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Josh Turner

(Left photo: L-R) UMGN’s Sarah Bertrand, Modern Management’s Kelsey McMahan, UMGN’s Alex Heimerman, SiriusXM Pandora’s Bekah Digby Bekah Digby, Josh Turner, UMGN’s Vipin Reddy and Modern Management’s
Renee Behrman-Greiman and Ted Greene
Photo credit: © Grand Ole Opry, photos by Chris Hollo

MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner heads into the holidays with two very special gifts. Last night while on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Turner was awarded with a Pandora Billionaires Plaque presented to him by SiriusXM Pandora’s Bekah Digby, Associate Director, Artist & Industry Relations – Country & Christian and UMG Nashville’s Vipin Reddy and Alex Heimerman. The plaque commemorates Turner’s music having been streamed over 2 billion times on Pandora. Turner was also surprised last week (11/29) at a fundraising event in South Carolina by Governor Henry McMaster with The Order of the Palmetto, a prestigious award for the South Carolina native in recognition of his career achievements and philanthropic work.

You can listen to Pandora’s Country Billionaires station here.

Established by Governor John C. West in 1971, the Order of the Palmetto is the State of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. It is presented in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service, and contributions on a national or statewide scale. The Order of the Palmetto recognizes individuals who have selflessly given of their time, resources and goodwill through a variety of different causes and pursuits to the benefit of their neighbors, fellow citizens and the fabric and prosperity of South Carolina. Business, political or personal accomplishment may be important factors, but noble works for others mark the true purpose. Turner joins the ranks of fellow recipients Chubby Checker, James Brown, Lou Holtz, Hootie and the Blowfish and more.

“I’m totally blown away by being presented the Billionaire plaque from Pandora for over 2 billion streams,” said Turner. “So grateful to all of you fans who stream my music and make it a part of your life. Thank you!”

Adds Turner, “Receiving The Order of the Palmetto is something I never expected, but I am beyond honored and thrilled to be the recipient of it. My thanks to Governor McMaster and everyone else that played a part in receiving it.”