Platinum Country Music Star Josh Turner Plays The McCoy
Multi-platinum country music artist Josh Turner has garnered multiple Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music award nominations with hits including "Your Man," "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Firecracker," "Would You Go with Me," "All Over Me," and "Time Is Love," the most played country song of 2012.
The McCoy Marquee Series presents Josh Turner at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany) on Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $36.50-$66.50 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.mccoycenter.org, or by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers, Turner has sold more than 12.5 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music, and is one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut, Long Black Train, to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, he has garnered multiple Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music nominations.
Rolling Stone declared that Turner, with his "river deep baritone," delivers an "eagerly awaited album from a country purist." PEOPLE Magazine said, "the Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass" on Deep South and that the album is "an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on 'Hometown Girl' to savoring the laid-back life on the title track."
Turner checked off another bucket list item when he added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood, was released in 2014. As highlighted in the book, the Hannah, SC, native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, and therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.