Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Josh Turner is scheduled to release Time Is Love,” the debut single from his yet-to-be-titled fifth MCA Nashville album. “Time Is Love,” written by Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin and Mark Nesler, will go for radio adds on Jan. 9. The new single will be available at iTunes this Tuesday, Dec. 20.

“This song grabbed me from the first listen because it has such an infectious melody and lyrically it really tells a message that I have been wanting to say for a long time,” he says. “It’s not about quality time but quantity time and taking the time to get to know the person better and develop a relationship with that person.”

Turner, one of the format’s most consistent hit makers, has a knack for choosing some of country music’s hottest and most popular songs. “All Over Me,” the second single from his latest album Haywire, was chosen as BMI’s 2011 “Song of the Year” and was one of ASCAP’s “Top Five Most Played Songs” of 2011. His previous single, the 4-week #1 hit “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” was the Most Played Song of the Year for 2010, according to Mediabase.

The South Carolina native has four #1 singles (“Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “All Over Me”), sold over 5 million albums and been nominated for two Grammy awards as well as numerous award nominations  from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Television and the American Country Awards.