The holidays will be here before you know it, and in anticipation of the festive season, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner is releasing his debut Christmas album, King Size Manger, on vinyl for the first time. Fans will be able to purchase King Size Manger on September 16. Also, on October 21, Turner will release his first-ever Christmas DVD, part of the Gaither Gospel Series, which features new performances and an intimate sit-down interview with Turner. The “King Size Manger” television special will premiere on UPtv on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 pm ET. “The King Size Manger Tour” kicks-off on Friday, December 2, in Macon, GA.
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King Size Manger, Turner’s first-ever Christmas project, which was released last year, features fresh interpretations of the classics and introduces four originals, three of which were written or co-written by Turner. The album has nearly 20M global streams, debuted No. 1 on the Seasonal Albums sales chart the week of release, and currently still sits on the chart at No. 14.
Says Turner, “I was really excited that we were able to release King Size Manger on vinyl this year. I’ve collected vinyl records pretty much my entire life and there is just something extra special about listening to Christmas music on a record player.”
Taped at The Grove in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Gaither Gospel Series DVD, King Size Manger, features new performance footage of Turner singing all eleven songs from his debut holiday album. Hosted by Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, the renowned television hosts also sit-down with Turner and his family who share some of their favorite Christmas traditions and holiday memories. The live performance DVD features guest appearances by The Turner Family, Rhonda Vincent, Pat McLaughlin and more. Video singles will also be available on the Gaither Music TV YouTube channel.
“I wanted the special to feel like an extension of our Christmas tour from last year,” says Turner. “My family came out on the road and they were a big part of ‘The King Size Manger Tour.’ Jennifer played keys on numerous songs, Hampton played most of the show and Hawke, Marion and Colby were all featured on several songs. I think we were able to capture a big part of the road show.”
In addition to the DVD, fans will be able to watch a special broadcast premiere of the performance on UPtv on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 pm ET.
For the second year in a row, Turner will embark on a Christmas tour. “The King Size Manger Tour” will include holiday songs featured on King Size Manger in addition to Turner’s hits.
Adds Turner, “Last year was a first for me in all my years of touring. It was an extra special tour because my family was able to join me on stage. I don’t know how many more years we’ll have a Christmas tour, so Jennifer and I are soaking up these special moments as a family. The boys seemed to really enjoy touring. Some of them may enjoy it a little too much, lol!”
Dec. 2 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium
Dec. 3 – The Villages, FL – Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Dec. 8 – Nashville, TN – The Fisher Center For The Performing Arts
Dec. 9 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Dec. 16 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
Dec. 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
**Additional dates to be announced
To purchase tickets, go to joshturner.com.
King Size Manger DVD 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
About Josh Turner
With his deep bass voice, Turner has sold more than six million records, reached 4.4 billion global streams, and has become a favorite and unforgettable hitmaker on country radio. With timeless songs like “Long Black Train” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Turner’s five No. 1 singles include “Your Man,” of which the official music video surpassed 100 million views. Turner released Your Man Deluxe Edition, celebrating 15 years of Turner’s iconic double Platinum-selling album, as well as the mini documentary “Josh Turner Your Man 15th Anniversary” (Mini Doc). The Double-Platinum-selling “Would You Go With Me,” featured on Your Man Deluxe Edition, experienced a viral surge across TikTok leading to a jump in streaming which landed the classic country tune on Spotify’s US Viral 50 along with Spotify Viral charts in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The song continues to be a fan favorite, currently posting over a million streams per week. A native of South Carolina, Turner has been nominated for three GMA Dove awards and won his first GMA Dove Award in 2019 for “I Saw The Light” featuring Sonya Isaacs, off his I Serve a Savior album. Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards, and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, five CMA Awards, two ACM Awards, one CMT Award, and seven ACA Awards. To support music and arts education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to help students pursue their studies in these fields. Turner and his wife Jennifer, whom he met as a student at Nashville’s Belmont University, have four sons. For more information, please visit www.joshturner.com
Josh Turner (King Size Manger album title) OC: …for a king. :48
“Naming the album King Size Manger was kind of an easy thing because I looked at every other option. As for song titles, and I had even delved into lyrics within certain songs to see if maybe there was something that stood out, and King Size Manger just made the most sense to me, because it was an idea that came to me… I don’t know if anything specific really inspired it. I just I got to thinking about how there’s different sized mattresses that people sleep on, and I guess when I thought about a king-sized mattress, it got me thinking about Jesus being in a manger, like didn’t matter what the actual physical size was like. It was, you know, the right size for a king.”