Josh Turner will soon release his first Christmas album! The South Carolina native announced on social media that King Size Manger will be released on October 8.
“This one was hard to keep a surprise!” Turner tweeted. “I’m thrilled to share with you that I’m releasing my first Christmas album, KING SIZE MANGER, on 10/8.”
Drumroll please 🥁
This one was hard to keep a surprise! I’m thrilled to share with you that I’m releasing my first Christmas album, KING SIZE MANGER, on 10/8.
Who guessed right??
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) August 31, 2021
Turner also released a deluxe edition of his debut album, Your Man, earlier this year.
“The Your Man album holds so many special memories,” Turner said of the project. “It marked so many firsts in my career. My first No.1 album and single and we were pregnant with our first child. It was a pivotal album in my career, and I am so thankful to be celebrating it 15 years later with the release of Your Man Deluxe Edition.”
The title track of Your Man became Turner’s first No. 1 hit, with the video recently surpassing 100 million views.
The boys surprised us with some big news yesterday. The “Your Man” video surpassed 100 MILLION views yesterday 😳🤠. It was the first video Jennifer and I shot together, which makes it all that more special. Thanks to y’all for all the watchin’ and support these past 15 years. pic.twitter.com/kRy8zx1Tvm
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) August 25, 2021
“Your Man” was written by Chris Stapleton, Jace Everett, Chris DuBois. Turner had a feeling early on it would be a hit for him, just not the massive career-changer that it became.
“The first time I heard, it was literally a work type where it was just Chris Stapleton and a guitar,” Turner tells Entertainment Focus. “Everybody now knows what Chris Stapleton sounds like so you know that his voice is totally different than mine. When I heard it, I had a hard time envisioning how it would sound on my record. My producer Frank Rogers encouraged me to take it home and try it in a key that was comfortable for me and just try it out and see how I felt about it. So I did and I came back in the next day and said, ‘I think we should try this’ and from the very first notes of the song I really felt like it was going to be a hit and it was a special song, and I was right. I just didn’t know how big a success it was gonna be.”
Turner still can’t quite believe so much time has passed since his freshman record was released.
“It’s kind of wild. It had a lot of success,” Turner says. “There’s a lot of backstory to the record and a lot of side stories attached to it. It just continues to have these revivals every few years where something happens and the sales and the popularity of this record and songs take off. It’s kind of wild to see that happen. The most recent thing that happened was ‘Would You Go With Me’ blew up on TikTok. That was completely organic. I don’t remember how that really started. It took off and it became a trend and it’s wild to see how people make my music a part of their lives.”
Pre-order King Size Manger here.