He’s had a knockout career, with over five million albums sold since his debut with Long Black Train, and now Josh Turner, country music’s most recognizable voice, steps into the ring again. Celebrating the release of his fifth studio album, Punching Bag (MCA Nashville), to stores nationwide today, Turner will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show on Wednesday, June 13 with additional upcoming television appearances listed below.
The album features his current Top 15 Country Billboard single, “Time Is Love,” and in the liner notes, Turner explains the inspiration behind the title track, “Punching Bag.” He makes references to Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky movies and says, “I hope my music can bring you the inspiration and motivation to keep moving forward. I hope it brings a smile to your face. I hope it makes you tap your toes. I hope it brings a happy tear to your eyes and makes you want to share your life with others around you.”
Turner co-wrote eight of the 11 tracks on the album and it features guest vocal appearances by Marty Stuart andIris DeMent (“Pallbearer”), Ricky Scaggs (“For The Love of God”), and Turner’s wife and children (Jennifer, Hampton, Colby and Marion Turner) on “Find Me A Baby.”