Thursday 19th February 2004
Country singer Josh Turner goes gold with 'Long Black Train' album.
MAINSTREAM country music artist and committed Christian Josh Turner spoke about
his major American hit single and album, both called "Long Black
Train", in Billboard magazine. Turner's album has become the only
debut release of 2003 to win a gold album. The song "Long Black Train"
features a rousing chorus "There's victory in the Lord." Said Turner,
"I knew from an industry standpoint it was a risk, but it was worth it
to me because it did say who I was, and it's a country song. It's got
a great message that anybody can relate to and it's just something
that sticks in your head. Everybody has their own long black train
that they struggle with and everybody can take those words and put
them into their own lives. Radio has finally come around and all the
listeners have definitely taken hold of it." Turner wrote "Long Black
Train" in 1999 while he was attending Nashville's Belmont University.
"I was over at the music library one night listening to the complete
Hank Williams boxed set and it really made me feel like I was in the
same room with him." The opinions expressed in this article are
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