Josh Turner Announces Gospel Album, ‘I Serve a Savior’
Josh Turner is fulfilling a longtime ambition with the upcoming release of a full-length gospel album. The singer is set to release I Serve a Savior via MCA Nashville in October.
The 12 songs on I Serve a Savior feature new renditions of classic hymns, as well as new original songs and live recordings of some of Turner’s previous faith-based hits, including “Me and God” and “Long Black Train.”
The album also includes a song Turner's wife, Jennifer, and eldest son Hampton co-wrote. Titled “The River (of Happiness),” the track features them singing together along with the couple's other three sons. "It’s an uplifting song," Turner says in a press release, "and having Jennifer and the boys singing on it drives that home.”
The project is the realization of a dream Turner has had for years. His deep faith has informed much of his mainstream country output, and he says his fans have been clamoring for a gospel project for years.
“Working on this project has definitely been a God-ordained blessing. I never would have thought I’d be doing this record this year, but God opened a door and I walked through it,” Turner states. “I’ve seen many seemingly impossible things take place during the making of this record and I’ve felt God’s anointing over it.”
The project is accompanied by a 90-minute live performance DVD of the new collection, which Turner filmed at Gaither Studios. The DVD features a special performance by the Turner family, as well as a segment in which gospel legend Bill Gaither interviews Turner. It will also air as an edited one-hour television special that Gaither will host this fall on several networks across the U.S. and Canada.
I Serve a Savior is set for release on Oct. 26.
Josh Turner's I Serve a Savior Track Listing:
1. "I Saw The Light" (Featuring Sonya Isaacs)
2. "I Pray My Way Out of Trouble" (Featuring Bobby Osborne)
3. "Great Is Your Faithfulness"
4. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
5. "Without Him"
6. "I Serve a Savior"
7. "How Great Thou Art" (Featuring Sonya Isaacs)
8. "The River (of Happiness)" (Featuring the Turner Family Live From Gaither Studios)
9." Amazing Grace"
10. "Long Black Train" (Live From Gaither Studios)
12. "Me And God" (Live From Gaither Studios)
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