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Josh Turner Brings ‘Man Stuff’ to Cracker Barrel


Josh Turner’s first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood, is now available at all 633 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations. The fan-favorite book features a variety of stories and anecdotes from Turner’s life, often revealing a lesson or piece of advice that the singer/songwriter learned. Focusing on his Christian faith, each of the chapters begins with a scripture verse that relates to the stories being told. As a husband, son, brother, friend, and father of four boys, Turner has had a multitude of experiences which he shares with the readers.

Originally released in April, Man Stuff is published by Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, and features a forward written by Turner’s friend and “Duck Dynasty” star, Jase Robertson.

“I was thrilled to hear about Cracker Barrel® wanting to carry Man Stuff,” said Turner. “We’ve had a lot of fun over the past several years. I partnered with Cracker Barrel for the release of my two live albums and they’ve come out on the road with me as my tour sponsor a couple of times. They are good friends and great partners and I am excited to have another project with them.”

Turner and Cracker Barrel have built a strong relationship over the years. In 2007, his Live at the Ryman CD was released through the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program. Five years later, Cracker Barrel exclusively released his Live Across America CD (featuring 12 songs recorded at 12 different concerts) and sponsored his 2012 tour.
Turner recently released his brand new song “Lay Low” to country radio. “Lay Low” is the lead single off his upcoming sixth studio album due out in early 2015 on MCA Records.

Josh Turner’s Welcome Return to Belmont University

Photo Credit: Andrea Hallgren / Belmont University

Photo Credit: Andrea Hallgren / Belmont University

MCA Nashville recording artist and Belmont University alumnus Josh Turner returned earlier this week to the Nashville institution as a special guest for student chapel. Turner shared numerous stories with the students and faculty including the inspiration for one of his most well-known hits, “Long Black Train,” which took place only steps away from the packed 1,000-seat Massey Performing Arts Center.

Turner expressed,

“It’s great to back. Although I was only able to attend Belmont for three years, if I had it to do all over again, I’d come back to Belmont.”

As a student at Belmont in 1999, Turner conceptualized and wrote “Long Black Train.” It was only fitting he close chapel with an acoustic performance of the hit song that helped launch his impressive career. Turner’s latest single “Lay Low” is on country radio now.

Photo: Country star Josh Turner reveals the inspiration for his hit “Long Black Train” to Belmont University’s Harry Chapman (Director of Special Projects), students and faculty attending chapel at Massey Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Turner wrote the hit song in 1999 as a student at BU.

Josh and Jennifer Turner Welcome Baby Boy

Josh Turner

Country star Josh Turner announced today that he and his wife Jennifer are now the proud parents of four. Joining big brothers Hampton, Colby and Marion, Samuel Hawke Turner came in yesterday morning weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring 20.5”.

“God has truly blessed Jennifer and me with this healthy little boy,” shares Josh. “We are so thankful and excited to see our family grow yet again.”

In addition to being a multi-platinum-selling country artist, Josh is known for being a true family man. He shared his experiences and life lessons learned from being a son, a husband and a father with his book MAN STUFF: Devotional Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood.

Currently, Josh in the studio finishing his sixth studio album due out in early 2015 on MCA Nashville.  As Josh revealed via Instagram earlier this week, the lead single off the project is “Lay Low,” impacting country radio Sep. 15.

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Josh Turner to Headline Cumberland Heights Fundraiser

Josh Turner

Josh Turner will headline this year’s annual Concert for Cumberland Heights, an annual fundraiser supporting Cumberland Heights’ John Hiatt Fund for adolescent and young adult treatment. The concert is set for October 15th at 8 p.m. in Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and tickets go on sale July 18th through the Ryman Auditorium box office and Ticketmaster. An accompanying auction will be held online July 18th – August 1st featuring specialty tickets and an autographed copy of Turner’s latest book Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood. Local band Striking Matches, an emerging talent made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, will open the show.

“The response we’ve received through the years from the Nashville music community is overwhelming. Contributions by artists like Josh have made the event one of the most successful fundraisers at the Ryman,” said Walt Quinn, chief marketing officer for Cumberland Heights. “We’re thrilled that Josh will be the headliner for the concert this year. He’s an A-list performer who is sure to attract a full house.”

“I’m looking forward to playing for Cumberland Heights to help them raise money so they can continue the great work that they do. Alcohol and drug abuse is damaging to the person experiencing it but it’s also detrimental to their family and friends,” said Turner.

The Concert for Cumberland Heights is always a sellout, and the historic Ryman Auditorium provides the perfect backdrop for its ongoing relationship with the music community. Cumberland Heights offers a music therapy program that includes workshops, performances and special visits from a range of music industry professionals.

The proceeds from the annual concert will support the John Hiatt Fund. Hiatt, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, participates in the event each year. Since Cumberland Heights established the concert fundraiser in 1996, it has raised nearly two million dollars for the Hiatt Fund, which supports adolescents and young adults, ages 14 – 24 and their families through the recovery process.

This year’s sponsors for the Concert for Cumberland Heights include Pilot and Flying J, H.G Hill Realty, the Haslam Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Perkins III and the Cal Turner Family Foundation.

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Josh Turner Joins Smithsonian’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” Bicentennial Celebration

Josh Turner

Josh Turner joins the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and the flag that inspired it.

Turner has a special video of his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that will be featured on alongside 19 other renditions of the iconic song commissioned by the Smithsonian from artists like Patty Griffin, Valerie June, Phish, Train and more ranging from rock, R&B, bluegrass and country.

“‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ has become one of the most recognizable songs in our country’s history,” shares Turner. “It was inspired by an actual event where our country was attacked, prevailed and our flag was still waving in the aftermath. It outlines what our flag stands for and why that’s so important. It is always an honor to sing it.”

The online initiative accompanies a live Flag Day event in Washington, D.C. with musical performances culminating in Saturday’s 4 p.m. EDT national sing-a-long of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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