NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Josh Turner became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry last night.
When Turner debuted at the Opry in 2001 he hadn't yet had a song released to country radio, but the singer earned a standing ovation for "Long Black Train." That song would become his breakthrough hit. He got a second standing ovation following an encore.
Turner's debut album sold more than a million copies. His follow up disc, "Your Man," also went double platinum.
He has been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year 2007 by the Country Music Association.
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