For most people, Josh Turner is an American country musician who has also achieved fame in acting. But Josh is proud to point out that he is much more than that. For him, he is not only one of the youngest talents on the Grand Ole Opry, but also one of the iconic hitmakers when it comes to country music.
Turner considers it a big deal that he has sold more than 12.5 million units of his hits; he believes that his distinctive musical style, combined with his rich and deep voice, are some of the factors that set him apart from most other musicians of his genre. His mega-hits include Firecracker, Your man, Time is Love, Why Don’t We Just Dance, All Over Me, and many more.
Bio – Age and Rise to Fame
Joshua Otis Turner was born on November 20, 1977, in Hannah, South Carolina, as Joshua Otis Turner. Since the earliest years of his life, Josh has been performing and writing songs.
The entertainer, often described as a devout Christian, spent most of the first days of his life participating in church activities. He was so passionate about singing that he formed a gospel group of four singers. Given this fact, and the kind of music Josh is making today, it was suggested, albeit subtly, that the man had strayed from his original course. But Josh insisted that it was his dream to become a country musician. For him, it was God’s plan that he should be a singer of Christain and not a gospel musician.
Josh Turner attended Hannah Pamplico High School in his hometown. To further his education, he became a student at Francis Marion University, but left soon after and went to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout his studies, Josh kept his passion for music alive, his breakthrough came after college in December 2001 when he performed on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. A few years later, in 2003, he signed with MCA Nashville Records.
Due to the fact that Josh could not get as much access to music education in high school as he would have wished, he understands the frustrations of young boys who are seeking a career in art and music. For this reason, Mr. Josh founded the Josh Turner Scholarship Fund, which provides assistants to high school students who are excited about making a career out of entertainment.
Family – Josh Turner’s Wife (Jennifer Ford) and Kids
If Josh Turner had a romantic affair before he met his wife, it was completely overshadowed by the bond he shares with Jennifer Ford. The entertainer was married to Miss Ford in 2003, and as far as we know, they had a happy marriage.
They say they met at Belmont University in Nashville. Josh confirmed this in his book Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood, published in 2014. He revealed that his meeting with Lady Ford was a coincidence and expressed that the friendship they later developed was unique. In his own words, “he really was on cloud nine.
Although Jennifer slowed down the pace of the relationship because it took quite a while before she considered Josh her boyfriend, their emotional bond with each other grew stronger and stronger. When Josh was convinced that she was the perfect partner for him, he asked her to become his wife; this happened in November 2002. We learned that the proposal was very much an expression of love. The two of them were at a picnic in Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake when the musician performed a song he had written for Jennifer and then fell to one knee.
Josh Turner went on to say in his book that his marriage, though not without problems, was a beautiful one. The star and his wife feel blessed to have more than just each other. Their marriage was blessed with four sons – Colby Lynch, Marion Crawford, Hampton Otis, and Samuel Hawke.
Of course, Turner did a good job with Jennifer Ford in building his own family. He learned most of the values that helped him run his own home smoothly as a member of the Joe-Karen Turner family. Other members of the family are his brother Matt Turner and sister, Carrie Turner.
Height and Other Facts about Josh Turner
1. He is 1.85 m tall. Yeah, an inch taller than 6 feet.
2. Josh has won several awards and is nominated for many more, including 2 Grammy Award nominations.
3. His first studio album Long Black Train (2003) sold more than a million copies
4. He has released six studio albums to date, including Your Man (2006), Everything Is Fine (2007), Haywire (2010), Punching Bag (2012), and Deep South (2017).
5. Josh portrayed George Beverly Shea, a gospel singer in the Biopic (Billy: The Early Years), which dramatized the early life of the famous evangelist Billy Graham.