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Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.

Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2015, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Josh Turner, which he submitted to this site on Friday 6 March 2015.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Josh Turner who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Sean Brady would also like to say 'thank you' to David Turner, Monitor Engineer at Josh Turner Enterprises, without whom this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote' from Josh Turner would not have been possible.



Josh Turner
This quote was submitted on Friday 6 March 2015.

'Gene Watson has always been one of country music's true stylists.

You know him when he comes on the radio and he stays true to the heart of country music.

Beyond that, he's a good man and has always been very kind to me and my team.

No ego.  Just class!'

Thank you, Josh Turner, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Josh Turner...

Josh Turner was born Joshua Otis 'Josh' Turner on Sunday 20 November 1977 and was raised in Hannah, South Carolina.

Josh Turner's parents are both of English ancestry. Growing up in the church, Josh founded a gospel quartet called Thankful Hearts, where he sang bass, in addition to singing the bass and baritone parts in choirs.

In 1996, Josh Turner developed a lesion on his right vocal cord. Josh was examined by the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic, where doctors advised him to let it heal on its own. Surgery was not required, but Josh did have to rest his voice for a year.

While Josh Turner rested his voice back at home, he learned classical vocal technique and how to take care of his voice and avoid developing further problems.

After high school, Josh Turner moved to Nashville in order to pursue a career in country music and enrolled in Belmont University.

After college, Josh Turner's fledgling career got a boost on Friday 21 December 2001 during his debut on The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, when he debuted a song he wrote titled 'Long Black Train'. Josh received a standing ovation in the middle of the song, then sang it again for an encore.

In 2003, Josh Turner signed to MCA Nashville Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 14 October 2003, of his debut album, 'Long Black Train' (MCA Nashville Records, 2003), which was produced by Mark Wright and included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'She'll Go on You' (written by Mark Narmore) (No.46, 2002)
'Long Black Train' (written by Josh Turner) (No.13, 2003)
'What It Ain't' (written by Tim Menzies and Monty Criswell) (No.31, 2004)

Josh Turner's debut album, 'Long Black Train' (MCA Nashville Records, 2003), also included the following tracks:

'In My Dreams' (written by Casey Beathard and Tony Martin)
'I Had One One Time', which was written by Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and Don Sampson
'Jacksonville' (written by Josh Turner and Pat McLaughlin)
'Backwoods Boy' (written by Josh Turner)
'Unburn All Our Bridges' (written by Jamie O'Hara)
'You Don't Mess Around with Jim', which was written by Jim Croce (Sunday 10 January 1943 - Thursday 20 September 1973)
'Good Woman Bad' (written by Pat McLaughlin and Roger Younger)
'The Difference Between a Woman & a Man' (written by Bobby Braddock)

Josh Turner's 'Long Black Train' (MCA Nashville Records, 2003) reached No.29 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart, and also reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, in January 2004.

Personnel involved in the recording of Josh Turner's debut album, 'Long Black Train' (MCA Nashville Records, 2003), included the following:

Lisa Cochran, Melodie Crittenden, Wes Hightower, Liana Manis, John Wesley Ryles and Russell Terrell (background vocals)
Eric Darken (percussion, vibraphone)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar)
Kevin 'Swine' Grantt (upright bass)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Steve Hinson (Dobro, pedal steel guitar)
Mike Johnson (Pedabro)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Pat McLaughlin (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Nashville String Machine (string section, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky)
Steve Nathan (piano)
Frank Rogers (electric guitar, baritone guitar, production)
Brent Rowan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, six-string bass guitar)
Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo, gut string guitar, resonator guitar)
Josh Turner (lead vocals, background vocals, photography)
Bergen White (string arrangements)

On Tuesday 24 January 2006, Josh Turner saw the release of his second album, 'Your Man' (MCA Nashville Records, 2006), which was produced by Frank Rogers and included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Your Man' (written by Jace Everett, Chris DuBois and Chris Stapleton) (No.1, 2005)
'Would You Go with Me' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill) (No.1, 2006)
'Me & God' (written by Josh Turner) (No.16, 2006) / this track, which was also released as a single to Christian Country Music Radio, featured duet vocals from Ralph Stanley, along with background vocals from Marty Roe, Gene Johnson and Dana Williams of Diamond Rio

