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Josh Turner Goes Double Platinum!

Josh Turner. photo credit: George Holz.

Congratulations to MCA Nashville artist Josh Thompson! Two of his singles have been certified platinum this week by the RIAA for selling more than one million copies digitally each since their release. The two lucky tunes are none other than “Your Man” and “Would You Go With Me,” and both appear on his 2006 album “Your Man.”

Josh feels pretty honored by his new achievement. He shares:

“’Your Man’ and ‘Would You Go With Me’ are both incredibly special songs to me. These songs gave me my first two #1 singles and I have great memories of the times surrounding both.”’

Josh also recently was awarded a gold certification from the RIAA for his number two Mediabase single “Time is Love.” He was given the certification for selling more than 500,000 copies digitally.

Josh Turner Scores Billboard Top Ten Album with “Live Across America”

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Josh Turner & Cracker Barrel Old Country Store joined forces to release Josh Turner – Live Across America, which debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and #46 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. This is Josh’s sixth Top 10 album, available exclusively at Cracker Barrel stores and on
The album features live recordings from Turner’s 2012 tour. “My band and I had a blast making this record,” Turner shares. “This is the best representation of my present-day live show and I am honored to be partnered with Cracker Barrel again.”  “We’re so very pleased to see that our guests have embraced this exclusive new CD with Josh Turner and supported it onto the Top 10 list,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We have enjoyed working with Josh, and hope that many more of our guests will ‘take to the road’ with this CD.”

In support of the album, Turner will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show on September 19, Fox & Friends on September 21, Sirius XM’s The Highway, and more. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming headlining tour dates, visit

VIDEO: Josh Turner Performs “Time Is Love” on Good Morning America


MCA Nashville artist Josh Turner made his way to the Big Apple to perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, July 11 and got a little surprise while he was there. Josh performed his currently single, “Time Is Love,” while celebrating the release of his fifth studio album, Punching Bag, which hit shelves on Tuesday, June 12 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. PEOPLE Magazine recently named Punching Bag as one of their “10 Hot Albums Now!”

While on the set, Good Morning America co-hosts Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott surprised Josh with a plaque honoring his career achievement of selling over 12 million units since he first signed with MCA Nashville, wow!

Josh will also be making some upcoming appearances on ABC’s The Chew and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, August 23.

For more information including upcoming tour dates presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® visit

Photo Courtesy of ABC News/Fred Lee

Josh Turner Lands at No. 1 on the Charts


Josh Turner’s fifth studio album, Punching Bag, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, across all genres.  This marks Turner’s fifth career Top 10 Billboard album debut.  Punching Bag has been met with praise by music critics across the country.



Turner steps into his own as a songwriter with eight finely-crafted contributions… far from being a punching bag, this album contains enough musical muscle to throw a few punches of its own. – Country Weekly

That deep, soulful, traditional country voice could transform even the most calculated radio ditties into resonating songs to live by. – Dallas Morning News

The album is an overall fantastic exposition of Josh’s talent and ability to excel in a variety of styles. – CBS

Fans of Josh Turner will be able to catch him on July 4th on PBS’s A Capitol Fourth and on July 11th on Good Morning America.

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Josh Turner Featured on VEVO’s Sound + City


With the release of his new album Punching Bag, Josh Turner is featured in the newest episode of VEVO’s original program, Sound + City. The show focuses on the Nashville music scene and shows Josh discussing Nashville and its offerings to country musicians.  “My dream was to write and to perform,” says Josh, “and I knew that to take it to that next level I was gonna have to come to Nashville.”

View the video here:

Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” Hits Stores Today


With over five million albums sold since the release of his debut Long Black Train, Josh Turner is ready to step back into the ring of country music with the release of his fifth album, Punching Bag. The MCA Nashville album hit stores today and features the Top-15 hit “Time is Love.”

With his deep and uniquely country voice, Josh Turner and his album are receiving rave reviews from the critics. MAVERICK magazine notes, “It’s always tough to bring something new to a musical genre, but Josh Turner has achieved that near-impossible task again and again, yet has never overlooked just where country music has come from. It’s [his] skill at taking stock of everyday situations…some of them quite mundane… and turning them into musical classics that makes him possibly the most important artist to have emerged in country music for years and years.”

Additionally, The Washington Post praises Turner’s purist approach to the music, as he sidesteps pop and stays true to his country roots.  “These days, it seems like every male country artist wants to sound like Jon Bon Jovi fronting Def Leppard in 1985 — except for Turner, who might be the only million-seller left in Nashville making contemporary country albums without the slightest whiff of arena rock or pop.” The Associated Press echoes this sentiment, writing, “Turner once again proves he ranks among the most effective — and most hard-core country — performers of his generation.”
In the album’s liner notes, Turner imparts his wishes upon his listeners. “I hope my music can bring you the inspiration and motivation to keep moving forward. I hope it brings a smile to your face. I hope it makes you tap your toes. I hope it brings a happy tear to your eyes and makes you want to share your life with others around you.”

