Musician and veteran of the United States Marine Corps who was the fourth place finalist on the second season of American Idol.
He first sang publicly in his local church's Easter musical and later at an eighth grade talent competition, at which he performed Garth Brooks' "Standing Outside the Fire."
His first album, Josh Gracin, gave him the chart-topping hit, "Nothin' to Lose" and was eventually certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He married Ann Marie in 2001, with whom he had his first child, a daughter, in 2002, followed by three more children in 2005, 2006, and 2008. He and Ann Marie divorced after 17 years of marriage. He married Katie Weir in 2017.
His performance of Rascal Flatts' "I'm Movin' On" on American Idol impressed Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus so much that DeMarcus helped him network within the country music industry.