Josh Turner's second album, 'Your Man' (MCA Nashville Records, 2006), also included the following tracks:

'Baby's Gone Home to Mama' (written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough)
'No Rush' (written by Shawn Camp, Brice Long and Billy Burnette)
'Loretta Lynn's Lincoln' (written by Shawn Camp and Mark D. Sanders)
'White Noise' (written by Josh Turner and John Anderson) / this track featured duet vocals from John Anderson
'Angels Fall Sometimes' (written by Josh Turner, Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy' (written by Bob McDill)
'Gravity' (written by Josh Turner and Mark Narmore)
'Way Down South' (written by Josh Turner)

Personnel involved in the recording of Josh Turner's second album, 'Your Man' (MCA Nashville Records, 2006), included the following:

Josh Turner (lead vocals, background vocals, art direction)
John Anderson (lead vocals, background vocals on 'White Noise')
Ron Block (banjo)
Jim 'Moose' Brown (piano, Wurlitzer)
Melodie Crittenden, Wes Hightower, Liana Manis, Pat McLaughlin, Kim Parent, Chris Stapleton and Russell Terrell (background vocals)
Eric Darken (percussion, vibraphone)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Steve Hinson (Dobro, pedal steel guitar)
Jeff King (electric guitar, baritone guitar)
B. James Lowry and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Gordon Mote (piano, Hammond organ, Clavinet)
Brent Rowan (electric guitar, six-string bass, tic-tac bass)
Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar, banjo)

Josh Turner's second album, 'Your Man' (MCA Nashville Records, 2006) reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart, No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, in 2006.

In 2007, Josh Turner received two Grammy Award nominations for his work on 'Your Man' (MCA Nashville Records, 2006); he received a 'Best Male Country Vocal Performance' nomination for the album's first track and second single, 'Would You Go with Me' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill), and a 'Best Country Album' nomination.

On Saturday 29 September 2007, while giving an award to Roy Clark on Clark's 20th anniversary on The Grand Ole Opry, Josh Turner was invited to become a member of The Grand Ole Opry.

On Saturday 27 October 2007, Josh Turner was inducted by Vince Gill and was the second youngest member after Carrie Underwood.

On Tuesday 30 October 2007, Josh Turner saw the release of his third album, 'Everything is Fine' (MCA Nashville Records, 2007), which was produced by Frank Rogers and sold about 84,000 copies in its first week of release; the album included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Firecracker' (written by Shawn Camp, Pat McLaughlin and Josh Turner) (No.2, 2007)
'Another Try' (written by Chris Stapleton and Jeremy Spillman) (No.15, 2008) / this track was a duet with Trisha Yearwood
'Everything is Fine' (written by Josh Turner) (No.20, 2008)

Josh Turner's third album, 'Everything is Fine' (MCA Nashville Records, 2007), also included the following tracks:

'So Not My Baby' (written by Shawn Camp and Phillips M. Lammonds)
'Trailerhood' (written by Josh Turner)
'Baby, I Go Crazy' (written by John Anderson and Josh Turner)
'Nowhere Fast' (written by Anthony Hamilton and Kelvin Wooten) / this track was a duet with Anthony Hamilton
'The Longer The Waiting (the sweeter the kiss)' (written by Roger Cook and Pat McLaughlin)
'One Woman Man', which was written by Tillman Franks (Wednesday 29 September 1920 - Thursday 26 October 2006) and Johnny Horton (Thursday 30 April 1925 - Saturday 5 November 1960)
'Soulmate' (written by John Anderson and Josh Turner)
'The Way He Was Raised' (written by Mark Narmore, Bobby Tomberlin and Josh Turner)
'South Carolina Low Country' (written by Josh Turner)

Josh Turner's third album, 'Everything is Fine' (MCA Nashville Records, 2007), reached No.5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums & Chart in 2007.

