Josh Turner

Born: November 20, 1977

Occupation: Singer

Quotes of Josh Turner

Josh Turner

I play basketball all the time. Me and my band play every week on the road. That's something that I've never really given up since high school.

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I'm normally the guy that stands off in the corner.

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I don't feel like God called me to be a Gospel singer. He didn't call me to be a Christian singer, he called me to be a country singer, and I just happen to be a Christian.

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Not only am I trying to be a daddy, but also a friend, not be the old fogey thats slowing everybody else down... not for a while, at least.

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The life that I live and the experiences that I have always affect what comes out of me creatively. I think that's what makes music real.

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Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have...

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We all have those days when you feel like you're against the world, every little thing goes wrong and your blood pressure is up. And you feel like punching somebody!

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You hear about quality time a lot but I really think that quantity time with a person is really what strengthens a relationship. That's when you really get to know somebody. You get to know their strengths...

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I'm a sinner just like everybody else and I have my faults and I've been through my dark times in my life to where I wasn't walking the walk and talking the talk, or I may have been talking the talk, but...

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I grew up around people that enjoyed life day to day and found pleasure in simple things.

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It's so cool for me to do what I love to do for a living and meet people from all over the world.

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I'm thankful to have Jesus as my Savior. My relationship with God has always been one to where I'm talking to him all day, every day, about anything and everything. It's just a continuous ongoing conversation...

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I grew up going to a real small missionary baptist church. We would sing a lot of the old standards... the hymns and everything. Those songs are still my favorite and are pretty timeless.

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I love my boys. I love watching them growing up. I love seeing them develop, and I'm always looking forward to seeing what they're going to become and what they're going to be interested in later in life.

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A No. 1 record is hard to come by.

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'All Over Me' is a song that I really got fired up the first time I heard it: it just really moved and it really had a lot of energy.

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Josh Turner

Don't let your children take priority over your marriage and your work and everything else.

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'Firecracker' was such a fun song to write and to perform.

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I came from a rural background, and I didn't come in contact with a lot of wealthy people.

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I didn't rebel in the way a lot of people do.

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I don't ever land on an album title until I know exactly what's going on the record, because you never know until it's all said and done.

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I grew up like a lot of country boys and girls do - amongst the pine trees, dirt roads, farms, mules and people who were real.

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I love Tennessee, but they don't have the pine trees and the sandy soil and the black water that I grew up around.

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I'm not much of a water skier, my legs are too skinny for that, so I just try to tube and have fun, just ride.

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Josh Turner

It's hard sometimes to capture magic when it comes to live records.

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Josh Turner

Who's not a fan of Don Williams? He's the gentle giant.

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I didn't have any expectations of what my family life would end up being like. But I've been very blessed in my life to have a wife who loves me and supports me and is able to be in my band and travel...

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'Long Black Train' was inspired by a vision that I had of a long, black train running down this track way out in the middle of nowhere. I could see people standing out to the sides of this track watching...

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When you get married and have children, and you start having hits and success and your business starts growing, there's less and less time for songwriting.

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You have to make a lot of sacrifices, and the main thing you have to sacrifice is your privacy. It's funny because when I was growing up, my daddy was and still is an insurance agent in our home town....

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I care about my legacy that I'm leaving, not only for my fans, but for my wife and my children and my grandchildren. I want them to look back and say, 'He did it right and he stood up for what is right.'

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I feel like the live record thing is something that I've been getting used to as the years go by and with this being my second one, I'm continuing to learn what works and what doesn't work. A live record...

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I love Jesus Christ with all my heart and everything He stands for. I think that sums up everything that I want for my life, everything I want for my family, everything I want for my career. I want it...

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I was trying to learn how to deal with the freedom that I had away from home for the first time. 'Long Black Train,' the song and the album, are very special to me. It was just one of those things that...

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I've found throughout the years that I needed a place where I can go with no TV, no computer, no phone and just have no distractions and just be able to sit and think and just not be disturbed.

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My dream was to go to Nashville. I had my sights set on my dream. I used to have an '89 Toyota Ford truck. On the front of the truck, I had this license plate with cowboy boots and a guitar that I had...

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My manager came up with the idea of taking a Pro Tool rig out on the road to record every night and I thought it was a great idea. I felt like it would be good to record over a certain period of time and...

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One of my favorite places is Seattle. Growing up, I never thought I'd be able to go to Seattle. I grew up in eastern South Carolina, so that's as far as you can get from Seattle, unless I lived in Miami.

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The coolest gift I've ever gotten from a fan was from the Franklin Mint. It was a knife, and it had a picture of General Wade Hampton, who my oldest son is named after. It's a collector's item and came...

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There were only 75 people in my graduating class at the school I attended in Hannah, S.C. It was a small school and that translated into not a lot of opportunities when it came to music. We had academic...

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What I did to celebrate was I went home to my 535-square-foot apartment by myself and ate supper by myself. That was how I celebrated getting a record deal.

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