In support of Punching Bag, Turner will appear on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday, June 13, and ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, July 11. He will also appear on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth on July 4.

Punching Bag Track Listing:
Introduction by Michael Buffer
“Punching Bag”
“Time Is Love”
“Deeper Than My Love”
“Good Problem”
“Cold Shoulder”
“Find Me A Baby” (feat. Turner’s wife and children)
“Whatcha Reckon”
“Pallbearer” (feat. Iris DeMont and Marty Stuart)
“For The Love Of God” (feat. Ricky Scaggs)
“I Was There”
“Left Hand Man”

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“Josh Turner: Packing A Punch” on GAC

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As fans get ready for the release of Josh Turner’s newest album “Punching Bag,” they can catch Turner on a GAC exclusive special called, “Josh Turner: Packing A Punch.”  On the special, viewers will get to hear stories from Randy Travis, Scotty McCreery, John Anderon, and many more tell stories of what drew them to Josh Turner.  Turner will perform “Why Don’t We Just Dance” along with newer music such as “Time Is Love” and “Punching Bag.”  Cameras will also take viewers behind the scenes to Turner’s writer’s cottage oh his home property where he wrote many of the songs for the new album.  The airdates for the special are listed below.

Fans will also be able to catch Turner on Sirius XM’s Superfan Concert Series on Sunday, June 10 at 3 PM EST and on Monday, June 11 at 8 PM EST.

Turner will also be on featured on when Wal-Mart hosts Soundcheck: Josh Turner.  During Soundcheck, Turner will perform five songs from his new album and give an exclusive interview about the inspirations behind the songs.

GAC Packing A Punch airdates (all times are EST):

Sunday, 6/10 at 9  PM

Monday, 6/11 at 1 AM

Tuesday, 6/12 at 10 PM

Wednesday, 6/13 at 2 AM & 4 PM

Saturday, 6/30 at 10:30 PM

Sunday, 7/1 at 2:30 AM & 10 AM

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Josh Turner Unveils Video Trailer For New Album Punching Bag


Deep-voiced country crooner Josh Turner is readying to release his fifth studio album, Punching Bag. In order to get fans ready for the release, Josh is offering his fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, including interviews, performance clips, acoustic footage and more. Punching Bag is due in store on June 12th, and its first single “Time is Love” is currently climbing the country charts.

Check out the exclusive trailer right here!

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Josh Turner Releasing Album June 12th

Josh Turner. photo credit: George Holz.

After four number one smash hits with “All Over Me,” “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” and over 5 million albums sold since his critically-acclaimed debut “Long Black Train,” Josh Turner is getting ready to release his fifth studio album “Punching Bag” on June 12th, 2012. The record features his current single “Time Is Love” as its lead-off single.

Josh co-wrote 11 of the tracks, most of which were penned in the cabin built on his property as a “writer’s cabin.” The inspiration for the cabin was Josh’s native state of South Carolina.

“I spent two years building my writer’s cottage. Once it was finished I was immediately in there writing songs. In total, I’ve written 27 songs in there and eight of those ended up on the record. My hero and friend, John Anderson, was sitting across the table from me one day when we were writing and said, ‘What will really be a great day is when the songs you write here end up paying for this place!'”\

It was in that exact cabin that Josh wrote the title track to the album, “Punching Bag,” with his friend Pat McLaughlin.

“The idea comes from one of those days that we all have, where everything just blows up in your face and nothing goes right. I had just had one of those days, and I came home and was standing in the closet with my wife and I unloaded on her about my day,” Josh tells AOL’s The Boot. “I told her, ‘Sometimes I feel like a punching bag, like life is just beating me up.’ When I said that, it struck me that it could be a huge song title. So I punched it into my phone and saved it. I held on to it until the right opportunity, [when I met with Pat McLaughlin].”

Check out the official cover album art for Josh’s new album below, and make sure to get your copy on its release June 12th:

DVR Alert: Josh Turner To Co-Host TODAY Show

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Looks like country music is taking over NBC. Josh Turner will be co-hosting the TODAY show with Hoda Kotb in the forth quarter of the national morning show at 10 am EST. Josh will be celebrating the release of his new single “Time Is Love,” which is currently number 23 on the Country Billboard charts this week.   It’s also one of the fastest-rising singles of his career to date. Josh will talk about his new album, new single, songwriting, family, and more with the TODAY show host.

“I’m looking forward to co-hosting again with my beautiful Egyptian goddess!” says Turner. “It’s always a blast for me.”

Monday is going to be an even bigger day for Josh. GAC will be premiering his brand new music video for “Time Is Love” at 10 am EST / 9 am CST.