Haywire, Josh Turner

Last night, after 16-year-old Scotty McCreery from Garner, N.C., auditioned for American Idol singing “Your Man” — and sounding pretty much like the song’s original artist, deep-voiced country singer Josh Turner — the name Josh Turner trended on Twitter. On the show, Randy Jackson compared McCreery to Randy Travis (whose songs Turner grew up singing, incidentally), so if you were left wondering who Josh Turner is and how deep his voice goes, watch a few of his music videos below. I can also tell you he has a good sense of humor: My 63-year-old mother LOVES him and is in his fan club. She got to meet him backstage last year at a concert, and she told me she was going to tell him she loves his voice. Not that original, I thought, so I suggested she say something like, “I love your voice, and the rest of you isn’t bad either.” Well, she actually did it. He laughed — and said he felt a song coming on. Just thank us in the liner notes, Josh.

P.S. That’s his wife in the “Your Man” video with him. She’s also his keyboard player.

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