May 26

15 Best Josh Turner Songs To Dive In and Get To Know Him

Josh Turner songs are a collection of chart-topping hits to tracks that will tug your hearts and soul to classic country tropes and even songs that you didn’t think he’s also capable of. From “Long Black Train” to “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” this South Carolina native and his signature deep baritone surely made a mark in the country music scene. 

And here we compiled a list of the multi-platinum selling star’s 15 best songs that will surely make a Josh Turner fan out of you. 

1. She’ll Go On You, 2002

This is probably one of Turner’s lesser known songs but still deserves a spot in his best songs list. “She’ll Go On You” is a song about the women in your lives and how you shouldn’t take them for granted. Turner’s voice blended with the intimate sadness of the song, which will surely tug the strings of your heart. 

2. Long Black Train, 2003

The Gospel song, “Long Black Train,” is considered one of Josh Turner’s greatest hits which he wrote in 1999 as a 21-year-old college student at Nashville’s Belmont University. The breakthrough single of his career was inspired by Hank Williams’ train songs and earned him a record deal and is now certified Gold by the RIAA. 

3. What It Ain’t, 2003

A very G-rated love song, “What It Ain’t” is a follow-up to “Long Black Train.” While the song did not receive commercial success, it definitely showcased Turner’s versatility as a country music artist – that he is more than just about God and wholesome family songs. 

4. Your Man, 2005

With the iconic intro line “Baby lock the door and turn the lights down low,” this swooner of a song bagged him his first-ever country chart-topper. “Your Man” was one of Turner’s most popular hits that even non-country fans can definitely sing along with. 

5. Me and God, 2006

With the song “Me and God”, Turner enlisted celebrated bluegrass artist and banjo player Ralph Stanley for a duet as he sang about his profound faith in God. The powerful Gospel single was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the 2007 ACM Awards.

6. Would You Go With Me, 2006

A certified Platinum track, “Would You Go With Me” scored Turner his second number one country single. He was also nominated for the 2007 Grammys for Male Country Vocal Performance of the Year for this song. 

7. Firecracker, 2007

This honky-tonk song which was co-written by Turner himself along with Shawn Camp and Pat McLaughlin, was his fastest-climbing single. The song debuted at number 58 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 2. 

8. Everything Is Fine, 2008

“Everything Is Fine” sounds as country as country could get, and it’s really easy to sing along with. Josh Turner wrote this song as the title track and third single from the album of the same name. It was a creative way of describing and appreciating the peaceful things in life and easily became a fan favorite. 

9. Another Try, 2008

“Another Try” featured a moving duet of Josh Turner and Trisha Yearwood and it was a destined hit. This ballad about a man trying to get back his lover was a gorgeous harmony of sounds, with Yearwood adding so much emotion and texture to the song. 

10. Why Don’t We Just Dance, 2009

This song can never be left out of this list simply because it’s one hell of a fun song and a four-week chart-topper at that. “Why Don’t We Just Dance” earned Turner his third number one hit and inspired fans to record their own flash mob dance parties across America. 

11. I Wouldn’t Be a Man, 2010

“I Wouldn’t Be a Man” was written by songwriting legend Mike Reid and Rory Bourke and originally recorded by Don Williams and was covered by Turner in 2010. The song played right into Turner’s deep baritone voice sending his version on the charts. 

12. All Over Me, 2010

A fun summer tune, “All Over Me,” delivers the classics of country with the irresistible charm of Turner’s signature baritone. The 2010 number one hit from Turner’s catalogue is always a fun listen.  

13. Time Is Love, 2012

A spinoff from the old saying “Time is money,” this song was named by Billboard as the number one Country Song of 2012 despite never reaching the peak position. It was the second song in history to ever achieve this distinction, following Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy” in 2010. 

14. Lay Low, 2014

This comeback song was right on the beat of Turner’s simple yet classic country songs. It was an honest song with a straightforward and familiar melody that listeners could relate to. And sometimes, people just need this kind of song, and Josh Turner just delivers it best. 

15. Hometown Girl, 2016

This comeback hit about a girl who never forgot where she was raised earned Turner his fifth number one single with over 87.5 million streams recorded. “Hometown Girl” was the second single off his multi-platinum selling album “Deep South.”

If you want a simple country tune or a song to comfort your weary soul or just have some good old fun, Josh Turner songs will always be good songs to add to your playlist! 


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