We gave it a B+
The superfluous live release is a great tradition that’s getting lost as everyone worries about keeping their SoundScan averages up. So it takes a dining-chain exclusive to get a fresh set from one of country’s finest young singers into our hands. Josh Turner’s most recent hits might be missing on Live at the Ryman, but they’re replaced with covers of Haggard, Jones, and Hank Sr. — a perfectly fair trade. And when his baritone goes way down south on ”Way Down South,” you can almost feel the Ryman floorboards buzz.
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