Story Behind the Song: Josh Turner, ‘Everything Is Fine’
In August of 2008, Josh Turner released "Everything Is Fine" as the third single from his album of the same name. Written by the singer himself, the song finds Turner embodying a quintessential blue-collar American -- someone much like the people that he grew up around in South Carolina. Below, Turner explains how "Everything Is Fine" comes from that place, but has a message from which everyone can learn.
I was the sole writer on this song. The song was me putting myself in the shoes of this average, blue-collar American guy that wasn't necessarily financially well-to-do, but he was well-to-do in life: Everything that he could ever want -- whether it was family or community or church, his dog or his truck -- he had, so everything is fine.
I came from a rural background, and I didn't come in contact with a lot of wealthy people. I grew up around people that enjoyed life day to day and found pleasure in simple things.