Little did Turner know at the time that furthering his education would also change his personal life.
In his book , Turner recalls that after the breakup of a two-and-a-half-year relationship, he “went out on a few dates, but none of those girls made my heart flutter.” Enter fellow student Jennifer Ford, who completely turned his life upside down.
Speaking of what happened when the girls went to a winter formal dance, he told Ellen: 'There was a bunch of kids in a limousine.
"I will never find someone else," she remembers sobbing.
"I will be alone the rest of my life." But she found the courage to get up, change her life, and do things that gave her confidence and joy.
Josh Turner and Jennifer Ford celebrate their wedding anniversary on June 14.
The college sweethearts met at Nashville’s Belmont University, where Turner transferred in August of 1998, after a solid year of dealing with a vocal cord lesion that put him out of singing commission.