Josh Turner started his musical career in 2001 when he performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Then, his career skyrocketed in 2003 when he released the single “Long Black Train” under his album of the same name. Unfortunately, the single didn’t top the country charts. However, the single was his breakthrough single. It made him more popular in the country music scheme. Also, Turner was recognized, and he began recording more songs.
Finally, in 2006, after years of creating songs, Turner placed his very first number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart which is called “Your Man.” The single was certified Gold by RIAA, and it was documented to sell over 1,307,000 in the United States.
Chris Stapleton, Chris Dubois, and Jace Everett are the songwriters behind the words and lyrics of “Your Man.” The song was released in August 2005 and was part of Turner’s album “Your Man.”
Furthermore, the single won the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards for songwriters for both Chris Stapleton and Chris DuBois. Meanwhile, Jace Everett won the Broadcast Music Incorporated award.
Josh Turner is undeniably a devotee of the new era of honky-tonk. This is because of his deep-toned voice and style of music. However, Turner is a breath of fresh air yet an old soul. He’s one of the few artists who embrace the true roots of country music.
As a young boy, Turner grew up singing in the church. He founded and formed the group called “Thankful Hearts” wherein he sang bass. Also, Turner sang baritone parts in choirs. Due to a lesion on his right vocal cord, Turner learned classical vocal techniques which he mostly applies to his songs.
Turner enrolled in Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his musical career. After a long wait and lots of hard work, he got his debut when he performed at the Grand Ole Opry. He releases his signature song “Long Black Train”.
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