Josh Gracin, a fourth place finalist on the second season of American Idol, has been involved in a bitter divorce battle. The end result was that Josh lost half of his music rights to his ex-wife, Ann Gracin. The couple was married for 17 years and have four children together.
According to TMZ, Ann has been awarded a 50% stake in 24 songs that Josh recorded while they were married. She was also awarded $1590 per month in spousal support and $1436 per month for child support. The couple intends to share custody, which could prove difficult since they each have a restraining order against the other requiring them to stay 25 feet away from each other.
It has not been an easy road for the country singer. In August of 2014, he went to the hospital and voluntarily checked himself into an inpatient facility for help after he posted what seemed to be a suicide note. Gracin had been battling depression. He later released some new songs and indicated that he was doing much better.
Josh Gracin became popular while he was a contestant on American Idol. In fact, his thousands of fans nicknamed themselves “Gracin Nation.” He released several albums, including his self-titled debut album that the Recording Industry Association of America certified as gold. In 2008, Josh released the We Weren’t Crazy album, which included a top ten in its title track. In 2011, he released a third album called Redemption. After the difficult divorce, it is likely that the country singer will have a lot to sing about for his next album.
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