MCA Nashville artist Josh Turner and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their third son, Crawford Marion Turner, on Monday.
“Jennifer and I are overjoyed at Marion’s arrival,” Turner says. “He’s a strong, handsome little boy with a resilient spirit. Thanks to all of our family, friends and fans for their thoughts and prayers.”
December has become a month of celebration for Turner. On December 6, he won Single of the Year at the American Country Awards in Las Vegas for Why Don’t We Just Dance, his four-week No. 1 single that was named the Most Played Song of 2010 by Mediabase.
Forty percent of the Top 5 country songs of the year were recorded by Turner, according to Billboard. Why Don’t We Just Dance was ranked at No.3 on Billboard’s year-end Hot Country Songs list, followed immediately by All Over Me at No. 4. He is the No. 5 Top Male Country Artist in the publication’s The Year in Music 2010 issue that is on stands now. In addition, Country Aircheck ranked him as No. 4 on its list of Country Radio’s Top Male Performers in 2010.
Back-to-back No. 1 singles with Why Don’t We Just Dance and All Over Me made Turner one of only seven country artists to have two No. 1 hits this year. He joins a list that includes Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Easton Corbin.
In February 2010, Turner’s fourth studio album, Haywire, debuted at #5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. His current single is I Wouldn’t Be a Man.
From one year, one month; that’s a career. And he’s only 33.