The night was basically stripped into two halves as the first portion of the night belonged to Josh and that deep baritone voice that helped make him famous and the ladies swoon over him.
The half of the show was all about the hits starting out with “All Over Me“, before getting the crowd up and dancing on the danceable “Why Don’t We Just Dance“.
Throughout the first set, Josh introduced his family, with a sly smile telling the audience, “by the way, I’m Josh Turner,” eliciting laughs and cheers from the crowd.
The last 3 songs of the “hits” portion of the show were when the crowd got into the show, starting with his first radio hit “Long Black Train“, followed by “Your Man” and “Would You Go With Me“.
The star of the show was definitely the 2nd act of the night. With a small break after the hits, Josh Turner reemerged on stage with a Christmas-themed setup- with Christmas trees and lights aglow.
The Josh Turner show turned into The Josh Turner Family Holiday Show! Josh brought along his 4 kids, Hawke (7), Crawford (11), Colby (12), and Hampton (15). Josh also brought along his wife and better half Jennifer who played the keys throughout the night.
The Turner boys didn’t just sing backing vocals either, these gifted young men played several instruments from acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and even the ukelele. Talented young men! Will any of them follow in their father’s footsteps?
Most of the songs during the holiday set were classics that were reimagined and purposed in a country style including “Joy To The World” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town“.
The exception being the original “Soldiers Gift” that Josh stopped for a small tribute and thank you to all of our Servicemen and women. Josh kindly talked about how the men and women bore the cross for us and being away from home, so we can do this without worry. That’s one thing I’ll never get sick of and always hope to see at every event I attend. Some say it’s cliche now, Not I! It still doesn’t happen enough.
The favorite part of the night for me was when Josh and company came back donning Hawaiian outfits and ukuleles. One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Mele Kalikimaka“. Well, Josh played “Mele Kalikimaka My Ohana“. Which I loved as it’s sung with the same feel as the original.
It was a fun night that combined some of Josh Turner’s greatest hits, a little bit of gospel music, and a wonderful mix of Christmas music! The only way you wouldn’t have a good time is if you don’t like country or christmas Music, for those that do it was a great time to be had.