If you haven’t got your hands on that new Josh Turner project yet, what are you even doing with your life?
Randy Travis singing on the record, his first trip into the vocal booth since his stroke in 2013, is the obvious standout on the new album, but there’s a ton of great stuff on here.
Duets with John Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Runaway June and more, plus covers of George Jones, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams and more, the album is top to bottom phenomenal.
But back to Randy…
“Randy was the reason I moved to Nashville. There were a ton of Randy songs I considered for this project. I couldn’t stop thinking about the times since his stroke I had seen him sing “amen” at various events in Nashville. This was the first time that Randy had been in the studio since his stroke. If a picture is worth a thousand words… this one word is worth a thousand words.”
And if anyone can do Randy Travis some justice, it’s Josh Turner.
In addition to the studio cuts, Josh has been releasing these knockout acoustic performances and of course, you know he had to do an acoustic version of “Forever And Ever Amen,” featuring Randy himself.
Just look at that smile at the end…
“As long as old men sit and talk about the weather