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Josh Turner Featured on VEVO’s Sound + City

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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:
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Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” Hits Stores Today

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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”

For more information, please visit www.JoshTurner.com.

“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 WalMart.com 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

For more on Josh Turner, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

Cracker Barrel Connects with Country Music Fans at CMA Fest

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Cracker Barrel has become a home for country music and Americana, so it’s only fitting for the restaurant to be a part of 2012 CMA Music Fest. Thanks to Cracker Barrel, fans will have the opportunity to meet artists, catch performance and win prizes from artists who have participated in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.

“The success of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program is really due to the passion of the fans,” explains the program’s marketing manager, Julie Craig. ”We want to have a chance to meet them and say thank you, as well as introduce new fans to the great music available at their local Cracker Barrel.”

Artists participating in this include Josh Turner, Jason Michael Carroll, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eden’s Edge and more.

Representatives from Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program will be on location at both Fan Fair Hall as well as Riverfront Park throughout the festival:

Thursday, June 7:  
Dailey & Vincent Autograph Session 11:30 – 12:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Josh Turner Autograph Session 2 – 3:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll You’ve Been Sentenced Game Show 2 – 4:30 PM Hard Rock Cafe
Eden’s Edge Autograph Session 4 – 5:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
   
Friday, June 8:  
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 10:30 – 11:30/ 12:30 – 1:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Oak Ridge Boys Autograph Session 2 – 3:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
   
Saturday, June 9:  
Teddy Gentry & Best New Nashville: Autograph Session 11:30 – 2:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Teddy Gentry, Garrett Steele, 3 Lanes Crossing, Amber Shalene & Chip Davis
Jason Michael Carroll Performance – Durango Stage 11:30 – 12 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Acoustic Corner
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 12:00 – 1 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC WSM-AM Booth
   
Sunday, June 10:  
The Grascals Autograph Session 10 – 11:00 AM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 11:00 – 12:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth

Josh Turner Unveils Video Trailer For New Album Punching Bag

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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!

For more info on Josh and his new CD, check out: http://www.joshturner.com.

Ronnie Dunn Releases Exclusive Cracker Barrel CD

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If you’ve been looking for new music from Ronnie Dunn, Cracker Barrel is the place to go. As of May 21, “Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition” will be available exclusively in Cracker Barrel stores and online at crackerbarrel.com. Although the bulk of the CD was previously released by Dunn in 2011, this exclusive features two unreleased bonus tracks. Additionally, a portion of sales from this CD, which costs $11.99, will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ronnie Dunn specializes in songs about real life and real love, combined with rich patriotism. “More than ever before, I feel as though this album gave me a chance to tell my own story through songs that mean a lot to me,” says Dunn.  “And it’s particularly gratifying because, by working with Cracker Barrel, a portion of the CD retail sales will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.  To me, that truly makes this CD a special edition.”

Cracker Barrel is equally as pleased to pair with Dunn on this project. “We’re pleased to work with Ronnie Dunn on a collection of songs we not only think will resonate with our guests, but also will support our nation’s Wounded Warriors,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager.  “Ronnie shares his heart and his life-learned lessons through music and the result is a very special mix of memorable songs.”
 
Tracklisting for Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition:
1.     I Love My Country (Previously Unreleased)
2.     Singer In A Cowboy Band
3.     I Don’t Dance
4.     Your Kind Of Love
5.     How Far To Waco
6.     Once
7.     Cost Of Livin’
8.     Bleed Red
9.     Last Love I’m Tryin’
10.  Let The Cowboy Rock
11.  I Can’t Help Myself
12.  I Just Get Lonely
13.  Love Owes Me One
14.  Keep On Lovin’ You  (Previously Unreleased)

Dunn joins a plethora of country stars who have released CDS exclusively with Cracker Barrel, including Dolly Parton, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner and many more. For more information on Dunn, visit www.ronniedunn.com.

GAC Sells Out CMA Fest Kick-Off Breakfast

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The 5th Annual GAC Kick-Off Breakfast went on sale this morning and is already sold out! Taking place on Wednesday, June 7th, the breakfast will be sure to wake up country music fans to celebrate the start of CMA Fest, which starts on Thursday, June 8th. The breakfast will be held at the Country Music Fall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville at 7 a.m. (doors open at 6:30 a.m.). Ticket prices were $45 and include an intimate concert, full breakfast, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, plus a meet with greet with all of the scheduled performing artists – Josh Turner, Lauren Alaina, Thompson Square and Kip Moore.

All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the non-profit Hall of Fame.

GAC To Host Pre-CMA Breakfast

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GAC-TV is bringing back the pre-CMA Fest Breakfast for another year this year. The popular event has become the “unofficial start of CMA Music Fest” and will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 7 am CST at the Country Hall of Fame & Museum. Artists announced include American Idol’s Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Kip Moore, and Thompson Square. Tickets are $45 each and will give you access to the museum, a great breakfast, performances from each artist, and each artist will hold autograph sessions. All proceeds from the event will go to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 11 am EST and can be purchased on gactv.com.  If you’re wanting to go you better get your tickets right away, as this event normally sells out pretty quickly.

Welcome To The Opry, Keith Urban

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Last night was undoubtedly one of the highlights of Keith Urban‘s career. It was also a night for his many fans to be proud of the artist and man he is.

Keith was honoured by Opry members, friends and fans last night at the Grand Ole Opry as he was officially welcomed into the Opry family. He brought the crowd to its feet by kicking off the night performing “Days Go By.” Later on, he performed “Without You” acoustically with his wife Nicole Kidman looking on from backstage.

Opry members Trace Adkins and Josh Turner had the honour of officially inducting Keith into the Opry with General Manager Pete Fisher. After being handed the microphone trophy, which contains part of the Ryman Auditorium stage, Keith delivered a heartwarming acceptance speech…

Josh Turner Releasing Album June 12th

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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: