Josh Turner announces Long Black Train 20th Anniversary Tour dates

Special 20th anniversary vinyl edition available

Josh Turner is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his hit album, Long Black Train, with an anniversary tour and a special edition vinyl pressing.

Turner will kick off the Long Black Train 20th Anniversary Tour on March 4th in Dothan, AL. He’ll perform at a variety of venues across the United States with dates scheduled through September 23rd. Additional stops are expected to be announced.

On May 19th, the album will be released on vinyl for the first time to coincide with the anniversary of the single’s original 2003 release date. The album and title track were both certified by Platinum by the RIAA.

“I wrote this song during my senior year at Belmont University, and I remember thinking to myself, no one is going to want to hear this old timey gospel song. Thankfully, God placed a few folks in my life that thought differently and here we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Long Black Train,’” says Turner. “I credit this song with landing me my first publishing deal, my record deal and my first Opry performance. A lot of folks think that this was my first single, but it was actually my second. I was hesitant when the label suggested it be the next single, nothing else on the radio sounded like it. I don’t know where I’d be today without this song and so we named the tour for this 20th anniversary and will be celebrating all year long.”

In celebration, Turner will also be featured on the nationally syndicated TV series, The Song, on Saturday, March 11th. The episode will spotlight “Long Black Train,” the country gospel leaning signature song written while attending Belmont University in Nashville. Turner walks the campus and revisits the very locations that inspired the song.

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