By Annie Reuter

It has been nearly three years since Josh Turner released his last album, 2012’s Punching Bag. In an interview with, he admitted that his new record has been a long time in the making, but he stressed that it’s because he has been focused on finding the best songs he can for the project.

Which, based on his enthusiasm, he did.

“I’m not going to go so far to say this is my best record ever, it may be it may not be,” he humbly admits to “But I know for this record specifically, the songs are the best ones we could find in a two-year span, whether I wrote them or not.”

Related: Thompson Square, Josh Turner Sing the Praises of Miranda Lambert’s ACM-Nominated Song ‘Automatic’

Turner said he’s satisfied with the music he has found and there is “a big variety of songs” that will be heard on the upcoming album.

“It keeps with the Josh Turner tradition,” he says, “but there’s still some freshness and some newness on here that I think the non-Josh Turner fans will gravitate towards and appreciate, too.”

“Lay Low” is the first single off his upcoming project and was written by Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Ross Copperman. Turner says what first attracted him to the song is how it talks about the world around us.

“We live in such a technological age where everybody’s got a phone, everybody’s got a computer, there’s TVs everywhere you go,” he says with a pause, getting reflective. “It’s information overload. It can become an addiction easily to be on your phone all the time. You lose sight of what’s around you. You lose sight of the ones you love.”



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