16 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

With its mentions of our crazy world and of course Josh Turner’s low rumbling bass voice, “Why Don’t We Just Dance” is sure to please anyone who smiled after first hearing Billy Currington’s “People Are Crazy.” Not to mention that Turner’s first hit off his fourth album Haywire is a line-dance hit recalling the ‘90s New Traditional craze. After all the comparisons to guttural countrypolitan crooner Don Williams, Turner takes on a gorgeous cover of “I Wouldn’t Be a Man,” which Williams had a hit with in 1987. The chorus here finds Turner singing outside his comfort zone by stepping up on some high notes before returning to his low tonal style. For the uplifting midtempo country rocker “As Fast As I Could,” he reunites with Jeremy Spillman who co-wrote Turner’s top 10 hit “Another Try” from 2007’s Everything Is Fine. This time around they tone down the sentiment and amp up the twang with a grip of traditional instruments. With Haywire, Fans of Turner won’t be surprised, but they won’t be let down either. While he doesn’t deviate from his past formula, the quality of these tunes is better, song for song.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With its mentions of our crazy world and of course Josh Turner’s low rumbling bass voice, “Why Don’t We Just Dance” is sure to please anyone who smiled after first hearing Billy Currington’s “People Are Crazy.” Not to mention that Turner’s first hit off his fourth album Haywire is a line-dance hit recalling the ‘90s New Traditional craze. After all the comparisons to guttural countrypolitan crooner Don Williams, Turner takes on a gorgeous cover of “I Wouldn’t Be a Man,” which Williams had a hit with in 1987. The chorus here finds Turner singing outside his comfort zone by stepping up on some high notes before returning to his low tonal style. For the uplifting midtempo country rocker “As Fast As I Could,” he reunites with Jeremy Spillman who co-wrote Turner’s top 10 hit “Another Try” from 2007’s Everything Is Fine. This time around they tone down the sentiment and amp up the twang with a grip of traditional instruments. With Haywire, Fans of Turner won’t be surprised, but they won’t be let down either. While he doesn’t deviate from his past formula, the quality of these tunes is better, song for song.

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About Josh Turner

A native of Hannah, South Carolina, country crooner Josh Turner burst onto the scene in 2003 with the powerful "Long Black Train," a song he'd written after listening to a Hank Williams box set. Sounding like a gospel-blues tune from the '40s -- and featuring Turner's deep, rich baritone at the forefront -- "Long Black Train" wrestled with the grand themes of temptation, salvation, death, and redemption. It also earned Turner national media attention, peaking at number 13 on the country charts and paving the way for a full album, Long Black Train, which was released by MCA in 2003. The album went platinum, and was followed by a string of successful hits that would eventually earn Turner a coveted membership in the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 30.

A second release, Your Man, followed in 2006 and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. The title track topped the country charts (and experienced an unexpected revival in 2011, when American Idol champion Scotty McCreery performed it during his audition), as did the follow-up single, "Would You Go with Me." The impressive Everything Is Fine appeared in 2007, again from MCA Nashville. Turner issued his fourth album, Haywire, in 2010, with its first two singles as its opening cuts: "Why Don't We Just Dance" and "I Wouldn't Be a Man." Released in 2012, Punching Bag debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top Country Albums chart on the strength of the singles "Find Me a Baby" and "Time Is Love." In the summer of 2016, Turner issued a new single, "Hometown Girl," in anticipation of his upcoming sixth studio album. The record, entitled Deep South, appeared in March of 2017. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Hannah, SC
  • GENRE
    Country
  • BORN
    Nov 20, 1977

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