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Josh Turner went platinum with his 2003 debut, Long Black Train, then took his sweet time crafting a follow-up. His deliberate approach -- focusing on love songs, carefully chosen covers, and his own writing chops -- paid off. Your Man sounds like a classic from the git-go, with speed-picked mandolin notes heralding the bluegrass-inflected "Would You Go with Me," setting the stage for the up-tempo rousers, heartfelt ballads, and spiritual inquiries to follow. At the center of the action is Turner's rich, emotive baritone voice, a remarkable and supple instrument that packs plenty of punch in both its upper and lower registers, with personality to burn. On the swaying title track, he employs his full arsenal of vocal affects in a beautiful love song punctuated by sweet pedal steel fills, a twangy lead guitar, and rich fiddle commentary. And check his sensitive country crooning on the twin fiddleenriched "Angels Fall Sometimes," a soft meditation of gratitude for the woman from the good side of town who's given her heart to him. For comic relief, there's the funkified "Baby's Gone Home to Mama," chronicling the musings of a lazy good ol' boy who can't be bothered to chase down his estranged wife, and fantasies of "Loretta Lynn's Lincoln" done to southern rock perfection. The topper is a duet with Ralph Stanley on Turner's infectious gospel shuffle, "Me and God," the artists' voices a perfect blend of aged wisdom and youthful vigor in a song that is at once celebratory and reflective -- which, come to think of it, is the neat balance Turner strikes throughout.
Performance CreditsJosh Turner Primary Artist,Vocals
Ralph Stanley Vocals
Pat McLaughlin Background Vocals
Gene Johnson Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion,Vibes
Ron Block Banjo
Shannon Forrest Drums
Kevin Grantt Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Steve Hinson Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Gordon Mote Piano,Hammond Organ,Clavinet
Marty Roe Background Vocals
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar,6-string bass
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Dana Williams Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle,Mandolin
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Kim Parent Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
John Anderson Vocals
Jim "Moose" Brown Piano,Wurlitzer
Chris Stapleton Background Vocals
Jeff King Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Technical CreditsBilly Burnette Composer
Tony Martin Composer
Shawn Camp Composer
Neal Cappellino Engineer
Greg Droman Engineer
Bob McDill Composer
Brent Rowan Tic Tac
John Scott Sherrill Composer
Chuck Ainlay Engineer
Josh Turner Composer,Art Direction
Mark Nesler Composer
Herb McCullough Composer
Richard Barrow Engineer
Frank Rogers Producer,Audio Production
Brice Long Composer
Christophe Dubois Composer
Jace Everett Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband's and my favorite CD! There are so many good songs, and we lip sink them all!
Josh Turner has the best singing voice I have ever heard in country music. But, he needs someone to write him some good songs. The only one that is a good song on this album is YOUR MAN. The music to his songs are too twangy for the quality of his voice.
Josh Turner has the best voice I have ever heard! It gives me chills when I hear him hit those low notes. Deffinately a diamond in the rough and not appreciated fully. He shines from the inside out!
Another great CD from Josh Turner. I cannot stop listening to Would You Go With Me or Your Man. Josh is a wonderful country singer. I truly believe that his career will go far.
If you liked "Long Black Train," you'll love "Your Man." Turner's smooth baritone switches easily between the sensitive and the comedic. This album is the kind that reels in a permanent fan base . . . and reminds us what country music is supposed to be.
This CD here is probably the best one that I own. I love all the songs on this album.