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Carpenter, Turner top releases

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – Marty Chapin Carpenter and Josh Turner lead the list of new CDs out today.

Turner is out with his fifth disc, "Punching Bag," which contains his current single Time Is Love. Turner continues opting for a more traditional country sound. Marty Stuart guests on Pallbearer with Iris Dement on backing vocals. Turner co-wrote 8 of the 11 tracks. Ricky Skaggs (For The Love of God) and Turner's wife and children (Jennifer, Hampton, Colby and Marion Turner) also contribute on Find Me A Baby.

Carpenter recorded "Ashes and Roses" in Nashville and produced the 13-song disc along with Matt Rollings. The backing band was Rollings (piano), Russ Kunkel (drums), Duke Levine (guitar) and Glenn Worf (bass), with whom she has worked with in the past. James Taylor duets with Carpenter on Soul Companion.

Arkansas trio Edens Edge release their self-titled debut on Big Machine Records. The current single is Too Good To Be True. Hannah Blaylock, Cherrill Green and Dean Berner comprise Edens Edge. The disc contains 13 songs in a deluxe edition, containing 3 extra songs.

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I Serve a Savior CD review - I Serve a Savior
When Josh Turner reaches down to sing "swing low" during "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," he has the sort of deep voice that can do this chorus's low notes justice. Turner isn't shy about his Christian faith, which makes all of these "I Serve A Savior" songs ring true. Then with this title track, Turner pours on the traditional country joy with a pedal steel beauty. The latter makes the honky tonk feel like a church or vice versa. It's just the kind of line »»»
Deep South CD review - Deep South
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 »»»
Live Across America CD review - Live Across America
Josh Turner's relationship with Cracker Barrel stretches far beyond a love of chicken & dumplings and sweet tea. The country store/restaurant sponsored his 2012 tour and previously has released a live concert recorded at the Ryman Auditorium. Turner's latest release for Cracker Barrel features songs from his latest tour, recorded at 12 different stops along the way. While live releases seldom compare well to studio albums, Turner has a crack band that can match the abilities of the »»»