Talk about an over achiever here… You know all that extra work you do that no one on the planet ever sees or hears about? Well, country stars do that too . . . except WE hear about it, because their lives are cooler than ours.
Josh Turner’s new album “Deep South” is out today and he told Taste of Country that he wrote 80 songs for it . . . but only four made it onto the record. The album has 11 tracks, so seven came from other writers. He could make over 160 other albums at that rate… he’s set for life!
But don’t feel sorry for him, or those 76 discarded songs. He says putting in all that work made him better at his craft. Quote, “I definitely know that I’ve grown as a songwriter. I made a concerted effort to get out of the rut I was in.”
So, what does the album sound like? He says, quote, “I think fans will be able to recognize there’s a good mixture of your typical Josh Turner record, but there’s an air of freshness and newness. It still has that honesty, that heart.”