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Josh Otis Turner
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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
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:
Jennifer Ford Turner - Wife
Matt Turner - Brother
Karen Turner - Mother
Joe Turner - Father
Carrie Turner - Sister
Colby Lynch Turner - Son
Crawford Marion Turner - Son
Hampton Otis Turner - Son
Josh Turner Awards:
2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Breakthrough Video of the Year - Nominee
2007 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
Belmont University, Nashville, TN (BA in Music, 2001); attended Francis Marion University, Florence, SC (1996-98)
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