After his run on American Idol, Josh Gracin ran off a string of very successful country hits.
Since that time Josh has been busy out on the road and busy looking for that next hit. He’s released a few tracks to radio and a couple have made a little noise on the charts. Now he’s ready to make some noise in a different way. This time Josh is back with a heartfelt song with a great sentiment for families that are separated for some reason. Check out Can’t Say Goodbye…
Can’t Say Goodbye – Josh Gracin
It’s been a few years since Josh Gracin was on the upper regions of the country charts. It’s really a shame because this guy has all the talent in the world. I remember seeing him live back in the summer of 2006. He was all over the stage and running around the entire festival grounds. He put everything he had into his live show and you could tell he really loved singing for people and entertaining crowds.
Josh has been kicking around with a few singles over the last few years. None has made much of an impact on the charts even though the songs have been pretty good. Now Josh is looking to make a little wave with his latest song. It’s a heartfelt track about the struggles families go through sometimes when they’re separated. The song and video has one meaning, but I think the story can be applied to many situations.
Can’t Say Goodbye is about the things in life that can separate people. It can be from your immediate family. It can be from the person you love the most in the world. For whatever reason, people are separated sometimes. It hurts. It’s really hard to make things work. It’s a struggle and some days we feel like giving up on it all and finding a new way to live. The people that make it are strong and life can be better and things can change.
I think that’s the point Josh was trying to make with this song. I’m sure he’s been away from his loved ones for extended periods of time. I’m sure you and some of the other country fans out there have been without someone at some point in your lives. It’s difficult. There is nothing enjoyable about being away from someone for a long time.
There are points where you feel like the pain can’t get any worse. And then there are moments when you feel so much in love with that person. You feel so much in love with your family.
Can’t Say Goodbye is a great song. I’m not sure if country radio will be paying attention to Josh Gracin, but they should. If radio wants a good song they can find it with Can’t Say Goodbye.
And Josh Gracin belongs on country radio gosh darn it. He’s got everything a country star should have and he deserves another shot.
He’s got a great video and a great song.
Let’s hear it.
Chart Estimate: #40
CML Points: 80/100