Josh Gracin (album)

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Josh Gracin
Studio album by Josh Gracin
Released June 15, 2004 (2004-06-15)
Recorded 2004 at The Tracking Room, Sound Stage and The Mix Room, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 39:41
Label Lyric Street
Producer Marty Williams
Josh Gracin chronology
Josh Gracin
We Weren't Crazy
(2008)We Weren't Crazy2008
Singles from Josh Gracin
  1. "I Want to Live"
    Released: March 1, 2004
  2. "Nothin' to Lose"
    Released: August 31, 2004
  3. "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)"
    Released: April 11, 2005

Josh Gracin is the self-titled debut album of American country music singer Josh Gracin. It was released in the United States on June 15, 2004 on Lyric Street Records, reached number eleven on the Nielsen Soundscan album chart and sold 57,048 the first week.[1] It has since received RIAA gold certification and has a sales of 703,000 as of December 2010,[2] one of only three by new male country singers introduced in four years to earn a gold album.[3]


The tracks "I Want to Live", "Nothin' to Lose", and "Brass Bed" (which was re-titled "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)" upon release to radio) were all released as singles, peaking at number four, number one, and number five, respectively, on the country charts.[4] "Nothin' to Lose" was originally recorded by its co-writer, Marcel, on his 2003 album You, Me and the Windshield.

The album was recorded while he was still serving in the Marine Corps, recording it when on leave, during holidays and weekends.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[6]

Aaron Lathan of AllMusic commended producer Marty Williams for crafting an album that while mostly "a basic musical country stew," contains tracks that complement Gracin's vocal performance, saying "There is nothing daring or adventurous in the music or with Gracin himself, but that's just fine [...] it's remarkable that he was able to focus and record a consistent and pleasant debut."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Want to Live" Brett James, Rivers Rutherford 3:58
2. "Wheels" James, Fred Wilhelm 4:15
3. "Nothin' to Lose" Marcel, Kevin Savigar 2:36
4. "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)" James, Terry McBride, Jedd Hughes 4:15
5. "Peace of Mind" James, Troy Verges 3:58
6. "Endless Helpless Hoping" Kelly Garrett, Michael Kosser 3:20
7. "No One to Share the Blame" John Kennedy, Tammi Kidd 3:09
8. "I Would Look Good with You" Kennedy, Kidd 3:07
9. "Turn It Up" James, Thom McHugh 3:14
10. "The Long One" Kidd, Thom Schuyler, Steve Robson 3:47
11. "The Other Little Soldier" Curtis Wright, Candy Cameron 3:53


As listed in liner notes[7]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2004) Peak
US Sales
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2[8] 703,000[2]
U.S. Billboard 200 11[1]


Year Single Chart Positions
US Country US
2004 "I Want to Live" 4 45
"Nothin' to Lose" 1 39
2005 "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)" 5 47


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold


  1. ^ a b 'Idol 2' Marine finalist Josh Gracin's eponymous CD debuts at #11 on U.S. charts
  2. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (8 December 2010). "Idols maintain chart presence with guest appearances, compilations". USA Today. 
  3. ^ American Idol News!
  4. ^ Josh Gracin Returns From His Concerts in Iraq
  5. ^ Former 'Idol': Josh Graci
  6. ^ a b Latham, Aaron. "Review: Josh Gracin". AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ Josh Gracin (CD). Josh Gracin. Lyric Street Records. 2004. 2061-65045-2. 
  8. ^ Billboard - Josh Gracin - Josh Gracin
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Josh Gracin – Josh Gracin". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH