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Turner helps raise $150K for tornado victims

Friday, July 15, 2011 – Despite a driving rain storm, Josh Turner did not disappoint last night as he reached out to help the students and the schools of Ringgold, Ga. raise more than $150,000 after the community was devastated on April 27 by a tornado.

All proceeds from "After The Storm: Coming Together Benefit Concert With Josh Turner" will be split evenly between the Ringgold Band and the Ringgold athletic fund. Turner was able to tour the damaged facilities. He dedicated his song The Answer to the Ringgold residents who lost their lives during the tornado.

"Anytime you can come together as a community to help lift each other up, it's a good day. But when you can accomplish something of this magnitude as a team in these uncertain times it really shows the true meaning of family. Overall we feel "Muddy Gras" was an overwhelming success despite the weather," said Gator Harrison, Operations Manager/Program Director: WUSY US-101

The tornado that ripped through downtown Ringgold, killing nine and destroying about half of the town's businesses and many homes and places of worship. Two students from Ringgold High School were among the dead. Ringgold High School and Ringgold Middle School both suffered major damage. Insurance is paying for all the work to repair the structural damage on the schools, but there has been no money to pay for the athletic facilities and equipment and band equipment lost in the storm.

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They're called "overtones" or pleasing harmonic notes that neatly accompany a main melody. People gifted with them - Josh Turner, for example - essentially have more than one great singing voice in one body. Outfitted with overtones, a good vocalist - Josh Tuner, for example - can accentuate the emotion of a song, each note an opportunity to go a step higher or lower. It's that rare combination of talents that earned Turner a 2007 invitation to the Grand Ole Opry at the »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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