Josh Turner Drops ‘Down in Georgia,’ Announces ‘This Country Music Thing’ Album

Josh Turner has a new song out now, and a new album on the way. The country music hitmaker just released “Down In Georgia,” the second release from his forthcoming This Country Music Thing, which will be out on August 16.

“I think they’ve been reading my mail, because I married a girl from Georgia and we actually moved to Georgia last year,” Turner says of the song, written by Tyler Booth, Anthony Olympia and Brent Rupard.

Turner also spoke out about the new project on social media.

It’s time for a new chapter! I’m so excited to announce that my 10th studio album, ‘This Country Music Thing,’ is coming out on August 16th,” he writes. “My latest single, ‘Down in Georgia,’ is available now!




The North Carolina native already released “Heatin’ Things Up” from his new record, a song he performed while at the Grand Ole Opry in April to induct Scotty McCreery as the Opry’s newest member.

“Heatin’ Things Up” cranks up the romantic thermostat, fusing a red-hot fiddle and smoldering sway to a bottomless vocal intro,” Turner says. “This song was kind of in the same vein as  ‘Your Man,’ but musically, it’s just very interesting. I went to the studio to track the song and when the first pass was over, [bassist] Glenn Worf said, ‘My God, that first note felt like you just had a load of gravel dumped on you!’ I can’t wait to see how fans react to that live.”

Turner penned three of the songs on the 11-track record. This Country Music Thing follows his Greatest Hits album, released last year.

“Every album to me just kind of marks these just kind of milestones,” Turner said (via UMG Nashville) when the record was released. “It kind of marks certain phases and periods that I went through and different times in my life with family, career, all kinds of different things that we’ve been through and experienced. After a while, when you start looking back and see all the records start piling up and different things that you’ve been able to do through two decades, it’s pretty staggering.”

See a track list for This Country Music Thing below. Turner is currently crossing the country on his Greatest Hits Tour. Find all of Turner’s music and upcoming shows, and pre-order This Country Music Thing, at

This Country Music Thing Track List:

1. Down in Georgia (Tyler Booth, Anthony Olympia, Brent Rupard)
2. If You Ain’t With Me (Marv Green, Lance Miller, Jimmy Yeary)
3. I Just Wanna Kiss You (Jeff Hyde, Jon Nite)
4. Heatin’ Things Up (Marv Green, Luke Laird, Brice Long)
5. This Country Music Thing (Josh Turner)
6. My Side (Barton Davies, William Reames, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell)
7. Two Steppin’ On The Moon (Matt Dragstrem, Chase McGill, John Pierce)
8. Somewhere With Her (Rhett Akins, Will Bundy, Josh Miller)
9. Whirlwind (Josh Turner, Mark Narmore)
10. Pretty Please (Wyatt McCubbin, Jon Randall, Gordie Sampson)
11. Unsung Hero (Josh Turner)