Deep South

Deep South

by Josh Turner

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Overview

The last time Josh Turner made an album was back in 2012, just after American Idol winner -- and major league Turner fan -- Scotty McCreery pushed the deep-voiced singer into the pop spotlight. Punching Bag, the record Turner put out in the summer of 2012, topped the Billboard country chart but had only one hit ("Time Is Love") before fading away, a fate that also befell "Lay Low," a single he issued in 2014. "Lay Low" found its way onto Deep South, the long-awaited Turner album that finally appeared in the spring of 2017. Such a long wait between records, particularly with a failed single at its midpoint, suggests that Turner and his label were searching around for the right artistic direction for his sixth album. Deep South does bear this supposition out, but not in a bad way. Turner doesn't attempt to chase trends, choosing instead to lean into his knack for supple balladry and then build a mature modern country around that sound. While there may be a heavy dose of ballads on Deep South, he finds plenty of space for fun, going so far as to close the album with "Hawaiian Girl," a song that feels like a tip of the hat to Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii. Usually, Turner doesn't look quite so far back in the past. He chooses to stop somewhere between 1995 and 2005, favoring a straight-ahead country that still finds place for goofy party tunes ("All About You") and breezy Caribbean vibes ("Beach Bums"). What keeps Deep South from feeling like a throwback is how Turner is embracing his approaching middle age. He's relying on his musical roots while finding sustenance in home and family, and these two qualities tie together the musical walkabouts on Deep South.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2017
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602547115737
catalogNumber: 002236602
Rank: 27329

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Josh Turner   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Steve Hinson   Pedal Steel Guitar
David LaBruyere   Bass
Gordon Mote   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Vocal Harmony
Tania Hancheroff   Vocal Harmony
Frank Rogers   Electric Guitar
Glen Smith   Background Vocals
Horace Dudoit   Ukulele,Background Vocals
Chris Kamaka   Background Vocals
Shannon Forest   Drums
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Guitar (Resonator)
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar
Dave Cohen   Synthesizer
Jaw Harp   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Anderson   Composer
Marc Beeson   Composer
Kenny Greenberg   Producer,Additional Production
Ted Greene   Additional Production
Mills Logan   Engineer
Daniel Tashian   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Andrew Dorff   Composer
Josh Turner   Composer,Art Direction
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Frank Rogers   Producer
Steven Dale Jones   Composer
David Huff   Programming
Brad Tursi   Composer
Justin Weaver   Composer
Jonathan Singleton   Composer
Brandon Kinney   Composer
Mark Narmore   Composer
Ben Daniel   Composer
Justin Ebach   Composer
Jeff Weinkauf   Engineer

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