Ask any unknown musicians who’ve sweated it out on the club scene — as brothers Tom and Mike Gossin did before moving to Nashville in 2007 and joining forces with Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball — and they’ll tell you that having a dream just isn’t enough. Achieving success takes strong motivation to commit, something these four young talents have proven willing to do as their career has exploded over the past two years. From sharpening their live show, to sending a demo to Emblem Music Group owner Matt Serletic (who signed them), to moving in together and secluding themselves for a month to put their stamp on the stellar songs that appear on their 2009 debut album, everything the members of Gloriana have done has been about their passion for creating music.
That pledge, as well as their authentic talent, have propelled the group to become the bestselling debut country act of 2009. Gloriana debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top 200 chart and spawned the gold-certified hit single “Wild At Heart.” Gloriana also won the fan-voted-on American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist, as well as the “Nationwide On Your Side” honor at the CMT Awards. The album’s success led to two years on the road, during which the band performed in front of millions worldwide as Taylor Swift’s handpicked opening act on her Fearless Tour. They also opened shows for Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and the Zac Brown Band. In 2010, Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music’s Award for Top New Vocal Group and were nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Country Group.”
Now Tom, Mike, Rachel, and Cheyenne have funneled everything they’ve learned into writing and recording their second album with multi-platinum producer and songwriter Serletic. Due for release later this year, the album is shaping up to be a stellar collection that not only showcases Gloriana’s singing and musicianship, but also reveals more about who they are as artists. The group also felt emboldened to bolster their signature four-part harmonies with new musical styles, as you can hear on the first single “Wanna Take You Home” — a soulful modern country tune with a Southern rock flavor that Tom wrote with Serletic and Wendell Mobley (Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney).
“Wanna Take You Home” hits radio in March and Gloriana will return to the road this spring.
Wanna Take You Home
Wild At Heart
(Kissed You) Goodnight