Gloriana debut available for listening today
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
– Gloriana's debut may not be out until Aug 4, but fans can hear the self-titled disc in its entirety exclusively from "The Leak" on Rhapsody.com and CMT.com starting today. Rhapsody will also feature Gloriana as the August "Ones To Watch" artist.
The 13-track album includes their hit single Wild At Heart, the best selling single by a new country act in 2009. "Gloriana" also includes The Way It Goes, Time To Let Me Go and You Said, all tracks from their four-song digital collection that was released at the end of May.
Rhapsody will make exclusive Gloriana content available to fans, including an interview and a celebrity playlist chosen by the quartet. Rhapsody will also release an exclusive "Rhapsody Originals" performance, featuring songs performed live during Gloriana set at the Rhapsody Rocks the CMT Music Awards event in Nashville on June 15. Fans can also check out that performance on CMT.com starting Aug. 3.
Gloriana is currently on the road supporting Taylor Swift on her "Fearless 2009 Tour" through October.
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A Thousand Miles Left Behind
Why did Cheyenne Kimball leave? It's the question Gloriana fans want answered: country music's "Who Shot JR?" And even the remaining band members may not know. What's for certain is that Kimball, the multi-threat 22-year-old vocalist, reportedly just stopped showing up for Gloriana tour dates. A few tweets later, the bridges were burned, right on the verge of this record's release. The bandmates went into revisionist mode, expunging all traces of their former »»»
It is interesting that Gloriana shares its name with a 1953 English opera, as they sound much the same --powerful, scripted and slightly overdramatic. The group's tight-knit harmonies are the crux of this 13-track album; they gorgeously weave and contrast strong 2-, 3- and 4-parts into almost every verse. Occasionally the group over sings, but then, they are fighting to be heard over layers of unneeded production.
Given the ages of the foursome (teens to mid-20s), it's only natural »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers
When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience
Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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