In 2003, Josh Turner released his second single to country music. Long Black Train slowly worked its way up the charts, eventually stalling just shy of the top ten. The single had a large impact, however, on listeners. While his first album introduced him to country music fans, his second album made him a star.
In the long term, ‘All Over Me’ is unlikely to be remembered as a standout entry in Turner’s catalog, but in the short term, it’s a fun, lighthearted summer song that is enjoyable to listen to, despite the slightly heavy-handed production.
People often expect deep, thought-provoking songs out of artists, but it’s nice when artists release lighthearted songs as well. Life is fun and enjoyable as well as difficult.
Josh Turner hit the road this spring with a pair of fellow baritones. Josh joined Chris Young as opening acts on the Alan Jackson Freight Train Tour. The touring show provided fans with classic, authentic, traditional country music.
The tour is over now as the three artists take to the fair circuit for the summer. Chris Young said on his Twitter page that it was a blast. Hopefully these three can continue playing shows together. There is nothing like the traditional music they all love and share with fans. Alan Jackson is still going strong today in country music and Josh and Chris seem to be the future torch bearers of the traditional sound just as Alan and Clint Black were for George Jones and Randy Travis.
I think Josh Turner has a lot of great music left to share with fans. He may not be the next Alan Jackson, but he sure is going to be great at being himself. His new single is great and his experience with Alan Jackson on tour should only help.
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It turns out Josh rolled his ankle during a pickup game of basketball with Chris Young while on tour. He had to perform his set while perched on a stool. That sounds like a great concert to me.