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JOSH TURNER CELEBRATES HIT SINGLE AND ALBUM YOUR MAN WITH NEW MULTI-PLATINUM RIAA CERTIFICATIONS.
MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner received a surprise last night on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Country legend Randy Travis, his wife Mary and Turner’s son Hampton surprised Turner in the middle of his set with a plaque celebrating two new RIAA certifications. The hit single “Your Man” is now certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA and the album, Your Man, is now certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA.
Turner will be appearing at CMA Fest this weekend. He will be signing at the UMG Nashville booth and he is performing at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 11. Turner is currently on the “Long Black Train 20th Anniversary Tour,” in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Turner’s hit album, Long Black Train and the album’s second single of the same name, which were both also certified Platinum by the RIAA. Tickets for Turner’s tour are available now at joshturner.com.
About Josh Turner
With his deep bass voice, Turner has sold more than six and a half million records, reached 5 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 155 million views. Turner’s album Long Black Train debuted 20 years ago and was certified Platinum by the RIAA with nearly 1.5M album sales, 1.3M track downloads and almost 295M life-to-date streams. The lead single of the same name was also certified Platinum making up over 1M track downloads and almost 245M global streams. In June 2021, 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. A native of South Carolina, Turner has been nominated for three GMA Dove awards and won his first GMA Dove Award in 2021 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. Turner released his first Christmas album, King Size Manger in 2021 and last Christmas it was released on vinyl. His first television special, “King Size Manger,” debuted on UPtv in 2022, and is also available on DVD. 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
ANNE WILSON UNVEILS HEART-WRENCHING TRIBUTE “SEVENTH OF JUNE” REFLECTING ON PERSONAL JOURNEY OF LOSS AND FAITH.
Multi award-winning artist and songwriter Anne Wilson pours her heart out in her poignant new release, “Seventh of June.” A deeply personal and heartfelt tribute to her beloved late brother Jacob, the track and accompanying music video is available everywhere today. Wilson enlisted trusted collaborators Matthew West and Jeff Pardo (“My Jesus,” “Living Water”) to craft this soul-stirring account of his passing, reflecting the raw pain of loss while showcasing Wilson’s unwavering faith and conviction. Through her powerful lyricism and emotional delivery, Wilson not only cherishes her brother’s memory but also extends solace to those grappling with profound grief.
“‘Seventh of June’ is a song that was written about the day that forever changed my life. The day that I lost my big brother Jacob in a tragic car accident,” shares Wilson with heartfelt vulnerability. “No matter how much time passes, this is a day that will always be so important to me. I really pray this song impacts people and reminds them that it’s OK to grieve. Jesus is with us in the midst of it all!! This is for you, Jacob.”
The accompanying music video, directed by TK McKamy, a CMA and ACM award-winning director, was filmed at the Wilson Farm, which has been in their family for over a century in the Kentucky countryside. Given the importance of this song and video, Wilson’s entire family had a hand in the creation of the video that serves as a meaningful collaboration honoring Jacob’s life. Brief glimpses of his resting place and the songstress wearing one of his old shirts while strumming Jacob’s guitar bring personal touches that infuse each moment of the video with depth, heartbreak and healing.
Wilson’s life was forever transformed by the impact of Jacob’s passing, as she discovered her voice and musical mission in the days following the tragedy while delivering a heartfelt performance at his funeral. Since then, Wilson has used her God given talent to create music that resonates with millions. She went on to write and release “My Jesus,” the “deeply personal breakout ballad” (Billboard) that catapulted her to massive success, quickly being named ASCAP’s 2022 Christian Music Awards Song of the Year, reaching Spotify’s Viral 50, the Shazam Top 200, and Rolling Stone’s Top 25 trending charts. The follow-up to her introductory track was her GRAMMY-nominated, 15-song debut album, My Jesus. Rising to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel Albums and the Top 200 Christian and Gospel charts upon release, the record-breaking debut has amassed her catalog over 600M global career streams to date. This past April, Wilson celebrated her life-changing album with a special edition titled My Jesus (Anniversary Deluxe), featuring two all-new tracks that honored the project in a re-imagined light.
Earlier this week, Wilson and Capitol Christian Music Group announced the expansion of her team, aligning with Universal Music Group Nashville for new music. Also added to her powerhouse team is The Neal Agency for talent booking.
The rising songstress was recently nominated for Best New Female Artist at last week’s K-LOVE Fan Awards. Other career accolades include nominations for her first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and nods from the American Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards for Favorite Inspirational Artist and Top Christian Song, respectively. Wilson also earned herself a spot on Pandora’s 2023 Artist to Watch: Christian/Gospel list and RIAA’s Class of 2022, all while writing and publishing her first book My Jesus: From Heartache To Hope which launched to major success before going on to make the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association’s Bestseller List.
After performing over 150+ shows in 2022 and completing 39 dates on the 2023 Winter Jam Tour, Wilson will appear at CMA Fest on June 11 and has more exciting touring announcements to be shared soon. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
“CAPTIVATING PERFORMER” DIERKS BENTLEY HITS THE ROAD ON GRAVEL & GOLD TOUR WITH SOLD OUT FIRST WEEKEND.
Dierks Bentley unveiled his Gravel & Gold Tour this weekend marking the beginning of summer with sold out amphitheaters in Toronto, ON; Detroit, MI and Cleveland, OH. “Playing in front of a huge high-definition screen (seriously, the whiskey barrels and steel beams looked real)” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), his all-new production otherwise was fairly simple, leaving room for music and “night of serious fun.” Tickets for upcoming Gravel & Gold Tour dates can be found at Dierks.com.
“I’ve been working on this tour ever since I started working on the album four years ago,” said Bentley. “My band, crew and I have poured everything into the show, the flow and the production. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible it feels to see it come to life in front of sold out crowds at these iconic venues. This will be the best tour I’ve ever been part of, no doubt.”
For the new tour, “Bentley certainly has the goods to throw a full-on party — 22 No. 1 country hits over the past two decades, along with a well-established reputation for eye-catching stages and a deft touch for blending silly and serious…a night of serious fun” (Oakland Press). Each night included his biggest hits and fan favorites, a stripped down bluegrass set, collaborations with openers Jordan Davis and Molly Tuttle and 90’s covers – all while Bentley “came off as a guy who has a blast onstage” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
Before returning to the road, Bentley will once again host CMA Music Fest in Nashville this week with Elle King and Lainey Wilson, airing July 19th on ABC. On June 26th, he will also host the NHL Awards on TNT, Sportsnet TVA Sports in the US and Canada.
Dierks Bentley recently released his 10th studio album GRAVEL & GOLD.