JOSH TURNER & DREW BALDRIDGE @ BERGEN PAC
Englewood, New Jersey – Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Josh Turner with Special Guest Drew Baldridge-Friday November 4, 2016 at 8PM.
Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.
Turner has also added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.
A contemporary country artist whose polished, upbeat music embraces elements of pop and R&B as well as more traditional flavors, Drew Baldridge was a fan of both country and pop, enjoying Brooks & Dunn and Eric Church as well as Michael Jackson and the Backstreet Boys, and he quickly became a fixture at talent shows in and around his small hometown. After seeing Josh Turner when he was 18, Baldridge made the decision to make a career out of country music. Turning down an athletic scholarship to college, Baldridge moved to Nashville and honed his skills as a performer and songwriter.
Dirt on Us In 2013, Baldridge signed recording and publishing deals with THiS Music, releasing his first single, "B.Y.O.B.," in late 2013. Two more singles followed, "All Good" in November 2013 and "She's Taken" in April 2014, before he released his first EP, the four-song Crossing Country Lines, in December 2014. A second EP, Crossing Country Lines, Vol. 2, came out in April 2015, and featured two songs that soon became fan favorites, "Dance with Ya" and "God's Front Porch." "Dance with Ya" developed enough traction that the track was issued as a single in May 2015; in November 2015 Baldridge signed a new record deal with Cold River Records, and his first release for the label was the Dance with Ya EP, which featured the title song along with four new numbers. In June 2016, Baldridge released his first full-length album through Cold River Records, Dirt on Us. The album once again included "Dance with Ya" as well as 12 other tracks, including a duet with Emily Weisband ("Rebound") and a gospel number sung with his brothers Mike Baldridge and Doug Baldridge.
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC