Josh Turner with special guest Raquel Cole
Shipshewana Event Center
Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.
Turner released his sixth studio album Deep South featuring the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.” Turner shares, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album (Punching Bag) and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.” Turner wrote four of the 11 tracks on the highly-anticipated album including the title track and he is impressing fans and critics alike.
Rolling Stone declares that Turner, with his “river deep baritone,” delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” PEOPLE Magazine says the “Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass” on Deep South and that the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”
Turner checked off another bucket list item when he added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. As highlighted in the book, the Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.
For more information on Josh Turner, visit www.JoshTurner.com.
Cole, like many artists, started honing her musical craft at a very early age. When she was nine, her dad surprised her with her first guitar, and a make-shift band room in the basement of her childhood home was the perfect setting to hone her skills. “My dad is a drummer,” shares Cole. “When I was younger, he wanted someone to jam with, so he bought me my first guitar, introduced me to his favorite bands and we started jamming in the basement. I was hooked, and soon after, I had a strict rehearsal schedule that my dad made me stick with.” Growing up, Cole was attracted to a wide-range of music, and considers BTO, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, Keith Urban and Shania Twain as some of her earliest influences.
Now, Cole is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and has spent most of this year working on her EP to be released in June 2018. As much as she loves the studio, she prefers the wide-open road and has fronted shows for Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Brothers Osborne, Jonny Lang, Diamond Rio and more. The CCMA Discovery winner was featured by the CBC as “25 Musicians Under 25 you need to know.” Additionally, she has received shout-outs for her songwriting talents in American Songwriter Magazine, USA Today and took 2nd place in the International Songwriting Competition in the Unsigned Only category for “Imogene,?”beating out thousands of fellow songwriters across the world. Her song, “It’s For Real This Time,” received airplay on Sirius XM’s The Highway. Cole’s songs have been recorded by Marie Osmond and The Railers.
Details: Opener: 7:30pm | Josh Turner: 8:00 | Doors Open: 6:30pm
Admission fee: Tickets Only - $29.95-$99.95 | Dinner and Theater - $46.95-$116.95