Josh Turner Marks Special "Man"iversary with televised/streaming Opry Performance, Album Rerelease and Tour Dates
by Melissa Coker
During the Saturday night Opry broadcast for June 19, "man of the hour" Josh Turner shared that his forthcoming album re-release will see updated liner notes and even updated videos for the project. (WATCH him, along with performances from Sawyer Brown, Elvie Shane and Kyle Petty IN THIS CircleTV video, embedded below AND featuring commentary by Nan Kelley).
Turner has turned some pages in his storied career, from beseeching audiences against a ride on that “Long Black Train” on his debut in 2003 (or criminally-underrated follow-up “What It Ain’t” complete with video wherein Turner charmed as host of pretend match game show Love, Not Love) to recording with Randy Travis to showing off his husky, come-hither narrative with selections such as “Your Man” to fun-lovingly booming about his better half with “Firecracker” or extending a hand in “Would You Go With Me?” Award-nominated across genres, this artist is a guy who knows how to navigate a story song.
He's shared his sunny spiritual side with mostly-gospel album I Serve a Savior (which wisely contains his previous single release “Me and God” and a live recording of “Long Black Train”) and gotten back to the basics with established classic country hit takes on Country State of Mind (released in August). CSoM’s collaborations on country throwbacks feature artists including Randy Travis on “Forever and Ever, Amen,” Kris Kristofferson on “Why Me,” Chris Janson on the title track, John Anderson and Allison Moorer. Turner takes on well-known standards cut by Keith Whitley, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Patty Loveless, Vern Gosdin, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and both the Jr. and Sr. varieties of Hank Williams.
“I knew the artists I wanted to represent,” explains Turner, “and I chose songs that exemplified who each of these artists was from my perspective.”
In March “Your Man”—written by Chris Stapleton, Jace Everett and Chris DuBois—was certified as a 3-times-platinum single.
On June 25 (one day before his Murfreesboro, TN show), Turner will release Your Man: Deluxe Edition, featuring three additional live tracks not on its original release. Pre-orders are available now and the release will also be available on vinyl.
Josh Turner will perform Saturday, June 26, at 7 p.m. Find tickets for this and more tour dates on ticketmaster.com.
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A light at the end of an overly-traveled tunnel? Coming months could finally see a long-awaited (to put it mildly) shift in programming from GAC, which lost any connection to music long ago (aside from an occasional artist tour bus making a pop-in on a bus makeover rerun) in favor of RVs, log cabins, and bargain hunts. -TCC
An official statement says newly-formed GAC Media, LLC has purchased Great American Country (GAC) from Discovery, Inc. GAC Media was created by former Hallmark Channel President/CEO Bill Abbott in partnership with Hicks Equity Partners. Terms of the purchase have not been disclosed. GAC Media has also purchased independently-owned equestrian-themed channel Ride TV. Abbott will serve as Pres./CEO of GAC Media.
"Consumer interest in family friendly programming that enriches lives and offers safe entertainment options remains as strong as ever," he says. "GAC and Ride TV represent cornerstone assets in this respect, and we look forward to growing both channels."
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