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Josh Turner to Host Book Signing

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Josh Turner will be at Lifeway Christian Store, located at 1725 Galleria Blvd. in Franklin, Tenn. (just outside Nashville), on Tuesday, April 22nd from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm to sign copies of his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood.

Releasing nationwide April 29 with Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Man Stuff shares stories Turner has learned over the years as a son, brother, friend, husband and father.

“I was raised in a strong Christian family in a tight-knit community in rural South Carolina,” said Turner in the book’s introduction. “I was taught why being thoughtful, respectful, and considerate of others makes life more fulfilling, and why trusting God with your life’s decisions is wise. If all that sounds a little old-fashioned, well, that’s because it is. And I’m okay with that.”

Jase Robertson, star of A&E’s hit television series “Duck Dynasty,” provides the foreword for Man Stuff. Last year, Turner sang a duet with Robertson’s wife Missy on the song “Why I Love Christmas” from the Platinum-certified holiday album, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.

The book signing begins at 6:15 pm and ends at 7:15 pm and is free and open to the public.

Blake Shelton and Josh Turner Take Over Lon Helton’s Country Countdown USA

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It’s an all-star weekend on WestwoodOne’s Country Countdown USA. ACM’s “National Personality of the Year” Lon Helton has a rare weekend off. In his place is platinum recording star Josh Turner. His co-host is actually co-host of this year’s ACM awards, country superstar Blake Shelton.

The two shared stories about Blake’s role as a coach on NBC-TV’s The Voice, his wife Miranda Lambert, and their friends in the CCUSA Top 30. Blake’s current hit, “Doin’ What She Likes,” is in this week’s Top 5. In addition, Josh and Blake look ahead to next month’s ACM Awards, being held on April 6 in Las Vegas.

Grand Ole Opry Kicks Off Celebration of 40 Years of Music At The Grand Ole Opry House

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The Grand Ole Opry celebrated 40 years of country music at the Grand Ole Opry House Saturday evening (3/15) as the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, led the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff’s “Wabash Cannonball.” The 40th Opry House Anniversary Show began as the very first Opry performance at the Opry House did, with video footage of Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from 1940 performing the band’s signature song. That performance transitioned to footage of Acuff and the Opry cast singing the song on March 16, 1974 before finally seamlessly transitioning to the curtain going up on Old Crow and a stage full of tonight’s other performers finishing the number for the live audience.

The Opry House’s 40th Anniversary celebration leads into next year’s mark of 90 years since the Opry was founded on Nov. 29, 1925. Among the additional artists appearing on tonight’s two sold-out shows were Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year nominees Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton as well as Bill Anderson, Clint Black, Connie Smith, Josh Turner, and more.

“It’s good to be here tonight, y’all,” Lambert said on stage after performing her current single, “Automatic.” “I thought this next song would be appropriate to sing tonight to celebrate the Opry,” she continued.

Photos of special moments in the history of the Opry House then played on the Opry’s signature barn screen as Lambert performed her smash, “The House That Built Me.”

Lambert’s husband Blake Shelton took the stage next, performing his hit “Honey Bee.”

“Happy 40th anniversary to the Grand Ole Opry House!” Shelton cheered. “This particular building is the one I grew up dreaming of performing in someday. … I was trying to think coming in here today: ‘what’s something I can do that’s cool?’ There’s nothing cool about me whatsoever. The only real cool thing about me that’s cool is my wife, so if it’s OK, I’ll have her come back out here.”

Lambert then returned to the stage and the couple performed Shelton’s hit “Home.”

The Grand Ole Opry House is the Opry’s sixth home. It is also the only home built specifically for the Opry and the residence the Opry has called home the longest. The Opry House opened on March 16, 1974 with a standing room only Opry performance attended by President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, among other VIP guests. The evening marked the first time a U.S. president had ever attended the Opry. Nixon still stands as the only president ever to have performed on the Opry, having played “My Wild Irish Rose” and “God Bless America” on the Opry’s upright piano in addition to “Happy Birthday” in honor of First Lady Pat Nixon, who was celebrating her birthday that night. Even more memorably, President Nixon received an impromptu on-stage yo-yo lesson from Opry stalwart and yo-yo enthusiast Roy Acuff. During the lesson, Nixon famously quipped, “I’ll stay here and try to learn how to use the yo-yo; you go up and be President, Roy!”

