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Encyclopedia > Joshua Gracin
Josh Gracin

Musical artist
Birth name Joahua Mario Gracin
Also known as Josh
Born October 18, 1980
Origin Westland, Michigan, United States
Genre(s) Country Music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2003—present
Label(s) Lyric Street Records
Website(s) [1]


Joshua Mario Gracin (born October 18, 1980) is an American country music singer. He first gained fame as the fourth-place contestant in the 2003 edition of American Idol, while at the time of the show also being a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Gracin subsequently became a successful recording artist. Image File history File links Joshua. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Westland is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... American Idol, formally known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television show. ... Lance Corporal (LCpl or L/Cpl) is a military rank used by some elements of the British, Commonwealth, and U.S. armed forces. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ...

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Biography

Gracin grew up in Westland, Michigan. He began playing music in high school, inspired by Garth Brooks among others. Upon graduation he joined the Marine Corps, and eventually became a supply clerk at Camp Pendleton outside of San Diego. Westland is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 265,172 km² / 102,384 sq. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Garth Brooks, from his No Fences album Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer songwriter and charity director. ... Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is near Oceanside, California. ... San Diego County in the Southwest corner of California. ...


Gracin appeared on the second season of American Idol. His country sound and his ongoing military service immediately made him stand out from Idol's pop- and R&B-oriented contestants. Gracin performed strongly whenever he could sing something with a country flavor, but sometimes struggled in other genres. Gracin attracted audience support by being willing to butt heads figuratively, and in one case almost literally, with über-nasty judge Simon Cowell. Some attention was given to why Gracin was permitted time away from his unit to participate in the show, while many other Marine units were being sent to participate in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. However, Gracin had permission from the Marines to do the show, and his unit had not been selected for deployment. More discussion ensued when with five singers left, Gracin survived a vote in which Trenyce was voted off; many viewers felt the wrong choice had been made, and a camera reaction shot revealed Gracin appearing uncomfortable with the result. In any case, he was voted off the following week, ending in a very respectable fourth-place position. Simon Philip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British American artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for BMG, but is best known as a judge on the television programmes Pop Idol, American Idol, and The X Factor, where he is notorious for his unsparingly blunt and occasionally controversial criticism... Combatants Coalition Forces (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland) Iraq Commanders Tommy Franks Saddam Hussein Strength 263,000 375,000 The 2003 invasion of Iraq, termed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the US administration, began on March 20. ... Trenyce performing on American Idol. ...


Due to having to resume his Marine commitments, Gracin did not participate in the subsequent American Idol Finalists concert tour of American venues. After four years of service, Gracin was honorably discharged in September 2004.


Now going by Josh Gracin, he was in the meantime signed to Lyric Street Records; Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts had become a booster, after Gracin's performance of their "I'm Movin' On" on Idol. His debut album Josh Gracin was released on June 15th, 2004. It has since generated three top-five country singles, including the number one hit "Nothin' to Lose" and has sold over 645,000 copies. As of 2005, Gracin has had the most successful post-Idol career of anyone who did not finish in the show's top two, and arguably more successful than any runner-up outside of Clay Aiken. Lyric Street Records is a sister label of Hollywood Records. ... Born Stanley W. DeMarcus Jr. ... Rascal Flatts performing in Iraq in 2005(Joe Don Rooney, left)(Gary LeVox, center)(Jay DeMarcus,right) Rascal Flatts is an American country music group comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (born July 10, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio), bassist Jay DeMarcus (born April 27, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio) and electric... Josh Gracin is the debut album by the country music singer Josh Gracin. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American popular music singer who rose to fame on the American Idol television program, and who has become the most successful second-place finisher in that shows history. ...


Gracin has become popular for his wild concert performances, which include going into the stands to sing. He is also known for signing autographs for anybody who wants one.


In 2005 Gracin contributed the song "Working for the Weekend" to the Herbie: Fully Loaded soundtrack, and he also sang on "When I See an Elephant Fly" on the Jim Brickman album The Disney Songbook. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is a Jewish-American composer and contemporary pianist. ...


Now, in March of 2006 he has released a new single entitled "Favorite State Of Mind". This will be the first single off his release set for June of this year.


While parents Brenda and Mario Gracin still live in his Michigan hometown, Josh and his wife Ann Marie Gracin moved to Franklin, Tennessee. Together they have a daughter, Briana Brenda Gracin, born on March 30, 2002, and a son, Landon Joshua Gracin, born on August 4, 2005. They are currently expecting their third child. Franklin is a city located in Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 41,842. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Albums

Josh Gracin is the debut album by the country music singer Josh Gracin. ...

Singles

Year Single Album US US Country US Pop US Digital
2004 "I Want To Live" Josh Gracin 45 4 - -
2005 "Nothin' To Lose" Josh Gracin 39 #1 - -
2005 "Stay With Me (Brass Bed)" Josh Gracin 47 5 66 55
2006 "Favorite State of Mind" - - - - -

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Country Tracks chart, chart of country music hit songs. ... The Pop 100 Chart is a newly created chart featured on Billboard in America. ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard magazine. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 1 - Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti January 1 - Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason... See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 22 - Tsunami Relief concert held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - the largest live music event in the UK since the Live Aid concert of 1985. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 22 - Tsunami Relief concert held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - the largest live music event in the UK since the Live Aid concert of 1985. ... // Events January- James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola (Band) became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • American Idol profile – Information about Gracin and video testimonials
  • Josh Gracin Lyrics

  Results from FactBites:
 
Joshua Gracin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
Gracin attracted audience support by being willing to butt heads figuratively, and in one case almost literally, with über-nasty judge Simon Cowell.
Some attention was given to why Gracin was permitted time away from his unit to participate in the show, while many other Marine units were being sent to participate in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
More discussion ensued when with five singers left, Gracin survived a vote in which Trenyce was voted off; many viewers felt the wrong choice had been made, and a camera reaction shot revealed Gracin appearing uncomfortable with the result.
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