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Josh Turner to Perform at HU

Josh Turner

Las Vegas, NM – Multiplatinum country artist Josh Turner will perform in Highlands University’s Wilson A. Complex Feb. 3.

Tickets are on sale online at www.outhousetickets.com or at the university’s radio station, KEDP at 901 University Ave.

Turner received several Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music nominations starting with his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, which was released in March and features the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.”

“I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album, Punching Bag, and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album” Turner said. “I have grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.”

Rolling Stone said Turner, delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” People magazine said the the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”

Frank Ray, a former police officer in Las Cruces and emerging country artist, will open for Josh Turner. Rolling Stone listed Ray as one of its 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know in December, noting “Ray sings about the Hispanic immigrant experience in America, highlighting the cultural differences, but pointing out values – including family and hard work – shared with the country audience.”

Tickets for reserved seating are $50, general seating are $25, and front-stage pit (standing) are $75. Tickets are free for New Mexico Highlands students with a current university ID. Doors open Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., Frank Ray takes the stage at 7 p.m. and Josh Turner will perform at 8 p.m. following a half-hour admission.

“We’re extremely proud to have Josh Turner and Frank Ray on Highlands’ campus as part of the Student Life initiative,” said Highlands Dean of Students Kimberly Blea.

For more information, contact Donna Martinez at 505-454-3238.