He first hit the spotlight on American Idol as the “Singing Marine” from Westland.

Now, eight years later, country singer Josh Gracin is one of the headline acts at this year’s Downtown Hoedown — coming to Hart Plaza May 13th thru 15th. He’s the final act Saturday night. Sunday night’s performances wrap up with Jason Aldean.

Up-and-comers include the Jane-Dear Girls, Frankie Ballard, and Gloriana.

Click here for the complete list of artists appearing at this year’s Downtown Hoedown, being hosted by CBS Detroit radio station 99.5 WYCD.