Josh Gracin Live Packs a Punch!

Josh Gracin shows fans that no matter the size of the crowd they’re sure to get a hell of a show! Josh Gracin played here at the Cherokee Casino in Siloam Springs saturday night, and I had the pleasure of being in that smaller crowd. Since we haven’t heard much new out of the Gracin camp in a while I wasn’t sure what to expect. Being my first “casino show” I’ll be honest… I really wasn’t expecting much at all. I walk in the casino and head to the bar… not nearly as crowded as I had expected, but definitely more than your average Saturday night. Paul Bogart’s band was just going on break so I settled in thinking “Here’s another cover band with a 2 hour set… what a way to set the mood”.  But when they came back on my mood was set straight right away! The band was fired up and playin hot! Besides a couple covers (we’re talkin good covers… not mustang sally!) their set was mostly original music played with passion and a good spirit of fun as well. By the time Josh Gracin came on stage, the bar had filled to overflowing, the drinks were pouring heavy, and I was ready. Now I can go on and on about the details, but let me just tell you this was NOT what I expected for a “casino show”. The band was lively, the crowd was DEFINITELY into it, and Josh was just making full use of every inch of that stage without missing a note or beat in his songs. Another surprise was his performance of some new material! Rumor has it Josh is working on a new album but details are still pending. I for one, can’t wait! For pictures from the show, you can find us on twitter/twitpic under DHCountryMusic! Thanks to Josh Gracin for a hell of a show, and on another note, kudos to his band for staying after and havin a few rounds with the fans!Country Music Photo Gallery

Josh Gracin Goes Gospel for Billy Graham Movie

Josh Gracin gets the revival spirit as he shoots for the upcoming Billy Graham biography “Billy: The Early Years” Country crooner Josh Gracin takes a break from his own hits to play the part of George Beverly Shea in “Billy: The Early Years“, a biographical film about the younger years of spiritual evangelist Billy Graham. George Beverly Shea was a grammy-winning singer who frequented Graham’s famed revivals. The film is shooting in Tennessee through mid-may. “He was a force to be reckoned with in gospel music, and still is,” Josh told The Tennessean. “When they said they wanted me to do this part, and I found out it was only one or two lines, I said, ‘Hey, I’ll do it.’” For more on Josh Gracin, including artist bios and the Josh Gracin 2008 concert tour  visit out sister site, Country Music On Tour Country Music Photo Gallery