Josh Turner to Honor His Heroes on New Album, “Country State of Mind” [Listen to Title Track]

Josh Turner to Honor His Heroes on New Album, “Country State of Mind” [Listen to Title Track]

Josh Turner will celebrate his musical heroes on his upcoming album, Country State of Mind, which will be released on Aug. 21.

The 12-song collection features popular tunes and deep cuts from many of Josh’s influences, including Randy Travis (“Forever and Ever, Amen”), John Anderson (“I’ve Got It Made”), Johnny Cash (“The Caretaker”), Vern Gosdin (“I Can Tell By the Way You Dance”), Hank Williams (“Alone and Foresaken”) and more.

“I’ve always said that any song you hear coming from my voice, you’re going to hear bits and pieces of those [aforementioned] five guys,” says Josh. “They taught me how to be Josh Turner.”

In addition, a number of artists contributed vocals on the new album, including Kris Kristofferson (“Why Me”), Chris Janson (“Country State of Mind”), Maddie & Tae (“Desperately”), Runaway June (“You Don’t Seem to Miss Me”), Randy Travis (“Forever and Ever, Amen”), John Anderson (“I’ve Got It Made”) and Allison Moorer (“Alone and Foresaken”).

Randy’s contribution marks his first recording session since his stroke in 2013.

“Randy has always been my hero,” says Josh. “He was the reason I wanted to become a country singer. He’s an inspiring figure, not just to me but to a lot of people, so to have him sing on this record is pretty special.”

Country State of Mind Track Listing

  1. I’m No Stranger To The Rain
  2. I’ve Got It Made (Duet with John Anderson)
  3. Why Me (Duet with Kris Kristofferson)
  4. Country State Of Mind (Duet with Chris Janson)
  5. I Can Tell By The Way You Dance
  6. Alone And Forsaken (Featuring Allison Moorer)
  7. Forever And Ever, Amen (With Special Guest Randy Travis)
  8. Midnight In Montgomery
  9. Good Ol’ Boys
  10. You Don’t Seem To Miss Me (Featuring Runaway June)
  11. Desperately (Featuring Maddie & Tae)
  12. The Caretaker

Listen to the new album’s title track featuring Chris Janson below.

photo by NCD

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

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