Josh Gracin to Open for Jake Owen at Spring Concert

Adrian, MICH – Adrian College adds additional talent to this years spring concert lineup with the announcement of Josh Gracin and Natalie Stovall to preceed Jake Owen on March 16th at 8:00 PM in the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center on the campus of Adrian College.

Michigan native, Josh Gracin, possesses a soulful voice that has led to several hits, beginning with his American Idol roots during season two. His all-American good looks, Midwestern charm and passionate vocal style compliment a poet’s heart and an ex-Marine’s discipline and work ethic.

Following his run on American Idol and the completion of his military service, he signed with Lyric Street Records and released his self-titled debut album in June 2004. The album was RIAA-certified gold and spawned three top five singles—“I Want to Live,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed),” and the No. 1 hit “Nothin’ to Lose.” Gracin’s highly-anticipated sophomore effort, We Weren’t Crazy, was released in 2008 and delivered title track, “We Weren’t Crazy,” the ballad “Unbelievable (Ann Marie),” and fan favorite “Favorite State of Mind.”

Natalie Stovall is a rising star in the music scene, having made her fiddle debut at the age of 10, Stovall has performed everywhere from Oprah to the Grand Ole Opry. Recently sweeping the awards at the APCA national conference and the Campus Activities Magazine winning “Best Band”, “Best Entertainer”, “Best Female Performer”, and “Best Music”. After releasing a new collection of songs this spring, as well as revisiting a few old favorites, Stovall has made a name by transforming original songs with a down-home poignant flare.

The performance will take place in the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center’s multi-purpose room. The concert will begin at 8 P.M. with the opening act to be announced in the upcoming weeks. The concert is open to Adrian College students, faculty and staff and the entire community. Doors open at 7:30 P.M.

The concert is standing room only. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 A.M. Tickets for the general public are $25 each; $15 for Adrian College faculty and staff. To purchase tickets, please visit the website at www.adriantickets.com. (This link will not go live until Wednesday morning, February 1.) All tickets are electronic and MUST be printed at time of purchase.

Each Adrian College student is entitled to one free ticket. Students must follow the instructions at the website above, and have both ticket and student ID to gain entrance into the concert.