The Opry House 40th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout the year with numerous shows and events and will include a 40th Anniversary exhibit unveiled tonight as a regular stop on Opry House Backstage Tours. The exhibit includes both the yo-yo and the piano used by President Nixon during his Opry visit. Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tours are available seven days a week and after most Opry performances. Opry shows are scheduled for every Friday and Saturday of the year. Tuesday shows will take place March 4 – Dec. 9, and Wednesday shows return June 11 – Aug. 6. Among those coming soon to the Opry stage are The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, Patty Loveless, and Ronnie Milsap.

Tickets and information are available at opry.com, 800-SEE-OPRY and at the Opry House Box Office.

Photo by: Chris Hollo

Josh Turner to Release a Book, ‘Man Stuff’

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Since signing with MCA Nashville in 2003, country music superstar Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums, had four singles climb to the top of the charts, entertained fans with sold-out shows across the country, received numerous award nominations, and was one of the youngest artists asked to join the Grand Ole Opry. Throughout this successful and demanding career, his life has remained strongly centered on his Christian faith and his family. Sharing stories from both his life and lessons he’s learned over the years as a son, brother, friend, husband, and father, Turner has written his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood, which will be released on April 29th with Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing.

“I was raised in a strong Christian family in a tight-knit community in rural South Carolina,” said Turner in the book’s introduction. “I was taught essential life lessons, like the value of a dollar, what hard work feels like, and how important an education is. I was taught why being thoughtful, respectful, and considerate of others makes life more fulfilling, and why trusting God with your life’s decisions is wise. If all that sounds a little old-fashioned, well, that’s because it is. And I’m okay with that.”

He continues, “In this book you’ll learn a little bit more about how God has shaped and continues to shape me. You’ll also learn about my wife, my boys, and the family I grew up in. I hope you see that the everyday small things in this life really do add up to matter a great deal in the long run. And I hope you’ll smile—even laugh—and gain a little wisdom along the way. Maybe even a lot.”

Jase Robertson, star of A&E’s hit television series Duck Dynasty, will provide the forward for Man Stuff. Last year, Turner sang a duet with Robertson’s wife Missy on the song “Why I Love Christmas” from the Platinum-certified holiday album, Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.

Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate 40 Years of Music at the Grand Ole Opry House

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The Grand Ole Opry is poised to celebrate 40 years of country music at its permanent home, the Grand Ole Opry House, beginning next month, with special events kicking off the weekend of March 15 and continuing throughout the year. The celebration will lead up to next year’s mark of 90 years since the Opry was founded on Nov. 28, 1925.

Among those scheduled to appear on two Opry House Anniversary performances March 15 are Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year nominees Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as well as Opry members Clint Black, Diamond Rio, and Josh Turner.

The Grand Ole Opry House is the Opry’s sixth home. It is also the only home built specifically for the Opry and the residence the Opry has called home the longest. The Opry House opened on March 16, 1974 with a standing room only Opry performance attended by President and Mrs. Richard Nixon, among other VIP guests. The evening marked the first time a U.S. president had ever attended the Opry. Nixon still stands as the only president ever to have performed on the Opry, having played “My Wild Irish Rose” and “God Bless America” on the Opry’s upright piano in addition to “Happy Birthday” in honor of First Lady Pat Nixon, who was celebrating her birthday that night. Even more memorably, President Nixon received an impromptu on-stage yo-yo lesson from Opry stalwart and yo-yo enthusiast Roy Acuff. During the lesson, Nixon famously quipped, “I’ll stay here and try to learn how to use the yo-yo; you go up and be President, Roy!”

The anniversary will also be marked by the March 15 release of Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, a new book treating fans to an all-access, behind the scenes look backstage at country music’s most famous show. The book offers more than 250 exclusive photos from the show’s archives along with stories and recollections from the Opry’s most beloved stars.

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