Josh Turner

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Josh Otis Turner
  • Birth Place: Hannah, SC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/20/1977, Scorpio
  • Profession: Country singer
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Josh Turner Fast Facts:
  • Introduced to country music by his grandmother.
  • Influences include Hank Williams, Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash and Vern Gosdin.
  • Made his public singing debut in church at age 5 with the song "Arky Arky."
  • Developed a vocal lesion in the mid-'90s, due in part to working around chemicals in an agricultural warehouse. He had to cease singing for a year while it healed.
  • Was a classmate of American Idol contestant Melinda Doolittle at Belmont University.
  • Wrote breakthrough hit "Long Black Train" after listening to a Hank Williams box set while at the Belmont library. 
  • Released his debut full-length album, Long Black Train, in October 2003. It went on to sell more than 1 million copies.
  • Josh Turner Relationships:
  • Crawford Marion Turner - Son
  • Karen Turner - Mother
  • Hampton Otis Turner - Son
  • Jennifer Ford Turner - Wife
  • Matt Turner - Brother
  • Joe Turner - Father
  • Carrie Turner - Sister
  • Colby Lynch Turner - Son
  • Josh Turner Awards:
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Breakthrough Video of the Year - Nominee
  • College:
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN (BA in Music, 2001); attended Francis Marion University, Florence, SC (1996-98)

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