I Wouldn't Be a Man

Album: Haywire (2010)
Charted: 92

Songfacts®:

  • This Mike Reid and Rory Michael Bourke written number was originally recorded by Don Williams and has also been sung by Billy Dean. Turner explained to Roughstock that producer Frank Roger's assistant emailed the song to him one morning before he went into the studio to see what he thought about it. Turner added: "That song really helped me to remember why I'm doing this and what songs I need to look for when recording albums. Because this song in particular, it has a very classic and timeless feel, with a very unique melody with a very heartfelt, positive message and a different way of writing a lyric, It's just classic Don Williams. He was one of the best at choosing great songs and the fact that he cut the song proves that he thought a lot of it and was always consistent about picking songs with the classic and timeless feel. It got me really excited about going into the studio that day and not only does it remind me of the type of song I need to be looking for but when I heard it, I also felt strongly that I could make it a Josh Turner song, make it my own. I was very pleased with how it turned out and now there's talk of it being a single at some point."
  • Peter Zavadil directed the music video, which was the second to feature Turner's wife, Jennifer. She also starred in the 2005 promo for "Your Man."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

Michael SchenkerSongwriter Interviews

The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.