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Josh Gracin gets green light for second CD

Thursday, February 14, 2008 – At long last, Josh Gracin's second CD is back on the schedule. Lyric Street Records confirmed Thursday "We Weren't Crazy" will be out April 1.

Gracin, who had several hit singles from his 200 debut, has seen the second release delayed many times mainly because no single took off on the charts. Three singles were released, but none were hits. The album at one point was slated to come out about one year ago and was entitled "All About Y'all."

"This album is more me," says Gracin. "I was able to focus on making the album I wanted to make. For the first album, I was still in the service, so I had to fly in and out of Nashville to record when I could. This time around it had my undivided attention."

Gracin worked with producers Marty Williams and Brett James on the 11 tracks.

The autobiographical "We Weren't Crazy" single was written by Gracin, Tony Lopacinski and Bobby Pinson about Gracin's personal journey from childhood to raising children and having a family of his own. "This time around I got to dig in and share my stories as a songwriter. I'm so proud of how this song turned out," he said.

Gracin's debut album is certified gold by the RIAA and has sold more than 695,000 copies. He's one of only three new male country singers to be introduced in the last four years to earn a gold album.

He had big hits on the first CD with the first single "I Want To Live," "Nothin' To Lose" and "Stay With Me (Brass Bed)."

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