May 29, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-Platinum-selling MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner and performance equestrian and work wear company Ariat International renew their partnership for Turner’s The Roughstock and Rambler Tour. Ariat sponsored numerous dates on Turner’s 2013 Punching Bag Tour and both parties welcomed the opportunity to continue the relationship.
“Sponsoring last year’s tour was a perfect fit for us. The continuation of Ariat’s sponsorship of Josh’s 2014 tour is an exciting time and we are thrilled to go back out on the road with him,” says Ariat VP of Partnership Marketing Susan Alcala. “Josh has been an exceptional partner. His genuine passion for our products comes through naturally, and there is nothing better than an authentic endorsement.”
The tour, named for Turner’s two favorite styles of Ariat boots, the Roughstock and the Rambler, will cross North America and run through May 2015. Fans can expect to hear hits like “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Would You Go With Me,” and more from the award-winning country star. “We kicked off The Roughstock and Rambler Tour this past weekend and I feel blessed to have Ariat on the road with us for a second year in a row. I’ve shared this story a few times; however I came across a pair of Ariat boots for the first time at a western store in Montana several years ago. They were the most comfortable pair of boots I had ever put on and I fell in love with the brand,” shares Turner.
For more information on Turner and The Roughstock and Rambler Tour, visit www.JoshTurner.com
For more information about Ariat, visit www.ariat.com
About Josh Turner
MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most successful artists. With a rich, deep voice and unique style, Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer/songwriter and a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists —and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple nods from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, GRAMMY Awards and the Inspirational Country Music Awards. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go With Me” and more.
This year, Turner added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood came out April 29, 2014 and his sixth studio album is expected to follow later this year. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.
About Ariat International, Inc.
Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and accessories. Featuring a patented technology designed to deliver stability, durability and comfort, Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into English riding boots and authentic Western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets through the world. For more information about Ariat products or for the Ariat retailer nearest you, contact Ariat at 800-899-8141 or visit www.ariat.com.
Photo Credit: George Holz |* High Resolution Available Upon Request
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For Josh Turner: Leigh Parr UMG Nashville (615)524-7500 Leigh.Parr@umusic.com
For Ariat: Alison Borris Ariat (510)477-6980 Alison.Borris@ariat.com