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Josh Gracin


Josh Gracin was created Oct 18, 1980 and was raised in Westland, Michigan. He performed at fairs, music tournaments, and other locations as a man, and do the vocal for the demo version of the melody (“She Loves Me,” compiled by Ken Salaets and Tim Barbor) in Nashville in 1996 when he was just 16 yrs . old. His big break emerged when he made an appearance on the tv screen present American Idol during its second period. A Lance Corporal in america Marines at that time he do the present, Gracin emerged in fourth, focusing on broad, country-influenced variations of pop music like “Baby I WANT Your Lovin’,” “Piano Guy,” “Jive Talkin’,” and “To Like Someone.” He also sang a Rascal Flatts music on the display, “I’m SHIFTING,” a efficiency that was noticed from the band’s bass participant, Jay Demarcus. Demarcus was impressed with what he noticed and place Gracin touching Marty Williams, the maker of Rascal Flatts’ 1st two albums. Williams was instrumental in obtaining the vocalist authorized to Lyric Road Records. An initial single, “I wish to Live,” premiered early in 2004, and he started focus on his self-titled debut recording made by Williams, that was after that released that June. Gracin added a music — a edition of “3 X a female” — towards the American Idol Time of year 2 soundtrack Compact disc. A debut recording, the self-titled Josh Gracin, made an appearance in 2004, accompanied by We Weren’t Crazy four years later on in 2008. Furthermore to assisting the record by touring cross-country to get a yr, Gracin also lent his vocals towards the Disney Songbook’s “When I Discover an Elephant Soar” with Jim Brickman, also to the soundtrack for Herbie: Completely Loaded for the monitor “Functioning for the Weekend.” Gracin signed with Colt Ford’s label Normal Joe’s Entertainment, and issued Redemption, his self-written and self-produced debut for the label in nov 2011. Gracin authorized with Personal Label in January 2013 and released the solitary “Drink It Eliminated” that summer season; it was the only real documenting he released for the label. Personal difficulties plagued Gracin on the next year or two, but he re-emerged in early 2017 using the Nothin’ Like Us, Pt. 1 EP on Revel Street Records.

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Full Name Josh Gracin
Profession Soldier, Singer
Education Western Michigan University
Nationality American
Spouse Katie Weir, Ann Marie Gracin
Children Briana Marie Gracin, Landon Joshua Gracin, Gabriella Ann Gracin, Isabella Sophia Gracin
Music Songs Brass Bed, Nothin' To Lose, I Want to Live, We Weren’t Crazy, Favorite State of Mind, I Keep Coming Back, The Other Little Soldier, Unbelievable, Can't Say Goodbye, Nothin Like Us, Telluride, Endless Helpless Hoping, Hound Dude, No One to Share the Blame, I Would Look Good With You, Let You Go, Different Kind Of Crazy, Sweet September, Drink It Gone, Only When It Rains, Working for the Weekend, Three Times a Lady, I Don’t Want to Live, All About Y'all, I Go Crazy, Cover Girl, Long Way To Go, Livin’ It Up, Front Porch Kinda Love, I Want To Make You Cry, Let Me Fall, I'm Still There
Albums We Weren't Crazy, Redemption, Josh Gracin, Josh Gracin - REALity Country, Nothin' Like Us, Pt. 1
Nominations Academy of Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Award for New Country Artist of the Year

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1 He and wife Ann Marie announced that they are expecting their second child, a boy, in August. [January 2005]
2 Currently on tour [January 2005]
3 Formally discharged from the Marines as a Lance Corporal and is now living in Franklin, Tennessee pursuing his career as a country singer. [September 2004]
4 Daughter, Isabella Sophia Gracin, born 12 November 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
5 Wife, Ann Marie, gave birth to their fourth child, a girl, named Isabella Sophia, on November 12, 2008.
6 Daughter, Gabriella Ann, born November 15, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz.
7 Wife Ann Marie is expecting their third child, a daughter, due November 2006.
8 Son, Landon Joshua, born August 4, 2005.
9 2005 Billboard Awards 'New Country Artist' Nominee
10 Is of Croatian and Indian heritage
11 2005 CMA Awards 'Breakthrough Video' Nominee for "I Want to Live."
12 Is a recording artist for Lyric Street Records.
13 His favorite country singers include: Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, and Martina McBride - just to name a few.
14 Has a tattoo of his wedding date on his arm.
15 Is a United States Marine based at Camp Pendelton, California
16 Daughter, Briana Marie, born March 30, 2002.
17 Has four sisters, Stacy, April, Melissa and Kristen.
18 Joshua married his high school girlfriend, with whom he has a daughter, and is currently living in California.



The Fox and the Hound 2 2006 Video performer: "Hound Dude"
Flicka 2006 writer: "The Things We Don't" - as Josh Gracin
American Idol 2003 TV Series performer - 21 episodes



The Young and the Restless 2006 TV Series Jake



The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Idol Rewind 2008 TV Series Himself - Finalist
6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007 TV Movie Himself
Wheel of Fortune 2007 TV Series Himself
CMT: Greatest Men 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself
Holiday Celebration on Ice 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself
CMT Insider 2005 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2004 TV Special Himself (as Josh Gracin)
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
American Idol 2003-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Audience Member
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003 TV Series Himself

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