On Tuesday 9 February 2010, Josh Turner saw the release of his fourth album, 'Haywire' (MCA Nashville Records, 2010), which was produced by Frank Rogers, and included three tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Why Don't We Just Dance' (written by Jim Beavers, Darrell Brown and Jonathan Singleton) (No.1, 2010)
'All Over Me' (written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip) (No.1, 2010)
'I Wouldn't Be a Man' (written by Mike Reid and Rory Bourke) (No.18, 2010)

Josh Turner's fourth album, 'Haywire' (MCA Nashville Records, 2010), also included the following tracks:

'Haywire' (written by Josh Turner)
'Your Smile' (written by Elliot Park)
'Lovin' You on My Mind' (written by Kendell Marvel, Chris Stapleton and Tim James)
'As Fast as I Could' (written by Jeremy Spillman and Josh Turner)
'I'll Be There' (written by Phillip White and Steven Dale Jones)
'Eye Candy' (written by Josh Turner, Pat McLaughlin and Shawn Camp)
'Friday Paycheck' (written by Josh Turner and Mark Narmore)
'The Answer' (written by Josh Turner and Mark Narmore)

Personnel involved in the recording of Josh Turner's fourth album, 'Haywire' (MCA Nashville Records, 2010), included the following:

Josh Turner (art direction, photography)
Paula Turner (hair stylist, make-up)
David Angell, Zeneba Bowers, David Davidson and David Davidson (strings)
J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar)
Eric Darken (percussion)
Chip Davis, Gayle Mayes, Angela Primm, Ladye Love Smith and Reggie Smith (choir)
Shannon Forrest (drums)
Kevin Grantt (upright bass)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Steve Hinson (Dobro)
Wes Hightower, Chris Stapleton and Russell Terrell (background vocals)
Mike Johnson (Pedabro)
Gordon Mote (Hammond B3, piano, Wurlitzer)
Frank Rogers (keyboards)
Manny Rogers (keyboard engineer)
Brent Rowan (baritone and electric guitar)
Bryan Sutton (banjo, acoustic and gut string guitar)
Kristin Wilkinson (arranger, strings)

Josh Turner's 'Haywire' (MCA Nashville Records, 2010) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and No.2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2010.

The 'Deluxe Edition' of Josh Turner's 'Haywire' (MCA Nashville Records, 2010) included 'live recordings of Josh Turner's previous singles 'Long Black Train' and 'Your Man', two bonus songs, 'This Kind of Love' and 'Let's Find a Church', along with the music video for 'Why Don't We Just Dance'.

On Tuesday 12 June 2012, Josh Turner saw the release of his fifth album, 'Punching Bag' (MCA Nashville Records, 2012), which was produced by Frank Rogers and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Time is Love' (written by Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro) (No.2, 2012)
'Find Me a Baby' (written by Frank Rogers and Josh Turner) / this track did not chart

Josh Turner's fifth album, 'Punching Bag' (MCA Nashville Records, 2012), also included the following tracks:

'Introduction' (by Michael Buffer)
'Punching Bag' (written by Pat McLaughlin and Josh Turner)
'Deeper Than My Love' (written by Lee Thomas Miller and Chris Stapleton)
'Good Problem' (written by Mark Narmore and Josh Turner)
'Cold Shoulder' (written by Mark Narmore and Josh Turner)
'Whatcha Reckon' (written by Ben Hayslip and Josh Turner)
'Pallbearer' (written by Josh Turner) / this track featured guest vocals from Iris DeMent and Marty Stuart
'For the Love of God' (written by Josh Turner / this track featured guest vocals from Ricky Skaggs
'I Was There' (written by Monty Criswell and Tim Menzies)
'Left Hand Man' (written by Ben Hayslip and Josh Turner)

It was also in 2012 when Josh Turner saw the release of 'Live Across America' (Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Records, 2012), which included twelve of Josh's songs recorded in concert in different cities; the album was distributed through Cracker Barrel, of which Josh Turner said 'Those are the most magical performances of each song'.

On Monday 1 September 2014, Josh Turner saw the release of 'Lay Low', the first single from Josh's upcoming sixth studio album, which will be officially released on Tuesday 31 March 2015.

Visit Josh Turner's Official Site at joshturner.com
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