GREENVILLE - This year concert goers will get a double fix of country music as two crowd-pleasers Josh Turner and Scotty McCreery will hit the stage next Sunday at the Great Darke County Fair.
This summer, Turner has been busy, with a heavy schedule of concert dates, including his stop at the Great Darke County Fair, and he’s on the road with The Roughstock and Rambler Tour, presented by Ariat.
A native of Hannah, S.C., Turner has been singing and writing songs his entire life, but he’s recently added to his list of talents by penning a book entitled Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood, which was released in April of 2014.
Having little access to music education in high school, Turner understands the important role that music education has to play, which is why he started The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to support music education.
With five albums, and another on the way, it’s no wonder Turner is one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry; his debut album, Long Black Train, in 2003 went platinum, and since then he’s had several hits including Punching Bag, Your Man, Why Don’t We Just Dance, Firecracker, and Time is Love.
With album sales topping 1.6 million, McCreery has become one of country music’s hottest new stars.
McCreery was voted Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist at the 2013 American Country Awards, and since his debut has been recognized as Best New Artist by the Academy of Country Music, the American Country Awards and the CMT Music Awards. His video for “See You Tonight” spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on GAC’s fan-voted Top 20 Countdown, and his first album, Clear As Day, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, making him the first country artist, as well as the youngest artist, to do so with their first studio album. His second album, See You Tonight, also debuted at No. 1.
McCreery is also on his first headlining tour, the See You Tonight Tour, but is appearing on Sunday, Aug. 17, with Josh Turner. He will make more than 50 stops across the United States by the end of the summer.
Along with that, McCreery is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation, which was formed with the goal of building and operating a Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Conn., to memorialize and honor the lives lost in the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, 2012.
To learn more about this year’s fair entertainment, visit www.JoshTurner.com. To learn more, visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com, find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.