Gracin splits with Lyric Street, releases song
Monday, May 4, 2009
– Josh Gracin is off Lyric Street. He made the announcement himself on his myspace page Friday. There had been rumors in recent months that the label and Gracin were splitting.
On his myspace page, Gracin said he had put the song Enough on his page. He produced it along with Dean Sams of Lonestar. "It's my first project without Lyric Street," Gracin said.
He enjoyed a bunch of hits with his debut, but his follow-up disc, "We Weren't Crazy," out last year, tanked. Only 1 of 5 singles - the title track - was higher than 19 on the charts.
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