Born in South Carolina, Fulton Turnage began playing the saxophone at the age of 13, while attending jr. high school. He played in all of the various school bands, including jazz ensemble, where he possessed a natural ability to improvise solos.
After graduating from high school, Fulton joined the U.S. Army, where he served 10 years as a member of the Army Band. His service included assignments at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Scofield Barracks, Hawaii and Fort Hood, Texas.
In 1990, while stationed in Texas, Sgt. Turnage was deployed to Saudi Arabia to provide musical morale support to the troops during Desert Shield, and security detail during Desert Storm. Upon completion of his tour in Saudi Arabia, Sgt. Turnage returned to Fort Hood to finish his tour there.
In 1991, Fulton left the military, and moved to Dallas, Texas, where he quickly worked his way into the music scene. He has been a performing member in many well known local bands there, including Emerald City Band and Random Axis Band. Fulton has performed with Joe McBride, Bernard Wright, Tom Browne, Keith Anderson, Bobby Sparks, Braylon Lacy, Derrick "D-Mac" McCampbell and Little Anthony and the Imperials, to name a few.
In 1996, Fulton had the honor of playing on the Bobby Kimball album "All I Ever Needed". His beautiful solo work can be heard on the haunting ballad "Two Souls". Other artists that Fulton has recorded with include: Cindy Horstman, Linny Nance, Dave Barnett, Jennifer Perryman, Kerry Wilkins and Lee Mays.
In 2013, Fulton performed in concert with smooth jazz recording artists, Rick Braun and Paul Brown.
Fulton performs regularly in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.