Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson & More Country Faves Returning to “American Idol”

When it comes to the legacy of American Idol, two names will forever stand out as the most successful stars from the show: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Now, as…

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Exclusive: Josh Gracin on new single, former label’s ‘inner fighting,’ state of radio and playing the game

Josh Gracin FacebookJosh Gracin is the most honest artist I've ever had the pleasure of interviewing, not to mention humble.

Most known for his Top 5 hits "Brass Bed" and "I Want To Live" and, of course, his 2004 No. 1 smash "Nothing to Lose," he has learned the hard way about the political nature of the music business. He departed from the fledgling Lyric Street Records before the label eventually disolved in 2010, but he's taken that experience with a grain of salt as he heads into the next chapter of his musical career. His newly released "Drink It Gone" sees him stepping out of his comfort zone with a catchy summer anthem, which serves as the lead offering from his forthcoming project (either an EP or an album).

I recently had the chance to chat with him about his new music, what he describes as his former label's "inner fighting" (that led to his departure), the state of Country radio, balancing family and career and the lessons he's learned over the years. 

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