While touring on the west coast this past December, Josh Turner took some time to join former pro football player Mike Pawlawski on a wild hog hunt for Outdoor Channel’s “Gridiron Outdoors.”
The episode, airing Feb. 14th at 6 p.m. ET (re-air Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET), follows Turner and Pawlawski in the hills of California’s San Joaquin Valley as they seek out a mammoth 300+ lb. wild boar. Preview the episode below.
“What an exciting day,” expresses Turner. “Mike and the guys were great to hunt with and this hog is incredible. They say he’s in the top 1% of what they see as far as size goes. It took four grown men to hoist him onto the tailgate!”
In what Morning Hangover is calling “the most electric performer at CRS,” Chris Janson brought the Country Radio Seminar crowd to their feet at the New Faces Show here in Nashville last night. His five-song set was bookended with his unique style of harmonica playing and included his #1 Platinum-certified smash, “Buy Me A Boat,” and new chart-rising single “Power of Positive Drinkin’.”
Of his performance, Billboard lauded, “Janson made the strongest statement of the night that he has arrived,” and concluded saying he was “The hit of the night, for sure. Slam dunk. Touchdown. Whatever you want to call it!”
“Thank you for putting food on my table and letting me feed my family,” said Janson, whose ‘overnight success’ started a decade ago playing Tootsies Orchid Lounge on Lower Broadway in Nashville. “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Janson also performed at the Grand Ole Opry Showcase at CRS earlier in the week. His performance was obviously memorable and included a killer harmonica solo.
Janson’s incredible success this past year earned him spots on tour with Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. Racking up industry recognition, he received his first ever nominations from the Academy of Country Music for New Male Vocalist of the Year and two nominations for “Buy Me A Boat” as Single of the Year and as producer of the song. Most recently, iHeartRadio Music Awards also recognized “Buy Me A Boat” with a nomination for Country Song of the Year.
Next week Janson will join labelmate Blake Shelton on the road starting Feb. 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio for the kick-off of Shelton’s 2016 Tour Presented By Gildan.
DATE CITY VENUE
2/18/2016 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
2/19/2016 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
2/20/2016 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/25/2016 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/26/2016 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
3/3/2016 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/4/2016 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
3/5/2016 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
3/17/2016 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
3/18/2016 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Joey and Rory have remained steadfast and faithful throughout Joey’s journey with cancer. The couple have been truly inspirational, and we’re so grateful for Rory documenting his thoughts and feelings in such a beautiful way. These days, the couple have taken to praying for big miracles one day at a time, and we ask that you join them.
This week is a landmark one for the couple. Today, their album Hymns & Stores that Are Important to Us was released today. Sunday is Valentine’s Day, Monday the Grammys take place, which the couple are nominated, and Wednesday their baby girl Indiana turns 2.
There is a reason Joey has made it this long. Let us all join together in prayer that she gets to experience all this week has to offer.
So my hope this year instead is to hold her hand and take her on a ‘virtual’ walk down memory lane together… with pictures and videos on my laptop. I want to take her back to where our lives first began together, and relive this beautiful journey that God has taken us on… from that first song she heard me sing at the Bluebird cafe, to the last one we sang together as we stood on stage and took our final bow… to the songs that she will leave behind here on earth and the ones she will soon sing for eternity to our sweet Lord in that heavenly choir up yonder.
A trip down memory lane together…
That, and I’m hoping for a few soft kisses. The passion for each other that Joey and I once had has been replaced by the sweetest, gentlest kisses.
I live for those kisses.
They are enough.
A few nights later we will again gather around Joey’s bed and turn the tv-in-the-corner on and watch the Grammy Awards – Joey’s mama and daddy and her three sisters and their kids – all of us having a big-time together. We’ll watch the presenters and performances and scan the cutaways to the audience for our daughters and our manager in the sea of people dressed-to-the-nines for the big night. And we will smile at each other and wonder how in the world we got so blessed. How we’ve come so far without going anywhere at all.
For Indy’s birthday, the family will gather to celebrate.
Our plan is to put streamers up around Joey’s bed and move Indiana’s high-chair in beside her, so Joey can be part of it. So she can watch our little-one eat her cupcake and rip the wrapping paper off her gifts. But Joey is very fragile right now, and so with all of these plans we have, we will need to adjust for what my wife needs.
God Bless this family. I hope they call Joey and Rory’s names on GRAMMY night.