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Josh Turner

  • Hit songs include "Your Man," "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Firecracker," and "Time Is Love"
  • Member of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Has Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum albums

Nashville’s first taste of Josh Turner came with his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in December 2001. The moment has become somewhat legendary in Opry storytelling circles. "When the curtain opened that night," the proverbial storyteller would begin, "no one holding a ticket to the show had ever heard of Josh Turner. But by the end of that chilly Nashville evening, the young singer was all anyone in the audience could talk about." Turner wowed the crowd with his self-penned "Long Black Train", the song that would eventually become his first hit. During this performance, the unknown baritone was showered with several standing ovations.

His debut album sold more than one million copies and his sophomore album, Your Man, was one of only four country albums to reach double-platinum status in 2006. He is also continuously heralded by critics as one of the brightest young stars in country music today and his voice has been compared to the legendary Johnny Cash. This status is marked by his invitation to be one the youngest members of the famed Grand Ole Opry.

Turner has released six studio albums.


Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on April 19, 2009.