Josh Turner keeps his country roots
Trends come and go pretty quickly in mainstream country music, with artists in recent years embracing influences from pop, hip-hop and electronic dance music, but Josh Turner isn’t someone who goes after the latest fad. Ever since emerging with his first hit single “Long Black Train” in 2003, Turner has been a bastion of country’s traditional values. He’s done that while still racking up hit singles, including “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “All Over Me” and “Time Is Love.” Turner’s most recent album, last year’s Deep South, brought him his latest top 10 single in “Hometown Girl,” and debuted at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart. It’s another collection of neo-traditional country songs that prove how strong the building blocks of country music still are. While many of his peers look to the next big thing, Turner is looking for something more long-lasting.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m. Feb. 25, starting at $35 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster