :38
    “The song was basically talking about she’s got a lot of potential and she’s got a lot of talent and she’s obviously beautiful, but she’s kind of down-to-earth and she hasn’t forgotten where she came from. She’s got a lot of roots there in that small town, and it’s special to her and close to her heart. There’s a lot of people that I’ve met that live in the big city that couldn’t wait to get out of their small town, and I don’t think the girl in this song is that. If she does leave, it’s not because she’s trying to escape [laughs] or trying to run away. So that’s kind of the way I view it.”

    Video / Josh Turner 'Hometown Girl' lyric video

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  • JOSH TURNER’S ‘HOMETOWN’ UPBRINGING WAS PARADISE.

    Josh Turner is sitting at No. 3 on the country charts with “Hometown Girl,” which is from his sixth studio album, Deep South. In the songs on the collection, as well as his current single, he references growing up the South and some of what makes him proud to be part of that significant and colorful culture and what made him feel guilty at leaving his childhood home in South Carolina.

    “I’ve talked in the past openly about how I feel some guilt at times of being the first Turner to move away from Hannah, South Carolina, but I know that this is where I was supposed to be and I was following the path that God set out for me,” says Josh. “I kind of describe my childhood and my upbringing as kind of a paradise in a way, because I was pretty blessed. Not everybody had the kind of upbringing that I had and I’m very thankful that I had it, and I’m glad I had it because I’m a writer and I’m a creator and I’m a singer and so I take joy in trying to paint that picture for people whether they had it or not.”

    Josh has an acoustic date in Louisville April 20th, followed by a show April 22nd in Tucson, Arizona.

    Audio / Josh Turner talks about his long-standing roots in South Carolina and how he loved growing up in his hometown.

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    Josh Turner (where he grew up) OC: …awesome to have. 1:06
    “I’ve talked in the past openly about how I feel some guilt at times of being the first Turner to move away from Hannah, South Carolina, but I know that this is where I was supposed to be and I was following the path that God set out for me. But it’s crazy when I can go back home and I can go to the grave of my third great grandfather, and even some ancestors that are older than that. It’s a culture. I grew up in amongst the tobacco farming culture which has changed a lot since I was growing up. I kind of describe my childhood and my upbringing as kind of a paradise in a way, because I was pretty blessed. Not everybody had the kind of upbringing that I had and I’m very thankful that I had it, and I’m glad I had it because I’m a writer and I’m a creator and I’m a singer and so I take joy in trying to paint that picture for people whether they had it or not. It’s like if they had it they can relate to it, and if they didn’t have it, they get to thinking it’s like wow, that would be awesome to have.”

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  • JOSH TURNER NAMES THAT TUNE IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF ‘UNSCRIPTED.’

    See if you can name more tunes than Josh Turner in the latest episode of his video series, Unscripted.

    Josh is currently sitting at No. 3 on the country charts with his single, “Hometown Girl.”

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  • JOSH TURNER SCORES A NO. 1 ALBUM WITH DEEP SOUTH.

    Josh Turner hits the top of the Billboard country album chart as Deep South bows at No. 1. The collection, which has been five years in the making, features the title track, as well as his Top 10 single “Hometown Girl.”

    Josh says he hopes his fans are excited about the new music. “I…want them to hear the maturity and how I’ve grown as an artist and as a person through this record,” he says. “I want to give them a sense of hope and joy and peace after hearing it. I’m proud of this record, and I’m proud of the packaging and how it all came together. It’s got a youthful, fresh kind of feel to it, but like I say it’s got a maturity to it at the same time. I think it’ll appeal to a lot of different kinds of people.”

    Turner wrote five of the 11 tracks on the well-crafted album 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 thatthe 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.”

    Josh takes his album to  Austin, Texas on Tuesday (March 21st).

    Audio / Josh Turner explains his hopes for his new album, Deep South.

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    Josh Turner (hopes for Deep South) OC: …kinds of people. :42
    “I want them to be excited about the record, first and foremost, but I want them to listen to the record and I want that excitement to continue after they’ve heard it and lived with it for a while. I also want them to hear the maturity and how I’ve grown as an artist and as a person through this record. I want to give them a sense of hope and joy and peace after hearing it. I’m proud of this record, and I’m proud of the packaging and how it all came together. It’s got a youthful, fresh kind of feel to it, but like I say it’s got a maturity to it at the same time. I think it’ll appeal to a lot of different kinds of people.”

  • JOSH TURNER INVITED SOME SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS WEEK’S EPISODE OF HIS ‘UNSCRIPTED’ SERIES.

    Josh Turner turned to some young kids to ask them some questions in his Unscripted series. Check out their answers below.

    Josh just released his new album, Deep South, which features his hit “Hometown Girl.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Josh, LBT, Jon, Eric

    Josh Turner will co-host the 10 o’clock hour of NBC’s Today Show with Jenna Bush on Tuesday (March 14th) and will also perform his latest hit single, “Hometown Girl.”

    Little Big Town will perform on CBS’s The Talk on Tuesday (March 14th).

