Josh Turner will release his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood, on April 29. Since signing his record deal in 2003, he has sold more than five million albums, had four No. 1 songs, played numerous sold-out show and was one of the youngest artists ever inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Throughout his successful but demanding career, he has kept his life focused on his Christians faith and his family.
“I was raised in a strong Christian family in a tight-knit community in rural South Carolina,” he writes in the book’s introduction. “I was taught essential life lessons, like the value of a dollar, what hard work feels like, and how important an education is. I was taught why being thoughtful, respectful, and considerate of others makes life more fulfilling, and why trusting God with your life’s decisions is wise. If all that sounds a little old-fashioned, well, that’s because it is. And I’m okay with that.
“In this book you’ll learn a little bit more about how God has shaped and continues to shape me,” he continues. “You’ll also learn about my wife, my boys, and the family I grew up in. I hope you see that the everyday small things in this life really do add up to matter a great deal in the long run. And I hope you’ll smile—even laugh—and gain a little wisdom along the way. Maybe even a lot.”
Ducky Dynasty’s Jase Robertson wrote the book’s forward. Josh sang a duet with Jase’s wife, Missy, on the song “Why I Love Christmas,” on the Robertson family’s Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, last year.