June 13, 2006 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon
American Idol Season 2 contestant and country singer Josh Gracin will make his acting debut on daytime’s Number One drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Thursday, June 29 on the CBS Television Network. Gracin will play a character named Jake, who runs into a stranded Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) in a country-western bar in New Mexico.
Gracin has found huge success in the country music arena, with three consecutive Top 5 singles from his RIAA Gold certified self-titled debut CD. In 2005, he was one of only two new artists, along with Gretchen Wilson, to have three consecutive Top 5 singles. His Number One hit "Nothin’ To Lose" is certified Digital Gold by the RIAA.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the Number One rated daytime drama for more than 17 years and is in its 34th season. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM/11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.