Josh Turner Turned His Motto Into His Dream
Last week, Josh Turner announced that he is releasing a deluxe edition of his latest album, 'Haywire,' on Feb. 9. The album will contain new music and rare bonus material from the South Carolina native. In the current GAC special, 'Origins,' featuring Josh, he talks about life growing up back before his move to Nashville, and how he accomplished his dream one step at a time.
"I grew up like a lot of country boys and girls do -- amongst the pine trees, dirt roads, farms, mules and people who were real," he tells GAC. "I grew up going to a real small missionary baptist church. We would sing a lot of the old standards ... the hymns and everything. Those songs are still my favorite and are pretty timeless."
While he attended that church, Josh began experimenting with singing and developed a passion that pushed him in the direction of Nashville as he got older.
"I ended up really having a dream and a passion for country music. My dream was to go to Nashville. I had my sights set on my dream. I used to have an '89 Toyota Ford truck. On the front of the truck, I had this license plate with cowboy boots and a guitar that I had airbrushed at Wal-Mart. It said 'Chasin' A Dream.' That was kind of my motto. That was what I was living by. I was chasing that dream. I didn't know how, I didn't know when, and I didn't know how I was going to get there, but my dream was to be here in Music City U.S.A."
Josh's latest single is 'Why Don't We Just Dance,' which is currently climbing the charts.