Josh Turner to perform at WKU

Lindsay Kriz

During this year’s Homecoming, students have the opportunity to see country singer Josh Turner and opening artist Brantley Gilbert in Diddle Arena for the annual Homecoming concert.

Turner recently released his fourth album “Haywire” and will be performing in Diddle on Thursday, Oct. 28.

The doors to Diddle will open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m, according to a press release.

 Pre-ordered tickets are $30 for non-students and $20 for students. They can be purchased at the WKU ticket office in Diddle or by calling 1-800-5BIGRED. Tickets are also available at

Tickets are $35 for non-students and $25 for students at the door, according to the release.

Bowling Green junior Cecelia Satterly, who is the Campus Activities Board concert chair, said a lot goes into planning which artist is selected for the Homecoming concert.

“We usually book the arena before the artist is even known,” she said.

In April, CAB picked Turner as the artist to play, she said.

Satterly said that so far, sales are  up from last year.

“Country music definitely does better in this area,” she said.

Colleen Carnes, a junior from Pulaski, Tenn., said she’s very excited that Turner is coming to WKU.

“The first song I ever heard of his was ‘Long Black Train,’” she said.  “After hearing that voice, I was hooked. I’ve been a fan a couple of years now.”