Josh Turner’s new single “Deep South” is the title track from his upcoming album, and will likely make you want to bust out your John Deere green and dust off your old cassette tapes.
In the song, which could just as well have been released in 1995, Turner explains long-held country traditions to an outsider who’s never been out in the sticks: driving on back roads, eating fried chicken, front porch swings, singing for his mama and of Southern pride. The consistent rhythm chugs along, sprinkled with fiddle solos and simple but effective lyrics that harken back to earlier days of country music. Turner’s trademark vocals makes the track feel familiar, like a broken-in denim jacket.
“Deep South” follows Turner’s recent singles “Hometown Girl” and “Lay Low,” all from his album Deep South due March 10. Preorder at joshturner.com or on iTunes.