If you’re a fan of country music, you probably know the song “Your Man” by Josh Turner. It’s a romantic tune that invites a lover to lock the door and turn the lights down low, and put some music on that’s soft and slow. But do you know the history behind this hit song?

“Your Man” was released in July 2005 as the lead single and title track from Turner’s second album of the same name. It was written by Chris Stapleton, Chris DuBois and Jace Everett, who are all accomplished songwriters in their own right. Stapleton has won multiple Grammy Awards and has written for artists like Adele, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. DuBois is a co-founder of Sea Gayle Music, a publishing company that has produced songs for Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood. Everett is best known for his song “Bad Things”, which was used as the theme song for the HBO series True Blood.

“Your Man” was Turner’s first number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, where it stayed for two weeks in early 2006. It also reached number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his highest-charting single on that chart to date. The song was certified triple platinum by the RIAA in 2021, meaning it has sold over three million units in the US. It also received a silver certification from the BPI in the UK, where it has sold over 200,000 units.

The song won several awards for its writers, including ASCAP and BMI awards in 2006. It also earned Turner a Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2007, but he lost to Vince Gill’s “The Reason Why”. The song has been covered by various artists, such as Scotty McCreery on American Idol, Blake Shelton on The Voice and Chris Young on CMT Crossroads.

The music video for “Your Man” features Turner’s wife Jennifer as his love interest. The couple met at Belmont University in Nashville and married in 2003. They have four sons together: Hampton, Colby, Marion and Samuel. In June 2021, Turner released a reimagined version of the music video to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the song and album. The new video revisits the same scenes as the original one, but now shows the couple as parents to their four children.

“Your Man” is a song that has stood the test of time and remains one of Turner’s most popular and beloved songs. It showcases his deep and distinctive voice, his traditional country style and his devotion to his family. It’s a song that makes you want to lock the door and turn the lights down low with your own special someone.

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Lyrics

Baby, lock the door and turn the lights down low
And put some music on that’s soft and slow
Baby, we ain’t got no place to go
I hope you understand
I’ve been thinking ’bout this all day long
Never felt a feeling quite this strong
I can’t believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man
There’s no hurry, don’t you worry
We can take our time
Come a little closer, let’s go over
What I had in mind
Baby, lock the door and turn the lights down low
And put some music on that’s soft and slow
Baby, we ain’t got no place to go
I hope you understand
I’ve been thinking ’bout this all day long
Never felt a feeling quite this strong
I can’t believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man
Ain’t nobody ever love nobody
The way that I love you
We’re alone now
You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to
Lock the door and turn the lights down low
And put some music on that’s soft and slow
Baby, we ain’t got no place to go
I hope you understand
I’ve been thinking ’bout this all day long
Never felt a feeling that was quite this strong
I can’t believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man
I can’t believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man

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