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Josh Turner Fills The Country Music Gap With New Album, "Country State of Mind"

In a time where we welcome almost anything new in country music, Multi-platinum-selling country music star Josh Turner delivers. He has invited fans on a wonderful journey into country music history with his outstanding new studio album "COUNTRY STATE OF MIND" out now on MCA Nashville.

The 12-song collection finds Turner paying homage to a cross-section of classic country music icons, including five legends whom he has called his “Mount Rushmore of Country Music”-Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin, and Hank Williams. He also invited a stellar group of guest artists to join him, from legends such as Randy Travis and Kris Kristofferson, to newer contemporary voices such as Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

One of the standout tracks on "COUNTRY STATE OF MIND" is Turner’s soulful rendition of the Randy Travis classic “Forever and Ever, Amen.” Recording the track provided him with an opportunity to invite his hero and mentor back into the recording studio for the first time since his stroke in 2013. Turner has been a lifelong admirer of Randy Travis, whose songs were some of the first Turner started to sing as a young artist. 

To me Josh Tuner has not strayed from his norm with this album. He has always stayed on course with true country music and this is a special way to give back to those who have been a part of his journey in some way. There has been great praise for this project and I concur with the words, AMAZING, WELL DONE, and HONORABLE. If you haven't already, I encourage to add this set of music to your collection, it's song list is one you will return to quite often. Download or stream at or head on over to and order the CD.

Country State of Mind Track Listing:

1.  I’m No Stranger To The Rain

2.  I’ve Got It Made (Duet with John Anderson)

3.  Why Me (Duet with Kris Kristofferson)

4.  Country State Of Mind (Duet with Chris Janson)

5.  I Can Tell By The Way You Dance

6.  Alone And Forsaken (Featuring Allison Moorer)

7.  Forever And Ever, Amen (With Special Guest Randy Travis)

8.  Midnight In Montgomery

9.  Good Ol’ Boys

10. You Don’t Seem To Miss Me (Featuring Runaway June)

11. Desperately (Featuring Maddie & Tae)

12. The Caretaker


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