Exclusive Premiere: Watch Josh Turner Perform “Hometown Girl” on the Grand Ole Opry Stage

Exclusive Premiere: Watch Josh Turner Perform “Hometown Girl” on the Grand Ole Opry Stage

In May, traditional-leaning country crooner Josh Turner delighted his fans by releasing “Hometown Girl,” his first single in nearly two years. The new tune, which was penned by Mark Beeson and Daniel Tashian, is expected to appear on Josh’s upcoming sixth studio album.

Josh, a family man in his own right with wife Jennifer and four sons, was drawn to “Hometown Girl” and its message of family and tradition.

“I love the third verse where it talks about Her mamma’s mamma was born right here, and her roots run deeper than that old town square,” says Josh. “There’s a heritage there, there’s a tradition there, there’s a family lineage there.”

On August 30, Josh took his message of family to the Grand Ole Opry, where he performed “Hometown Girl” for the Opry faithful. Since debuting on the Opry stage in 2001—and being inducted in 2007—Josh has become a regular favorite of the Opry family.

During his three-song set, Josh performed his No. 1 hit “All Over Me,” “Long Black Train” and “Hometown Girl,” which is currently No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

Check out the video premiere of Josh’s “Hometown Girl” on the Opry stage.

Video courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell