Josh Gracin will be performing Saturday night at 7:30 on the main stage.
For country music fans, one of the highlights of the Fox network's "American Idol 2" was the success of a young Marine named Josh Gracin, a dyed-in-the-wool country singer whose electrifying performances won him hearts and votes across the country.
Born and raised in Michigan, he grew up listening to his parents' favorites - Elvis, the Beatles, and vintage rock and pop on a favorite local station. Then, when he was 11, the station changed formats and decided to switch to country. His debut CD, "Josh Gracin," captures the world-class voice and performing magic that made him such a star on TV, with songs like his debut single, "I Want To Live."
For all the attention and all the fan mail he's received, Josh remains a down-to-earth young man. He says, "I'm a father and husband and this has turned into an accomplishment and an experience that's going to help me raise my daughter and show her what's possible."
Along the way, he'll be sharing the dream and the reality with country fans everywhere.