Grand Ole Opry member and multi-platinum MCA recording artist Josh Turner gives us down home charm and humor on his latest release "Everything Is Fine." The baritone voice of Josh is so smooth and pleasing to the senses it's like butter melting on your favorite stack of griddle cakes!!! "Everything is Fine" was produced by Frank Rogers, who has also produced hits for Brad Paisley and Darryl Worley!!
The title song "Everything Is Fine" written by Josh Turner, tells us what life is like in Josh's "world." It's a neighborly song and one you would expect to hear from Mr. Turner. It makes you feel calm, thankful and happy to be alive.
The fun loving song "Firecracker" released before the album's debut quickly rose to the top of the charts. Josh co-wrote this song with Pat McLaughlin and Shawn Camp. The opening verse gives us Josh's signature deep-throated voice, catching our attention and roping us into this catchy tune!!! This song is so much fun!! Who would have ever thought??!!!
Josh shares vocals on "Another Try" with special guest and three time Grammy award winning songstress Trisha Yearwood. Their voices blend beautifully while they tell us about a relationship filled with regret. This song was written by Chris Stapelton and Jeremy Spillman.
With "So Not My Baby" we get some bluesy/country sounds. It tells the tale of a love he wished he had, but lost. We feel the angst of love's rejection. Shawn Camp and Phillip Lammonds co-wrote this tune.
"Trailerhood" appears to be Josh's tribute to John Anderson. It's reminiscent of some great songs we know and enjoy from Mr. Anderson. This is one to play "loud" as you are cruising down the highway!! Make sure you have the radar detector on the dash!!
"Baby I Go Crazy" has an up beat tempo and I can see folks line dancing on a hardwood floor like there's no tomorrow!! Josh and John David Anderson penned it.
Anthony Hamilton and Kelvin Wooten are responsible for this one!!! "Nowhere Fast" pairs Josh with R&B soul singer/songwriter and record producer Anthony Hamilton. (For Whom Josh is a big fan of) Talk about smooth!! Josh really nails it here!! When we think of country music and R&B we can't even see the connection. The two genres are different we say, but hearing these two spectacular voices together, we find a real treat!! The collaboration works!!
Every generation has it's war and the songs that go along with it .And so it is with "The Longer the Waiting" ( The Sweeter the Kiss.) The writers may not have meant it to be a "war" song, but many loved ones, with those in the military, will hold this song near and dear to their hearts. Kudos to Pat McLaughlin and Roger Cook!!
Then there's "One Woman Man" which was previously recorded by George Jones in 1989 and co-written by the legendary Johnny Horton and Tillman Franks in 1956. It's a light-hearted, toe tapping tune that really gets you going. Josh pays fine tribute to both Johnny and George, but manages to make it his own.
"Soulmate" is a warm, gentle, loving song that any woman would want their man to croon for them. Josh and John David Anderson delight us with this dedication to a better half. This is how we all want our significant other to feel about us, isn't it?? Light some candles turn down the lights and slow dance to this one!!
You'll be inspired by the story behind "The Way He Was Raised." Josh's love for his creator's son shines through on this melody he co-wrote with Mark Narmore and Bobby Tomberlin. It's a fine, inspirational song that could very well become a classic tune at Christmas.
The last track is "South Carolina Low Country" written by Josh. Appearing autobiographical, Josh takes us on a journey that tells of his love for the region he hails from and how it has influenced and shaped his love for the music he shares with us all. We feel his emotion and allegiance to his southern roots.
Josh has done it again. He takes us to a place where we can let go, feel blue, laugh out loud and thank the heavens above. I love this album!! It's a fine addition to any music collection. With Christmas around the corner, it makes the perfect