Our song spotlight this week highlights a song by a South Carolina native with one of the richest, most distinctive bass-baritone voices you’ll find anywhere… and for Josh Turner, it’s not something he takes for granted. He says, “I feel deeply, love deeply, and think deeply and I think my voice helps convey that.” It’s that depth of character and talent that inspired Josh to write “Long Black Train”… a tune that earned him a standing ovation when he debuted at the Grand Ole Opry back in 2001. Since then, his success as a country singer has led him to the countdown a total of thirteen times, including six top 10s, and four #1s.
His latest contribution in that regard is a tune titled, “Lay Low.” Two of the writers on the song are Tony Martin and Mark Nesler, who also helped write his 2012 top five hit, “Time Is Love.” The third songwriter on the credits is Ross Copperman, who co-wrote tunes like Justin Moore’s, “Point At You,” and more recently, “Beat Of The Music,” by Brett Eldredge. The song is about a guy who wants to escape to a quiet, peaceful cabin with his sweetheart; and when he first heard the demo, Josh says he was reminded of his cabin in South Carolina where he and his wife, Jennifer go “to get away from it all,” and “be reminded of what’s most important.” Have you heard it yet? If not, no problem! You can actually listen to it right now, right here at CT40.com. Just locate the tune under the “Hear” category… click, and enjoy!
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