In May, traditional-leaning country crooner Josh Turner delighted his fans by releasing “Hometown Girl,” his first single in nearly two years. The new tune, which was penned by Mark Beeson and Daniel Tashian, is expected to appear on Josh’s upcoming sixth studio album.
Josh, a family man in his own right with wife Jennifer and four sons, was drawn to “Hometown Girl” and its message of family and tradition.
“I love the third verse where it talks about Her mamma’s mamma was born right here, and her roots run deeper than that old town square,” says Josh. “There’s a heritage there, there’s a tradition there, there’s a family lineage there.”
On August 30, Josh took his message of family to the Grand Ole Opry, where he performed “Hometown Girl” for the Opry faithful. Since debuting on the Opry stage in 2001—and being inducted in 2007—Josh has become a regular favorite of the Opry family.
During his three-song set, Josh performed his No. 1 hit “All Over Me,” “Long Black Train” and “Hometown Girl,” which is currently No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Check out the video premiere of Josh’s “Hometown Girl” on the Opry stage.