Live Performance DVD Available Now, Portion Airing This Week as Television Special Hosted by Gospel Legend Bill GaitherÂ
Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2018)Â â€“ Â Named one of the â€œmost-anticipated country albumsâ€ this fall byÂ USA Today, multi-platinum-selling country singerÂ Josh Turnerâ€™sÂ I Serve A SaviorÂ released today to critical acclaim, â€œbypassing the Saturday-evening revelry of most modern-day country,â€ as stated byÂ Rolling Stone.Â The collection of hand-picked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turnerâ€™s most memorable hits,Â I Serve A Savior “complements the singerâ€™s baritone voice. All the while, [Turner] manages to put his distinct spin on the classics” sharesÂ Sounds Like Nashville, adding “I Serve A SaviorÂ provides a much needed message of hope to the listener… and proves that [Turner’s] gospel album was well worth the wait.”
ForÂ I Serve A Savior,Â Turner collaborated with GRAMMYÂ®Â Award-winning producer Kenny Greenberg. Greenberg calls the album â€œa vocal tour de forceâ€ with a bluegrass flare. â€œThis is where he comes from and who he is. This is what he grew up listening to and it became this labor of love.â€
MakingÂ I Serve A SaviorÂ was a dream come true for Turner, with his faith as the basis of the project, as he toldÂ The TennesseanÂ in an upcoming Sunday cover story. Additionally, the gospel project is one that fans have been asking to hear for years and “adds newÂ meaning to the songs that have defined Turner’s spirituality while allowing him toÂ contribute his own voice,” saysÂ Taste Of Country. Bringing a new dimension to the GRAMMYÂ® nomineeâ€™s already acclaimed career, “Turner has outdone himself” with his latest faith-based endeavor according toÂ Digital Journal, who called each track on the project “warm, inspirational and unique. It is evident that this studio effort was a labor of love for Turner.”
In addition to the 12-track studio project, Turner has released a complementing 90-minute live performance DVD featuring a special interview of Turner with gospel legend Bill Gaither, a performance with Turner alongside his wife, Jennifer, and their four sons, and more. The DVD has been edited to air as a one-hour television special hosted by Bill Gaither, which willÂ air this weekÂ on numerous networks across the U.S. and Canada, and will continue to air throughout the fall.ClickÂ hereÂ for more information on networks and air times.
Talking withÂ People.com,Â Turner discussed working with his family on the album, stating, “I wanted to have a moment on this record where I could feature [my kids] and my wife. Itâ€™s kind of wild and I think it might be the beginning of something special because all four of my boys seem to have a strong musical talent. Whether or not they pursue that as a career, time will tell. I donâ€™t know what the Lord is calling them to do.â€
Check out Joshâ€™s Gospel Greats playlistÂ here. To purchase Josh Turner’sÂ I Serve A Savior, clickÂ here.
About Josh Turner:
With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country musicâ€™s most recognizable hit-makers. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debutÂ Long Black TrainÂ to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release,Â Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMYÂ®, CMA and ACM Awards nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.5 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as â€œHometown Girl,â€ â€œWould You Go With Me,â€ â€œYour Man,â€ â€œTime Is Love,â€ â€œWhy Donâ€™t We Just Danceâ€ and â€œLong Black Train.â€
With his latest,Â I Serve A Savior, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career.
I Serve A SaviorÂ is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turnerâ€™s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including â€œAmazing Grace,â€ â€œHow Great Thou Artâ€ and â€œGreat Is Your Faithfulness,â€ as well as introducing originals including the title track, â€œI Serve A Savior,â€ and â€œThe River (of Happiness),â€ written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton.
Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.Â Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle.
The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a child, and in support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visitÂ www.JoshTurner.com.