I Serve A Savior Top 10 for 17 Consecutive Weeks on Both Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and Top Contemporary Christian Albums Chart
Upcoming Performances at Nashville House Concerts Live at War Memorial Auditorium and the famed Grand Ole Opry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, March 5, 2019) – Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior earned debut placements across multiple charts, including No. 1 on Nielsen’s Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. The album remained Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for 17 consecutive weeks and it continues to be Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart since its Oct. 26 release. Now, the “musically brilliant” (Worship Musician) album is available on vinyl beginning March 8. Pre-order available now including exclusive packages, autographed options and more. Click HERE for additional information.
“There is a specialness to vinyl records,” shares Turner. “Even today with the newer records being made into vinyl it has that vintage feel. I think a lot people are getting back into that now. It’s introducing the younger generation to that way of listening to music. It’s more simple and takes a lot of the technology aspect out of it. It’s still cool to go through my vinyl collection and throw one on the turntable and listen to one, it takes you back in time in a sense.”
I Serve A Savior marks Turner’s first appearance on Billboard’s Christian charts and it is his eighth top ten appearance on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the multi-platinum-selling singer.
Adding a new dimension to the GRAMMY® nominee’s already acclaimed career, the faith-based collection produced by Kenny Greenburg includes hand-picked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner’s most memorable hits including “Me and God” and “Long Black Train.” A portion of the 90-minute live performance DVD released in addition to the project will continue to air this month on numerous networks throughout the U.S. and Canada. Click HERE for more information on networks and air times.
In addition to his regular touring, Turner is performing as part of the unique Nashville House Concerts Live at War Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, March 7 and he will be returning to Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House for an Opry performance and in-store signing this Friday, March 8 at 7pm. For tickets and more information, go to www.JoshTurner.com.
About Josh Turner:
With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Awards nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.7 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train.”
With his latest, I Serve A Savior, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career. I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton.
Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle.
The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a child, and in support of music education, he 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. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.
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