Josh Turner quote

"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 is an example of that authenticity and that realness that you find in imperfection and you can hear that in this record."

Josh Turner

Born: November 20, 1977

Occupation: Singer

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

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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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