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Josh Turner

the title track of multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner’s first ever Christmas album, King Size Manger  is available now as an instant grat track when you pre-order the digital album here. The new album will be released globally on CD and digital October 8, 2021 on MCA Nashville.  The album features fresh interpretations of beloved Christmas classics and introduces four originals and three that were written by Turner.  In anticipation of the album, Turner has released a new studio recording of “King Size Manger,” co-written by Turner and longtime writing partner Mark Narmore.

“King Size Manger” tells the prophecy and story of Jesus’ birth powerfully delivered through simple words and amplified by Turner’s ardent and honest delivery. The lyrics include:

There in the hills of Bethlehem

No one had any room for them

They knew that child was a real-life changer

Lying there in a king size manger

“I ended up with three originals on this record of mine but if I would have picked one out of all of those it would still be King Size Manger,” says Turner. “That really kind of tells the story about how there had been so many prophesies of a Messiah coming and being born and so He fulfilled all the prophesies and then some. It obviously made an impact, we set our calendar by it, and it’s hope in a hopeless world that God would send his only son for us to set an example and show us a new way.  It’s about belief, it’s about grace, it’s about hope, it’s about love, and I’m proud that the title track of this record tells that story to some extent and that to me is the reason for the season.”

In support of the album, Turner will embark on a 17-city Holiday & The Hits Tour, culminating at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where the album will come to life alongside Turner’s most notable hits.


To pre-order King Size Manger click HERE

To view the official album teaser featuring Josh Turner click HERE

King Size Manger Track Listing:

  1. Angels We Have Heard On High
  2. What He’s Given Me (Featuring Pat McLaughlin)*
  3. King Size Manger*
  4. Joy To The World (Featuring Rhonda Vincent)
  5. Soldier’s Gift*
  6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Featuring The Turner Family)
  7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  8. Mele Kalikimaka My ‘Ohana (Featuring Jake Shimabukuro and Ho’okena)*
  9. The First Nowell
  10. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
  11. Silent Night, Holy Night

Produced by Kenny Greenberg

*denotes original

Holiday & The Hits Tour Schedule:

11/18   Holland, MI – Holland Civic Center

11/19   Springfield, IL – University of Illinois PAC

11/20   Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre

11/21   Rockford, IL – Coronado PAC

11/26   Panama City Beach, FL – Aaron Bessant Park

11/27   Memphis, TN – Soundstage at Graceland

11/28   Meridian, MS – MSU Riley Center

12/2     Prescott, AZ – Yavapai College PAC

12/3     Maricopa, AZ – Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

12/4     Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre

12/9     Renfro Valley, KY – R.F. Entertainment Center

12/10   Riverside, IA – Riverside Casino

12/11   Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

12/16   Midland, MI – Midland Center For The Arts

12/17   Wisconsin Dells, WI – Crystal Grand Music Theatre

12/19   Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

12/20   Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

To purchase tickets to Holiday & The Hits Tour click HERE

To pre-order an autographed CD and limited-edition King Size Manger merchandise click HERE