Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2004 Florence County, South Carolina, celebrated Josh Turner Day?

It’s true! It was at his show at the Florence Civic Center.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Josh Turner.

  • He was introduced to country music by his grandmother.
  • His musical influences include Hank Williams, Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash and Vern Gosdin.
  • He made his public singing debut in church at age 5 with the song "Arky Arky."
  • He developed a vocal lesion in the mid-'90s, due in part to working around chemicals in an agricultural warehouse. He had to stop singing for a year while it healed.
  • He was a classmate of American Idol contestant Melinda Doolittle at Belmont University.