ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HSN, the leading multi-channel retailer, announced today that multi-platinum, country superstar Josh Turner will debut his latest Universal Music Nashville release PUNCHING BAG and perform live during HSN LIVE on May 25 at 9 p.m. (EDT). Part of HSN's annual Americana event, the multi-platform concert sponsored by Cricket will be available live on HSN, HSN.com, HSN Mobile and through HSN's Facebook page.
During "HSN LIVE Presents Josh Turner sponsored by Cricket," Turner will perform tracks from PUNCHING BAG, including his latest hit "Time Is Love" and other chart-toppers such as "Why Don't We Just Dance" and "Your Man."
"It's always exciting for me to share new music early with my fans, so I can't wait to perform live on HSN during the HSN LIVE concert series. I love experiencing their reactions to the new songs," said Turner.
HSN customers will have the opportunity to pre-order an exclusive 2-disc bundle ($19.95, free S&H) on HSN.com that includes Josh's new PUNCHING BAG release and the ICON Series: The Best of Josh Turner, which includes 11 of his number one hits, such as "Long Black Train" and "Would you go with me".
"HSN's robust entertainment integration strategy has transformed the company into one of today's hottest outlets for music artists to launch their new releases," said Andy Sheldon, EVP of Television, Live Events and Creative for HSN. "The recent HSN LIVE debut of Lionel Richie's Tuskegee was a brilliant success and we are excited to once again partner with the talented team at Universal Music Nashville to welcome Josh to the HSN LIVE roster as part of our Americana event."
Following his HSN premiere, Turner will interact with HSN's Facebook fans during a live post-concert chat.
"HSN is a great platform to promote Josh Turner and his upcoming album PUNCHING BAG," said Tom Lord, vice president of marketing for UMG Nashville. "This live concert event is a unique primetime opportunity to showcase Josh as one of country music's biggest hitmakers as well as our genre's most recognizable and distinctive voice."
For more information about "HSN Live Presents Josh Turner sponsored by Cricket" and to pre-order the PUNCHING BAG set now, please go to www.hsn.com/joshturner.
HSN LIVE sponsor Cricket offers Muve Music, the first wireless rate plan to include unlimited music. The Muve Music plan includes unlimited song downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones, as well as nationwide calling, unlimited messaging and 3G mobile data. Muve Music is the first music experience designed specifically for the mobile phone– no syncing, no computers, no cords needed - ever.
HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - hsn.com - is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
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