For nearly two decades, Josh Turner has been one of country music’s most recognizable voices, selling more that 8.5 million units and amassing more than 2.5 billion global streams. He has never kept his reverence for traditional country music a secret, but with this latest album, Turner is definitely in a Country State of Mind.
Turner will be performing at Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater Thursday, August 4th. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30. Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 21 and range in cost from $49 to $79 plus ticket fees. Tickets can be purchased at https://joshturnertickets.eventbrite.com.
The dozen songs on Country State of Mind, including songs from Randy Travis, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, span more than half a century of classic country music, encompassing both well-known standards and deep-catalog cuts.
From the very start of his career through chart-topping hits like “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” and “All Over Me,” Turner has immersed himself in country music’s history and its iconic figures. After all, this is someone who, as a student at Nashville’s Belmont University, took and open gate on Johnny Cash’s property as a sign he should knock on the legendary singer’s door and introduce himself.
Later, as the hits came, along with multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM nominations, Turner joined the Grand Ole Opry. One of country music’s oldest and most allowed traditions, the Opry once counted Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash and George Jones among its ranks. Turner shares membership with heroes like Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and Patty Loveless.
Turner is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.