Publication date: January 2, 2023
How singer Josh Turner incorporates his faith into his music
By Movieguide® contributors
Country star Josh Turner shared how he shares his faith through song.
“For most of my life I was a Christian,” Turner said. explained“I’ve always wanted to sing country music, so I was able to incorporate my beliefs into my songs.”
The singer went on to say that he tries to model Christ-like behavior for his fans in hopes that they will follow his example.
“I’ve always tried to allow people to have some influence on how I treat myself and how I do things,” Turner said. I don’t follow trends, I don’t fall into certain things that many people fall into.It becomes my witness and I allow my songs to preach many sermons. I just tried to.”
One of Turner’s most recent projects was UpTV’s Christmas special, KING SIZE MANGER. Older Movieguide® report:
Country music artist Josh Turner recently sang in a Christmas special called KING SIZE MANGER, and his family joined him on stage.
At the special event, Turner performed iconic holiday songs and originals. “King Size Manger” is also the title of his latest album.
Turner, a father of four, says faith has always been a big part of his life, but it wasn’t until 2018 that he was able to make his first gospel album.
“Country music has always been my go-to place. [but] I always wanted to make a gospel record,” he said. Said Fox News Digital. “My fans have always begged me for something for years, but never really got the chance until 2018 came along.”
For this year’s Christmas album, Turner blended classic Christmas songs with his own original compositions.
“In order to do so, I wanted to basically put together a collection of songs. It’s a nice mix of songs,” said Turner.
“I just really wanted to make sure this aligns with what fans have come to expect from me musically. But at the same time, I’m doing something new and fresh,” he added. .
The Christmas special will also feature country artists Pat McLaughlin and Rhonda Vincent, along with his four children and wife Jennifer Ford.
The couple married in 2003 and have 16-year-old Hampton, 13-year-old Colby, 11-year-old Marion, and 2-year-old Samuel.
“It felt appropriate to have them in those songs,” Turner said. “So I featured them in my favorite Christmas song, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.'”
“It’s been kind of fun for the audience, and it’s been fun for them and me,” he said.
“I don’t really know where or how I came up with it. One day I put it on my phone and found out it was a special title.
Despite his busy schedule, Turner said he made an effort to spend time with his wife and family, especially at Christmas.
“We spend a lot of time going back and forth,” Turner said. “I realized the importance of having Christmas memories at home.”
“We’re remembering why we’re celebrating, why we’re doing this,” he said. doing”
You can watch the special on UPtv.
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