Josh Turner Focused on Cutting Hit Songs for New Studio Album, Due Out in 2015

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleJosh Turner is back on country radio with a brand-new single, "Lay Low," and a new studio album to follow in 2015. While he's sticking to his guns musically, Josh has paid more attention than ever before to recording potential hit songs for the new album.

Josh tells ABC News Radio, "We've had radio in mind with every tracking session that we've done so far, which is pretty unheard of with a Josh Turner session. That's not really the way I've ever approached a record."

It's not that Josh is chasing the rock and hip-hop influenced sounds dominating country radio these days.

"I don't pay too much attention to what's going on out there," Josh explains, "and I don't let what other artists are doing influence really what I do. I kind of look back at what I've done thus far and try to figure out how I can keep all those important elements and continue to evolve and improve."

Josh's last album, Punching Bag, came out in 2012 featuring the most-played song of that year at country radio, "Time Is Love." He also put out a book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood, earlier this year.

As for people calling this new project a "comeback," Josh says, "I've been pretty busy. I haven't been taking time off."

Josh has been performing four brand-new songs in his live shows lately. Go to to see where he's playing next.

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US Veteran Reunites with the Soldier Who Saved His Life

Courtesy Sean Clifton and Mark Wanner(NEW YORK) — The friendship between U.S. Army Master Sgt. Sean Clifton and Sgt. First Class Mark Wanner is one born on the battlefield.The pair, both members of the Green Berets, the elite division of the U.S....

Garth Brooks’ First Studio Album in 13 Years, “Man Against Machine,” Out Now

Image Courtesy Sony/Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks' first, brand-new studio album in 13 years is out now. Man Against Machine finds Garth revisiting some familiar musical territory for his longtime fans.

"It’s a Garth record, which means we have everything," he says. "We have everything from cowboy songs, we have everything to waltzes to things that people have never heard in country music before. That’s kind of what we do. We just follow our hearts."

While Garth didn't write many of the songs on Man Against Machine, he thinks this material holds up to his classic material.

Says Garth, "These are songs that are comin’ that have some pretty hellacious substance in it.”

Garth enlisted a few new studio musicians to work on Man Against Machine, but most of the players on this project have performed on every Garth record since his 1989 debut.

He says, "Walkin’ in the studio and seein’ those guys that I hadn’t seen in years, that were my brothers that I just loved to death that we made all the early records with, was a wonderful feeling. And I think that translates into the music and onto the record."

Man Against Machine is available at all physical retailers and online at

Here's the Man Against Machine track listing:

"Man Against Machine"
"She's Tired of Boys"
"Cold Like That"
"All-American Kid"
"Wrong About You"
"Rodeo and Juliet"
"Midnight Train"
"Cowboys Forever"
"People Loving People"
"Send 'Em on Down the Road"
"You Wreck Me"

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Jason Aldean Is Rocking Out Again with Brand-New Single, “Just Gettin’ Started”

Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is back to rocking out on his brand-new single, "Just Gettin' Started," the follow-up to his sexy hit, "Burnin' It Down." Both songs are included on Jason's latest album, Old Boots, New Dirt.

Says Jason, "This is a great follow-up to 'Burnin' It Down' because it's probably more familiar to those fans who love that bigger rock guitar sound we do a lot. This will be a fun one to put in the set list."

Jason will fire up his Burn It Down tour again in February 2015.

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