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Josh Turner CD Review

| January 25, 2006 | 0 Comments

Josh Turner
Your Man
(MCA Nashville)

Deep-voiced Nashville newcomer Turner can do, but only does so half the time.

Listening to “Would You Go With Me” and “Baby’s Got Home To Mama” makes you think one thing: opportunity lost. One leads off potentially the best mainstream male country album in years, a pickin’ and grinnin’, borderline bluegrass love song that don’t mind if you’re mad, just stay with me here. The next squashes those hopes by making a cartoon out of his voice and turning the bottom end into redneck funk. Hand-on-your-heart ballad “No Rush” drains out the schmaltz only for to the lite rock title track to amp it back up again. It’s like young Randy Travis in a steel-cage match with the older one. Ultimately, it’s the easiest numerical rating decision I’ve ever come up with.

5

— Steve Forstneger

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