Josh Turner’s Wife and Four Sons Join Him For Memorable Grand Ole Opry Performance
Josh Turner’s latest appearance at the Grand Ole Opry was a family affair! The longtime Opry member recently invited his…
Josh Turner, Jennifer Ford Turner, Hampton, Colby, Hawke, and Marion; PHoto by Chris Hollo
Josh Turner’s latest appearance at the Grand Ole Opry was a family affair!
The longtime Opry member recently invited his family, including wife, Jennifer, and four sons, Hampton, Colby, Hawke, and Marion, to join him on the iconic stage to perform “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Joy to the World” from his newly-released Christmas album, King Size Manger.
Jennifer and their sons appear on the project, so it was only fitting that they joined him to perform on country music’s most famous stage.
“Making a Christmas record can be a mighty daunting task for an artist,” Turner previously shared of the release. “There are so many songs to choose from and there’ve been so many versions of those songs throughout history. It can be intimidating to know whether you’ll be able to measure up to what’s already been done and when I get to that point, I step back and remind myself that I have to do what I hear in my heart.”
He went on to share that some fans might be “surprised” when they hear the new songs.
“We had a lot of fun throwing out all the preconceived notions of what a Christmas record should sound like, ” he added. “In my opinion, it’s about the words and the heart and soul of how a song sounds. You don’t need jingle bells on a song to make it a Christmas song.”
The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating the inaugural season of Opry Country Christmas shows featuring songs of the holiday season. Turner appeared on the Opry stage alongside Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Riders In The Sky, Charlie McCoy, Jake Hoot and Darin & Brooke Aldridge.
The final Opry Country Christmas show of 2021 is this Sunday, December 12 with Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Riders In The Sky, Charlie McCoy, The Isaacs, Connie Smith, and Spotlight Artist Chris Janson. Tickets on sale now HERE.
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