Turner began choosing songs for Haywire, his
fourth studio album, months before he began
recording. While Turner had “Why Don’t We Just
Dance” on hold with the publisher, someone else
showed interest; therefore, he had to record it or
he knew he may eventually have to give it up and
felt like we couldn’t lose that one,” Turner said.
“It’s a strong song and something that I could have
a lot of fun with vocally. I felt it would be a
great center point for the record. It is positive
and a love song and you can dance to it. Nowadays,
that’s a good formula.”
Written by Jim Beavers, Jonathan Singleton and
Darrell Brown, “Why Don’t We Just Dance” was the
first song they chose for the album, as well as the
first single. It quickly went to #1 on the charts;
This album already appears to be taking the path to
included a few romantic songs on this album. “I
Wouldn’t Be A Man” and “Lovin’ You On My Mind” will
both create high excitement for his female fans.
Between his deep voice and the provocative lyrics,
they are sure to count these two as favorites.
Turner received “I Wouldn’t Be a Man” the morning
before he went in the studio. “It just made me feel
good. It was the first song I heard that morning.”
He knew he had to include it on the record.
Continuing to show the range of his voice, Turner
co-wrote “As Fast as I Could,” a fun love song to
which a lot of people can relate. “We
had a great time writing the lyrical part of that
song,” he said. “It was just a guy that was really
confident about who he was and about what he could
offer this woman. He was basically telling her ‘hey,
I’m the one. I got here as fast as I could.”
Be There” is an adorable song written from the point
of view of a father, looking down on his children.
Turner has two boys, who I am sure will appreciate
this song when they are older.
you need a frown turned to a grin/
Or you need a hand just to hold your hand/
Need a daddy or you just need a friend/
I’ll be there”
“Haywire,” which Turner wrote on his own, is a fun
love song with quick, catchy lyrics. He shows his
playful, fun side with this one as well as on “Eye
Candy” and “Your Smile.”
co-wrote two more incredible songs, “The Answer” and
“Friday Paycheck,” with Mark Narmore, one of
Nashville’s finest songwriters (“that’s What I Love
About Sunday” and “If That Chair Could Talk”).
‘”Haywire,’ musically, has gone leaps and bounds
above what I’ve done so far,” Turner said. “I feel
like, song for song, it’s one of my strongest
records. I feel like when the listener goes out and
buys this record, they’re going to hear my heart.”
Although Turner admits to putting this album
together quickly, he believes that the quality is
still impeccable. He says that his vocal range was
showcased on this album, and I agree. These songs
are positive. They are fun. They involve love and
happiness. Produced by Frank Rogers, each song on
the album is an important puzzle piece to the
complete project; they all fit together perfectly.