Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Josh Turner & Ralph Stanley - "Me And God"

If you haven't heard "Me And God," Josh Turner's recent duet with Ralph Stanley, you can now hear the entire song from the Universal Music Group website for Turner's latest CD Your Man.

Many thanks to The Bluegrass Blog for posting this information so we can bring the news to you. Make sure you visit their website as well!

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24 Comments:

At 8:28 AM , Blogger streips said...

I am very sorry that the legendary Ralph Stanley got involved in this nearly blasphemous and certainly illiterate project. Me and God? God and I is both correct and arranges the two in order, and where does Josh Turner get off on the idea that he and God are buddies who go for a beer after work? Terrible!

 
At 2:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the song!
So sorry that you are trying to be "God" and condem and judge others who have created enjoyment for so many. Bet you always have a sour-puss look on your face. Well, off for a beer after work, maybe I'll play that song on the juke box and everyone can relax and enjoy! ciao!!

 
At 6:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two great singers and a great song. Nothing blasphemous here. I do not know what the other comments are about, I guess they are idiots. Keep up the good work Josh and God bless.

 
At 10:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, when used as the subject of the sentence as in "We're a team, me and God" the correct use would be God and I. But when used as the subject of the preposition (by) as in "There aint't nothing that can't be done by me and God" the use of 'me' is correct. Nice use of poetic license and a very nice song.

 
At 9:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I believe that the song Me and God is a very great inspiration to music. I mean come on, how many country songs these days are written about religion. Matter of fact, anyone who critizes Josh for producing a song of his beliefs, needs God. Keep up the great work Josh and never give up singing. Oh and for the ones that do not like the song, there's only one thing to do, turn the channel.

 
At 11:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for those who do not find God as their buddy. God is my Father and I talk to him as a child talks to a Father. Therefore I talk to him as though he is my best buddy. Just as I do my dad here on earth.

 
At 11:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the song "Me and God" and had to stop the truck I was driving to reflect on the words, music, voices, and message - quite a lot for the first time I heard it. The message is simple and plain, music is flowing like a spring brook, and the voice of Mr. Stanley - aw shucks, reminded me of my Pap-paw in his last days - singing with us while laying in his bed - weak but oh so very strong.

Thank you Josh and Mr. Stanley for a song that is amoung my all time favorites!

Me and God - can you really go wrong with that team? Me thinks not!

God Bless

 
At 12:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the song on the radio and remembered Mr. Stanley from his song, "O Death" from the soundtrack 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou". Actually I remembered his voice. Gave me the shivers! Love this song, too. Very well done.

 
At 11:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the song. God is our friend and buddy and someone to love not be afraid of. My daughter(8) is learning the words to sing at a talent show. It ought to be great to see!

 
At 11:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A heartwarming song that I always
enjoy hearing. Thank God musicians such as Josh and Ralph make great
songs such as this. Great work.

 
At 1:57 PM , Anonymous Barb said...

Somebody just wrote that hearing Ralph Stanley on this song gave them shivers..I know what you mean. I was loving the song, and then his voice was there, so weathered, yet pure and strong.At the risk of being criticized for my use of incorrect English, it 'brung tears t' my eyes." What a great song and tribute to our Father and Friend.

 
At 9:04 PM , Anonymous carl said...

I hate how country radio plays the hell out of the song but just annouce it as just Josh Turner. I never here them mention that it's Ralph dueting with him. Ralph is a legend. Josh is just another good looking guy with decent voice and the right producer.

 
At 10:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the song "Me and God" in bits and pieces but my radio station never told me who the artists were when the song finished. I was sure I recognized Ralph Stanley's voice, but couldn't get confirmation. This morning, I heard the full song on the radio and the station mentioned Josh Turner but still did not reveal his duet partner. How glad I was to find out after logging in this space that it was indeed Mr. Stanley. I absolutely love the song, find it uplifting and a huge refreshing change to hear a song that includes God in such a positive way. I wouldn't mind hearing Mr. Turner and Mr. Stanley collaborate some more. I for one would be right out buying it all up! Thanks guys!!

 
At 12:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a spiritual but not religious guy. I was driving and had the radio on "seek" and I got this song... I was blown away... I love it. I, like a previous poster, was just listening and enjoying this great song, and then Ralph Stanley's voice just pierced my soul... I think this is an excellent addition to his iconic body of work. And to anybody who does not approve of the usage "me and whomever", well that's how real people in the real South (and elsewhere)talk.... let it ride, and just enjoy this wonderful song... I'm a Ph.D and a D.D. by the way and I'm not offended one bit by it.

 
At 1:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Me and God" is a really pleasant country-&-western song, folks. It doesn't aim to communicate an adult sense of awe before God, which is a legit part of worship.

 
At 9:51 AM , Anonymous kkit said...

I heard this song for the first time just the other day in my truck. I had to slow down and stop because I immediately recognized Ralph Stanley's voice and the song brought tears to my eyes. Just hearing his voice on a current song was enough for me to thank God for allowing it to happen. My daughter thought I was nuts when I tried to explain to her how huge the man is and how awesome it was to hear him sing. Thanks also for Josh Turner to have the guts to do this with a legend. It is very well done, and who cares about the grammer man, it's Ralph Stanley!

 
At 6:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

From your post I can see that pharisees are alive and well...consider the impact this song would have on someone who does not know God, or who believes God would never have anything to do with someone like them. Also consider what Jesus said to the accusers of the woman caught in the act...ye who are without sin cast the first stone.

 
At 10:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh, I love the song and so do so many others. I think it is wonderful you have the courage to show your true roots and foundation of faith. I too, am not ashamed to admit that God is the lord of my life. God Bless you always.

 
At 9:01 AM , Anonymous Cristian said...

If you cannot recognize the blasphemies and theological inaccuracies of this song, you do not know the Bible and orthodox Christian theology. Yes, it's a catchy tune, and Ralph Stanley's vocalizations are quite special, BUT they cannot make up for it's theological ignorance.

 
At 6:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time I heard this song it was being sung by Darius Rucker (lead singer from Hootie & the Blowfish) as a sound check on the Grand Ole Opry. I loved it so much I had to find out more about the song.
It's a great song!

 
At 6:11 PM , Anonymous Jacob said...

John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

This is one of the overlooked verses in the bible. Why because it comes right after the "I am the Vine passage" If you can come up with ANY solid biblical references that contradict this please let me know because this song combined with that verse have kept me reminded of God's great love for us.

John 15:13,14 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

 
At 2:41 PM , Blogger Norman said...

I change the channel when that song comes on. I would not buy an album on which it appears. "Me and God" can do anything? Actually, God doesn't need "me." God loves us but this buddy buddy thing so diminshes the concept of Creator and universal truth, so pops the balloon of awe that I consider it a travesty.

 
At 7:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel soory for Norman & Streips....for their lmited vision and narrow-mindedness...they emind me of the Pharises & Scribes (So bent on the STRICT observation of the LAWS that they thought themselves better even than The Master himself !)...Relax, the song is nothing to get over-righteous about - it draws me closer to God - Thank you Josh & Ralph for such a beautiful song!

 
At 9:10 AM , Blogger Matt said...

Generally songs try to convey meaning. They are not overly concerned with correct grammar. Lots of folks I know, talk like that and they're really awesome people.

If Abraham was a friend of God (James 2:23), why can't we all be a friend of God?

I like this song too! Josh Turner and Dr. Stanley make a very good duet.

 

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