Josh Turner comes to Top Rocker Field at Six Bends Harley Davidson this Sunday, Dec 17th at 5:30 pm 9501 Thunder Road Fort Myers, FL 33912 . with special guests "A Thousand Horses" and "Brooke Eden". Doors to the venue will open at 4 PM.
Josh is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. He has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits Turner’s hits include Your Man, Why Don’t We Just Dance, Firecracker, Would You Go with Me, All Over Me, and Time Is Love, the most played country song of 2012.
Turner released his sixth studio album Deep South in March featuring the #1 hit single Hometown Girl. Turner shares, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album (Punching Bag) and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South. Turner wrote four of the 11 tracks on the highly-anticipated album including the title track and he is impressing fans and critics alike.
Rolling Stone declares that Turner, with his river deep baritone, delivers an eagerly awaited album from a country purist. PEOPLE Magazine says the Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass on Deep South and that the album is an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on Hometown Girl to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.
Born in Hannah, S.C., Turner has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, but he had very little access to music education, he realizes first-hand the importance of arts in the schools and in support of music education, he has created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts/music.
A Thousand Horses: Drive across the rural South with the window down and the radio on. Hit scan and listen as muscular country, drawling rock, high gospel harmony, low-country blue and old school soul meld together into something special and distinct.
That’s the sound of A Thousand Horses and the exciting new band’s debut, "Southernality". The 13-track Dave Cobb-produced album has already given the Republic Nashville group their first major hit, with No. 1 single “Smoke.” Fans have responded to the unique hypnotic song in a way that shows the band’s all-genre mix of classic influences remains in the DNA of young music fans in the digital age.
“Subconciously, our audience grew up listening to those albums that we all love too and the reaction so far has just been exciting,” lead singer Michael Hobby said. “To me country music’s always been cool. I grew up on it. There’s a wider audience now. The lane seems to be a little bit wider for artists like Eric Church and Jason Aldean to push boundaries. People call it Southern rock or people call it country or people call it rock ‘n’ roll. To me it just feels like it’s all just music now” Joining Hobby as the creative core of A Thousand Horses are guitarists Bill Satcher and Zach Brown and bassist Graham DeLoach. Their friendship and similar interests have helped them create a distinct swamp boogie that fits right in with country music’s current party paradigm.
Brooke Eden, this young Loxahatchee, Florida native came up the artist ranks by paying her dues, performing in clubs and learning the craft of songwriting from the tender age of four. Lauded for her commanding stage presence and brassy straight-shooting style, Eden has performed over 500 shows in four years, including opening for superstars such as Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Sugarland and Florida Georgia Line.
In her brazen new single “Daddy’s Money,” Brooke Eden concisely lays out her doctrine: work hard, use what you have and never ever rely on someone else for your success. While the young singer has always had the support of her father and mother, she didn’t benefit from the parental pocketbook. In fact, as the daughter of a carpenter who moonlighted as a drummer in a country band, Brooke adopted the scrappy underdog mentality and stamped it all over her soulful and bluesy brand of country music. “My parents never had a lot of money, but they made sure I had their support behind me: ‘We can’t buy your way in, but you can do it — you just have to work a little bit harder,'” says Brooke, recalling her folks’ insight.
Clearly, the Florida native — who grew up midway between the sands of West Palm Beach and the swamps of the Okeechobee — was paying attention. “You don’t have to come from a super affluent family to become what you want to be,” she says. In songs like “Daddy’s Money” and the clever girl-power anthem “Sunday Morning,” as well as live onstage, Brooke is a confident and commanding vocalist, poised to follow in the footsteps of her chief country inspiration and BBR Music Group labelmate, Jason Aldean.
“I like strong voices,” says Brooke, who cites vocal influences ranging from Shania Twain to Etta James. “Women didn’t always get to sing about receiving respect, but those women commanded it. And with Jason, I just love how he mixes rock into country. As a musician, you’re constantly studying other artists and making things your own.”
General Admission is $35, (plus service charges) provide entrance to the concert only - bring a lawn chair or blanket. No, coolers, cans or bottles permitted. Food trucks on-site. Parking is available adjacent to Top Rocker Field - a parking fee will be charged at the venue. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Veterans Benefits America Foundation Inc. - a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization whose trained volunteers, including Accredited VA Claims Agents, are dedicated to helping Veterans, their Spouses & their Widow(er)s learn more about and qualify for the Department of Veteran Affairs. http://www.vetbenamerica.org/