Josh Turner is fulfilling a lifelong dream with the upcoming release of his gospel album I Serve a Savior. A deeply spiritual person, Turner says he's been waiting to create the faith-based collection for a long while, and he's finally found the right time.

“Working on this project has definitely been a God-ordained blessing. I never would have thought I’d be doing this record this year, but God opened a door and I walked through it,” Turner shares in a press release. “I’ve seen many seemingly impossible things take place during the making of this record and I’ve felt God’s anointing over it.

“My faith is the most important thing to me,” Turner adds. “I want people to hear the sentiment and heart behind this record. I want them to feel the same inspiration that I felt. I want them to feel that and hopefully they’ll make these songs a part of their life.”

Read on for all of the details about I Serve a Savior.

The Title

The title for Turner's newest collection of tunes is I Serve a Savior, which is also the title of one of his original gospel tracks that's featured on the project.

The Release Date

I Serve a Savior will be released on Oct. 26.

The Record Label

MCA Nashville has been Turner's label since he signed with them in 2003. This will be his seventh studio album with the company.

The Producer

We don't have word on who the producer for I Serve a Savior is yet. When we find out, we will update this section.

The Album Cover

Josh Turner I Serve a Savior
MCA Nashville

The cover of I Serve a Savior features Turner, seated with folded hands on, fittingly, a church pew, set on a lawn against a backdrop of trees.

The Songs

The 12-track I Serve a Savior features a mix of traditional gospel hymns and original songs, as well as two of Turner's previous hits; three of the tracks were recorded live at Gaither Studios. Guest artists include Sonya Isaacs of bluegrass/gospel family band the Isaacs and bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne.

The album's title track captures the deep-rooted faith that Turner credits for all success in his career: "I serve a Savior / It's what I was made for / His grace and love I don't deserve / I will be faithful / Humble and grateful / My life is greater 'cause I serve a Savior."

Turner's wife Jennifer and their four sons join the country star on the track "The River (of Happiness)," which was penned by Jennifer and their eldest son, Hampton. "It’s an uplifting song," Turner says, "and having Jennifer and the boys singing on it drives that home.”

Josh Turner, I Serve a Savior Track Listing:

1. "I Saw the Light," featuring Sonya Isaacs
2. "I Pray My Way Out of Trouble," featuring Bobby Osborne
3. "Great Is Your Faithfulness"
4. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
5. "Without Him"
6. "I Serve a Savior"
7. "How Great Thou Art," featuring Sonya Isaacs
8. "The River (of Happiness)," featuring the Turner Family (live from Gaither Studios)
9. "Amazing Grace"
10. "Long Black Train" (live from Gaither Studios)
11. "Doxology"
12. "Me and God" (live from Gaither Studios)


Turner has created a 90-minute DVD performance of his I Serve a Savior album, recorded at Gaither Studios, that is set for release in conjunction with the record. It features a performance with the whole Turner family and a special interview with gospel music legend Bill Gaither.

“Josh Turner is a gifted artist. We talked about his faith, his music, his wife and children, and about his gospel heritage he holds so dear,” Gaither shares in a press release. “It is a joy to see a young man with so much talent using his gifts with purpose and excellence.”

The DVD will be edited to a one-hour time frame for broadcast on select television networks later this fall.

The Tour 

Turner has tour dates planned across the country this fall and winter. Check his website for tour details.

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