Josh Turner Gives Acoustic Sneak Peek at Upcoming Album
What moves you musically? The rush of being up close to your favorite band in your favorite club? The cinema and pageantry of the lights and smoke and sheer volume of a stadium show? For me it's the pure, simple combination of acoustic guitar and human voice.
Strip away the light show. Ditch the smoke machine. Park someone on a barstool in the middle of a stage, hand them a guitar and let them sing you a story.
That's exactly what Josh Turner has done in this teaser for his upcoming album, Country State of Mind, which is scheduled for release on August 21st.
In his acoustic video teaser, Josh covers Keith Whitley's 1989 hit, I'm No Stranger To The Rain. Sadly, Keith Whitley passed away just three weeks before he was (unknown to him) scheduled to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He was 33. With only two albums to his name he had 12 Billboard charted Country singles before his passing and another 7 more after.
Keith's long-time battle with alcohol led to his death in 1989 but his music lives on. It's great to see today's artists remembering their musical heritage and Josh Turner's rich voice is one that suits this song perfectly.
In case you've forgotten, here's Keith Whitley's 1989 video for the song.
Josh Turner's upcoming album, Country State of Mind, will be a tribute to the artists he listened to as his music matured and will feature duets with Kris Kristofferson, John Anderson, Randy Travis, Chris Janson and more. Maddie & Tae even make an appearance on the album.