The world of country music met for the first time Josh TurnerJennifer Ford’s wife in 2006 when she starred alongside her husband in the steamy and sweet music video for her hit debut single, “Your Man”. Country fans were still getting to know new country singer Turner at the time, and it was clear from the “Your Man” video that he and his wife were deeply in love. Now, 15 years after this video came out, Josh and Jennifer are still going strong. Here is a look back on their love story.
Turner and Ford first met while attending school in Nashville‘s Belmont University in the late 1990s. The country artist transferred to Belmont after attending Francis Marion University for a time in his home state of South Carolina. In his book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhoodturner share that he went through a breakup before arriving in Tennessee. He dated a few girls after that, but none of them made his heart beat. Everything changed when he met Ford.
“Meeting her was not planned or expected, but our friendship was completely different,” Turner explained in the book. “For the first time, I was really in seventh heaven. I can’t really explain that time except to say it was amazing.”
Although Turner felt an instant spark, the couple chose to take things slow. Turner added that Ford did not consider him to be her official “boyfriend” until after six months. After dating for a few years, the country star finally knelt at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville in 2002. During her proposal, the singer-songwriter performed an original song called “I Can See It In. Your Smile, ”which ended in an enthusiastic“ Yes ”from Ford. Turner and Ford tied the knot in 2003 in front of 500 guests.
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While Turner and Ford were dating and after their marriage, Turner worked hard to climb the ranks of country music. He first gained attention after his Grand Olé Opry his debut in 2001 when he received a standing ovation for “Long Black Train” and then performed a encore for the song. He was then signed by MCA Nashville and released his debut album, Long black train, in 2003. This was followed by his 2006 album, Your man, which included the hit title song, as well as “Would You Go With Me” and “Me and God”.
Other hits released by Turner include “Why Don’t We Just Dance”, “All Over Me”, “Hometown Girl” and more. Josh Turner’s wife can also be seen in her music video for “I Wouldn’t Be a Man” and she often provides backing vocals for her husband. Ford and the couple’s kids also sing on Turner’s 2018 Christian album, I serve a savior.
Turner and Ford’s life is a little different now than it was in 2006, when they recorded the music video for “Your Man”. The then newlyweds have 15 years of marriage to their credit and they now share four sons: Hampton, Colby, Crawford (called Marion) and Samuel Hawke. However, the couple are still as in love as they were then, and they show it in the reimagined version of the “Your Man” video, released in June.
The new version of the video finds Turner and Ford in the same hotel from the original video and still having a romantic night out with a few edits – like taking a FaceTime call from the kids. Turner also published a deluxe edition of Your man, which features the 11 original tracks as well as collaborations with John Anderson, Ralph Stanley and Marty Roe, Gene Johnson and Dana Williams of Diamond Rio. The project also includes live versions of “Your Man”, “Me and God” and “Would You Go with Me”.