We wanted something special for the 45th Listener Appreciation Show, so we brought back the guy who packed Charles Koch Arena in 2010.  That was the year we had to seat guests behind the stage!

Josh has one of country music’s most recognizable voices. That rich, deep voice and distinctive style is unmistakable.

His platinum-selling debut Long Black Train came out in 2003.  Last year, Deep South was #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Over his career Josh has racked up multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. You know his hits like “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

Turner released his sixth studio album Deep South in March featuring the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.”  Turner shares, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album (Punching Bag) and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.”  Turner wrote four of the 11 tracks on the highly-anticipated album including the title track and he is impressing fans and critics alike.

Rolling Stone declares that Turner, with his “river deep baritone,” delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” PEOPLE Magazine says the “Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass” on Deep South and that the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”

Turner checked off another bucket list item when he added author to his list of accomplishments.  His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014.  As highlighted in the book, the Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, 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.

, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” and last years “Hometown Girl.”

Josh’s sixth studio album Deep South came out last March.  He wrote four of the eleven tracks including the title track. Josh told us, “I’ve grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.”

Rolling Stone declares that Turner, with his “river deep baritone,” delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” PEOPLE Magazine says the “Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass” on Deep South and that the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”

Since Josh was last in Wichita, he added author to his list of accomplishments.  His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014.  In the book he talks about performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, 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.

Josh has over 15 records that you will recognize from listening to KFDI.  Half of those songs were top five Country hits – and five of those were #1 songs here at KFDI.

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