With his deep, rich voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. From her platinum-selling 2003 debut, Long Black Train, to her 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY®, CMA, and ACM Award nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold over 8 million units, surpassed over 1.5 billion worldwide streaming and populated the radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl “, “Would You Go With Me”, “Your Man”, “Time is Love”, “Why Don’t We Just Dance”, and “Long Black Train”.
With his new project, I Serve A Savior debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen’s Top Current Country Albums chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career. The “musically brilliant” album (Worship Magazine) has stayed in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for 17 consecutive weeks and is currently in the Top 10 on the Top Current Country Albums chart and in the Top 5 on the charting top current Christian contemporary albums and, as it has for 38 of the past 41 weeks since its release in October.
I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that combines Turner’s rich and distinctive baritone with timeless classics such as “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness”, as well as originals such as the title track, “I Serve a Savior” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton. Along with the 12-track studio project, Turner has released a companion 90-minute live performance DVD featuring a special Turner interview with gospel legend Bill Gaither, a performance with Turner alongside his wife Jennifer and their four son, and more. The DVD has been edited for broadcast as a one-hour special hosted by Bill Gaither, which will air on numerous networks across the United States and Canada.
Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to emerging artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famous Opry Circle. Turner ticked off another bucket list item when he added the author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. As the book highlights, the Hannah, SC native has been writing and performing since he was a young child, and in support of the Music Education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to help students interested in pursuing a future in the arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education and therefore realizes firsthand the importance of arts education in schools.