    Jon Pardi will perform his chart-topping smash, “Dirt on My Boots,” on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday (March 14th), as well as Good Morning America on March 23rd.

    Eric Church gave fans in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a special performance on Saturday night (March 11th). Concertgoers were given a mostly solo and acoustic show because of the snow that piled on the roof of the Scotiabank Saddledome. The venue couldn’t handle the snow and the stage setup from Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour, so the superstar decided to scale back his production and perform a scaled down version of a three-and-a-half hour set.

  • JOSH TURNER IS PROUD OF HIS LATEST ALBUM, ‘DEEP SOUTH.’

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    Josh Turner will release his new album, Deep South, tomorrow (March 10th), and he hopes that his fans are excited about the record.

    “I want them to listen to the record and I want that excitement to continue after they’ve heard it and lived with it for a while,” says Josh. “I also want them to hear the maturity and how I’ve grown as an artist and as a person through this record. And I want it to give them a sense of hope and joy and peace after hearing it. So, I’m proud of this record.”

    Josh is currently poised to enter the Top 10 on the country charts with his latest song, “Hometown Girl,” which is from his Deep South album.

    Josh is set to perform on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday (March 14th).

    Audio / Josh Turner talks about his hopes for his new album, Deep South.

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    Josh Turner (hopes for Deep South) OC: …of people. :47
    “I want them to be excited about the record first and foremost. When your favorite artist puts out a new project that in and of itself is exciting, but I want them to listen to the record and I want that excitement to continue after they’ve heard it and lived with it for a while. I also want them to hear the maturity and how I’ve grown as an artist and as a person through this record. And I want it to give them a sense of hope and joy and peace after hearing it. So, I’m proud of this record. I’m proud of the packaging and how it all came together and everything. It’s got a youthful, fresh kind of feel to it, and but like I say it’s got a maturity to it at the same time. So, I think it will appeal to a lot of different kinds of people.”

  • JOSH TURNER SET TO RELEASE HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘DEEP SOUTH,’ ON FRIDAY.

    Josh Turner’s highly-anticipated new album, Deep South, releases everywhere this Friday, March 10TH on MCA Nashville. This is the multi-platinum-selling, award-winning country star’s sixth studio album and the excitement is clear.

    “I learned a lot through that process, and I think I grew as a writer and as an artist. But there’s been a lot of life that’s been lived in those four years too,” says Josh. “It’s not just the musical aspect, but the life stuff affects the music side of things. There’s been health things that have happened. We had a child since I started this record making process. The business itself has changed a lot, and there’s been a lot of changes on the business side for me. So, it’s just a really culmination of all that – life and lessons and age and just the kinds of songs that I came across, the kinds of songs I wrote, just the backstories on all of it.”

    Turner takes his rich baritone to NBC’s TODAY Show March 14 to perform his Top 15 hit “Hometown Girl.” The catchy tune is moving critics and fans alike with over 100k in digital sales and topping an impressive 60 million streams across all platforms. Before heading to New York, Turner takes to the road for Deep South album release events across the southeast beginning in Key Largo, Fla. March 9; Orlando, Lakeland and Ocala, Fla. March 10; Atlanta, Ga. March 11 and Birmingham, Ala. March 12.

    Deep South Track Listing:

    1.  Deep South

    2.  All About You

    3.  Hometown Girl

    4.  Beach Bums

    5.  Southern Drawl

    6.  Where The Girls Are

    7.  Never Had A Reason

    8.  Wonder

    9.  One Like Mine

    10. Lay Low

    11. Hawaiian Girl

     Fans can pre-order Deep South HERE and find Turner’s official Deep South playlist HERE. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

     

    Audio / Josh Turner talks about the time between albums.

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    Josh Turner (over four  years since he’s released an album) OC: …four-year span. :41
    “This record is going to come out a little over four years after I started the record making process. What’s ironic about this record is that I started writing in January of 2013 for this record. because I wanted to get a jumpstart on the next record because I just knew that it would be a smart idea to try to go ahead and start that process for when they wanted another record. Well, it turns out I had plenty of time, but there was no way I could have foreseen that. But it was a good learning experience for me because I wrote I mean I think at this point of by the time we finally decided what songs were going to be on this record and we finished recording and everything I think I was up to like 75 or 80 songs that had been written in that four-year span.”

    Audio / Josh Turner says he’s lived a lot of life and learned a lot as a songwriter since he released his last album, Punching Bag, in 2012.

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    Josh Turner (a lot of life lived between albums) OC: …Deep South. :53
    “I learned a lot through that process, and I think I grew as a writer and as an artist. But there’s been a lot of life that’s been lived in those four years too. It’s not just the musical aspect, but the life stuff affects the music side of things. There’s been health things that have happened. We had a child since I started this record making process. The business itself has changed a lot, and there’s been a lot of changes on the business side for me. So, it’s just a really culmination of all that – life and lessons and age and just the kinds of songs that I came across, the kinds of songs I wrote, just the backstories on all of it. It’s been cool to see all of that stuff kind of being boiled down to this project, Deep South.”