Turner Nichols

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Turner Nichols
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Years active 1988–1993
Labels BNA
Associated acts Keith Stegall
Past members Tim Nichols
Zack Turner

Turner Nichols was an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters Zack Turner and Tim Nichols. Signed to BNA Records in 1993, the duo recorded a self-titled debut album for the label that year, with two of that album's singles charting on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. Although it was their only recording together, both members of the duo wrote several songs together in the 1990s, including hit singles for Keith Whitley and Jo Dee Messina.


Since the late 1980s, both Zack Turner and Tim Nichols had written hits for other artists, including "I'm Over You", a Top Five hit for Keith Whitley in 1990,[1] as well as a cut on Travis Tritt's debut album Country Club.[1]

Turner and Nichols signed to BNA Entertainment (now known as BNA Records) in 1993 as the duo Turner Nichols.[2] Their self-titled debut album was released that year, with two of its singles reaching the Billboard country charts.[2] Entertainment Weekly reviewer Alanna Nash gave the album a "B" rating, noting the "soulful lyrics and real emotional connections" on cuts such as "Moonlight Drive-In", the first single.[3] "Moonlight Drive-In" peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard country charts, and was followed by "She Loves to Hear Me Rock" at No. 49. These songs respectively reached No. 36 and No. 39 on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.

After exiting BNA in 1993, both members of the duo continued to write songs for other artists, including Jo Dee Messina's 1996 hit "You're Not in Kansas Anymore." Nichols went on to win a Grammy Award for co-writing Tim McGraw's single "Live Like You Were Dying."

Turner Nichols (1993)[edit]

Turner Nichols
Studio album by Turner Nichols
Released October 26, 1993 (1993-10-26)[2]
Genre Country
Length 33:59
Label BNA
Producer Keith Stegall

Track listing[edit]

All tracks co-written by Zack Turner and Tim Nichols; other co-writers in parentheses.

  1. "Moonlight Drive-In" (Billy Kirsch) – 3:19
  2. "Come Saturday Night" – 2:59
  3. "She Loves to Hear Me Rock" – 2:39
  4. "Stop Right There" – 3:22
  5. "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore" – 3:56
  6. "She Needs a Lover" (Keith Stegall) – 3:35
  7. "Harleys and Horses" – 3:49
  8. "Rose Tattoo" – 3:24
  9. "Just So You Know It" (Mike Lawler) – 4:03
  10. "Anything" (Lawler) – 3:00


Turner Nichols[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1993 "Moonlight Drive-In" 51 36
1994 "She Loves to Hear Me Rock" 49 39
"Come Saturday Night"[4]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "Moonlight Drive-In" Richard Jernigan
1994 "She Loves to Hear Me Rock" N/A


  1. ^ a b "Portsmouth native co-writer of country hit". The Virginian-Pilot. 1990-06-03. p. 3. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Stambler, Irwin; Lyndon Stambler; Grelun Landon; Alice Seidman (1997). Country Music: The Encyclopedia. Macmillan. pp. 507–508. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  3. ^ Nash, Alanna (1993-12-17). "Turner Nichols Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Reviews". Billboard: 51. 9 April 1994.