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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 www.joshturner.com
Photo Courtesy of ABC News/Fred Lee
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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:
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
“Time Is Love”
“Deeper Than My Love”
“Find Me A Baby” (feat. Turner’s wife and children)
“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.
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.