Josh Turner will release his first-ever Christmas album, King Size Manger, on October 8th. The project features fresh interpretations of the classics and introduces four originals, three of which were written or co-written by Josh. Special guests on King Size Manger include his wife and four sons.
Josh said, “Making a Christmas record can be a mighty daunting task for an artist. 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. You may be surprised to hear my arrangement on some of these songs that you know so well. We had a lot of fun throwing out all the preconceived notions of what a Christmas record should sound like. 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.”
Josh will support the album with a 16-city Holiday & The Hits Tour, culminating at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on December 20th.