The Tennessean (Left), Youtube/JoshTurner (Right)
As part of the ongoing celebration for the 50th anniversary of the CMAs, Josh Turner paid tribute to living legend Randy Travis in the form of a moving cover to his “Three Wooden Crosses.” The cover is Turner’s contribution to the trending “Forever Country” cover series in which young country singers perform renditions of classic songs that have obtained a status of timelessness.
Turner’s cover is similar in sound and tempo as that of the original but his classic signature vocals make it his own. The country singer sat in a chair while playing the acoustic guitar in the style of his fellow country singer’s covers for the series.
“Three Wooden Crosses” was recorded and released by Travis in November 2002 off his album Rise and Shine. The song is his 16th and most recent No.1 single as well as his first since 1994. The classic was named “Song of the Year” at the 2003 CMAs as well as the 2004 Dove Awards.
You can watch Josh Turner’s rendition of the timeless country song in the video below.