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MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most successful artists.  With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than five million albums and a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists —and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards and garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations.  Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me” and more.

This year Turner added author to his list of accomplishments.  His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released April 29, 2014 and his sixth studio album is expected to follow later this year. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.

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JOSH TURNER’S CHRISTMAS ALBUM KING SIZE MANGER AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL PRE-ORDER TODAY

Today, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner’s first ever Christmas album, King Size Manger  is available for digital pre-order. The new album will be released globally on CD and digital October 8, 2021 on MCA Nashville.  In anticipation of the release, Turner has released a new studio recording of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” which is available now and as an instant grat track when you pre-order the digital album here. The album features fresh interpretations of the Christmas classics and introduces four originals, three of which were written by Turner. On “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Turner is joined by his wife Jennifer and his four sons who sing on the holiday classic. In support of the album, Turner will embark on a 16-city Holiday & The Hits Tour, culminating at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where the album will come to life alongside Turner’s most notable hits.  Digital pre-orders are now on sale.

To pre-order King Size Manger 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

12/10   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

JOSH TURNER TO RELEASE DEBUT CHRISTMAS PROJECT KING SIZE MANGER ON OCTOBER 8 AND SETS HOLIDAY TOUR.

Multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner is releasing his first-ever Christmas album, King Size Manger, October 8th on MCA Nashville.  The holiday project features fresh interpretations of the classics and introduces four originals, three of which were written or co-written by Turner. Plus, Turner is joined by very special guests including Turner’s wife and four boys singing a holiday classic, a family tradition Turner wanted to feature on this special album. In support of the album, Turner will embark on a 16-city Holiday & The Hits Tour, culminating at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where the album will come to life alongside Turner’s most notable hits.

“Making a Christmas record can be a mighty daunting task for an artist,” says Turner. “There are so many songs to choose from and there’ve been so many versions of those songs throughout history. It can be intimidating to know whether you’ll be able to measure up to what’s already been done and when I get to that point, I step back and remind myself that I have to do what I hear in my heart. You may be surprised to hear my arrangement on some of these songs that you know so well.  We had a lot of fun throwing out all the preconceived notions of what a Christmas record should sound like. In my opinion, it’s about the words and the heart and soul of how a song sounds. You don’t need jingle bells on a song to make it a Christmas song.”

Turner arranged five of the 11 tracks on King Size Manger and its four original songs include the solo penned “Mele Kalikimaka My ‘Ohana” featuring world renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and Grammy-nominated Hawaiian trio Ho’okena. Turner also wrote “What He’s Given Me” with Pat McLaughlin, as well as the title track “King Size Manger” with Mark Narmore. The album also includes the poignant Travis Hill/Tom Douglas track “Soldier’s Gift.” Christmas music fans will also find the beloved classics “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which features Turner’s wife Jennifer and his four children, as well as “Joy To The World” featuring Rhonda Vincent the queen of bluegrass. 

 

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

12/10   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 pre-order King Size Manger click HERE

NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Brothers Osborne, Eric, Luke, Mickey, Carrie, Keith, Chris, Josh

Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Mickey Guyton, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood are among the artists performing during the upcoming CMA Summer Jam TV special. Filmed at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, the CMA Summer Jam is a three-hour television event airing Thursday, September 2nd at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC. Luke Combs, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam will also perform.

Keith Urban is set to perform “Wild Hearts,” among others during the Today Show Summer Concert Series on September 3rd on NBC.

 

Chris Stapleton performed “Worry Be Gone” on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday (August 25th). The song is from his latest No. 1 album, Starting Over.

 

Josh Turner was surprised by his wife Jennifer and their four sons – Hampton, Colby, Marion and Hawke – after learning that the video for his 2005 chart-topping hit “Your Man,” surpassed 100 million views on Youtube. The video was the first he and his wife filmed together. He took to his socials to share a photo of the celebration, and said, “The ‘Your Man’ video surpassed 100 MILLION views yesterday. It was the first video Jennifer and I shot together, which makes it all that more special. Thanks to y’all for all the watchin’ and support these past 15 years.”

https://twitter.com/joshturnermusic/status/1430324741894774785

 

 

 

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