Josh Turner’s “Hometown Girl” claims the top of both the Country Aircheck country singles chart this week. The song, from his new album Deep South, was written by Marc Beeson and Daniel Tashian, and was one he definitely wanted to record after hearing it for the first time.
Josh tells us: [“I first heard the song at my producer’s house – Kenny Greenburg – and I was kind of looking for some different kind of stuff that I hadn’t really done before, and ‘Hometown Girl’ kind of fit that mold. Even before I knew the lyrics, I had that melody stuck in my head. It’s such a catchy melody. When I really got to digging into what the lyrics were saying, I loved the message in the song a nd I just felt like my female fan base would really get this song and relate to this song. I felt like the guys in my fan base, I feel like that’s the kind of girl they’re looking for or either they have already. So, I just felt like it was a good message to put out there and just a great song to give me kind of the opportunity to shake things up production-wise, so . . .”] SOUNDCUE (:43 OC: . . . up production-wise, so . . . )
Josh shared the good news on Twitter writing, "Hometown Girl is officially #1!!!!! Thank you God, country radio, and MCA Nashville!! Party time!!"
“Hometown Girl” is Josh's first chart-topping hit since “All Over Me” hit Number One in 2010.