Gloriana visits Ellen
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
– Gloriana, whose album was the best selling debut by a country group in 2009, will perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, Jan. 13.The foursome will perform their single How Far Do You Wanna Go?,
Gloriana is currently on the road through the end of January performing several headlining shows in major cities. Next month the band will return as openers for Taylor Swift on her Fearless 2010 Tour when they head to Australia for several dates. Gloriana, as well as Kellie Pickler, will open for Swift when The Fearless 2010 Tour returns to the U.S. in March with shows through June, most of which have already sold-out.
Gloriana recently won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2009 American Music Awards. Their debut single Wild At Heart was the best selling single by a new country group in 2009. Their self-titled album debuted at 2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and 3 on Billboard's Top 200.
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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: Stapleton places trust in power of song
Chris Stapleton's unlikely mainstream country popularity has graduated the scruffy singer/songwriter from large theaters to the hockey stadiums, and one had to wonder how much this audience growth would affect his performing style. If tonight is any indicator, though, it hasn't changed much.
His wife Morgane was absent, as she's home... »»»
Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy
To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony.
The two were on an ultra-short tour... »»»
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