Deep South (Josh Turner album)

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Deep South
Turner deep south.jpg
Studio album by Josh Turner
Released March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)
Genre Neotraditional country[1]
Length 41:39
Label MCA Nashville
Producer
Josh Turner chronology
Punching Bag
(2012)
Deep South
(2017)
Singles from Deep South
  1. "Lay Low"
    Released: September 15, 2014
  2. "Hometown Girl"
    Released: May 31, 2016
  3. "All About You"
    Released: May 15, 2017

Deep South is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Josh Turner. It was released on March 10, 2017, through MCA Nashville. The album's lead single, "Lay Low", was released to radio on September 15, 2014, and reached number 20 on the Country Airplay chart. The second single, "Hometown Girl", was released to radio on May 31, 2016. The single peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart and No. 1 on Mediabase, making it Turner's fifth No. 1 single.[2][3] The third single, "All About You" was released to radio on May 15, 2017. It is Turner's first release since 2012's Punching Bag.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Rating it 3.5 out of 5 stars, AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that "Turner doesn't attempt to chase trends, choosing instead to lean into his knack for supple balladry and then build a mature modern country around that sound."[1]

Sounds Like Nashville gave the album a positive review, writing: "With his sixth studio album, Josh Turner delivers a project that should serve as the perfect soundtrack for those perfect spring days".[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200,[6] and No. 1 on the Hot Country Albums chart, with 18,000 copies in pure sales and 21,000 units when tracks and streams are included.[7] The album has sold 61,700 copies in the US as of December 2017.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Deep South"Josh Turner3:56
2."All About You"Craig Wiseman, Justin Weaver3:30
3."Hometown Girl"Marc Beeson, Daniel Tashian3:35
4."Beach Bums"Turner3:52
5."Southern Drawl"Andrew Dorff, Jonathan Singleton3:44
6."Where the Girls Are"Al Anderson, Ben Daniel, Brandon Kinney3:12
7."Never Had a Reason"Justin Ebach, Steven Dale Jones, Brad Tursi4:03
8."Wonder"Turner, Mark Narmore4:30
9."One Like Mine"Ben Hayslip, David Lee Murphy3:17
10."Lay Low"Tony Martin, Mark Nesler, Ross Copperman4:22
11."Hawaiian Girl (feat. Ho'okena)"Turner3:38

Personnel[edit]

Crredits adapted from AllMusic [9]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 95
US Billboard 200[11] 18
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[12] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country
2014 "Lay Low" 28 25 49
2016 "Hometown Girl" 5 2 56
2017 "All About You" 56
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Deep South review". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (June 20, 2017). "Josh Turner Celebrates Fifth No. 1 Single, "Hometown Girl"". Music Row.
  3. ^ Casey, Jim (April 24, 2017). "Josh Turner Reaches the Top of the Singles Chart for the First Time in Six Years With "Hometown Girl"". Nash Country Daily.
  4. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (January 30, 2017). "Josh Turner Details New Album 'Deep South'". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Album Review: Josh Turner's 'Deep South'". Sounds Like Nashville. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  6. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. April 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Asker, Jim (March 21, 2017). "Josh Turner Goes 'Deep,' Debuts at No. 1; Lauren Alaina Scores First Hot Country Songs Top 10s". Billboard.
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 27, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: December 27, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Deep South - Josh Turner | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  10. ^ "Josh Turner Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Josh Turner Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "Josh Turner Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2017.