Josh Turner could sing straight from the phone book and make it sound great. He’s just THAT good. I could listen to his soothing, deep baritone voice all night. Most of his songs are both radio-friendly and have a very traditional feel that he never strays from. He’s very consistent. While I don’t expect him to win any Entertainer of the Year awards because his shows are not known for being really exciting, his voice doesn’t need a lot of fanfare and I think it’s just more his style to simply let his voice/music speak for itself. He has great range in his voice and it all just comes so naturally for him with each release. This new album does not stray from previous albums of his and I think his fans will be pleased. This is an album filled with plenty of traditional country and songs with religious overtones that he is known for.
One of my favorite songs off the album is “Left Hand Man” – a mid-tempo, optimistic song about love. I love the melody and lyrics. “Time Is Love” is another favorite. Mid-tempo, well-written, and probably my favorite off the entire album. I heard a lot of steel guitar and mandolin in this one. Always my favorites to hear on any country song. Also, “I Was There” gave me goosebumps from the start. It is a deep, meaningful ballad. “Good Problem” is an optimistic, uptempo song about love that I really enjoyed, too, and think would make a great single.
The one song I wasn’t crazy about was “Pallbearer”. This song was just a little to sad and slow for me. Don’t see this one doing well at radio if it was ever released.
Overall, this is a great album. Well-written, meaningful, deep, beautifully sung and produced. I highly recommend it to anyone that is both a fan of traditional and contemporary country music.
For more information, please go to his website: www.joshturner.com
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.