Gloriana debuts Friday at Opry
Thursday, March 5, 2009
– Gloriana will make their Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, March 6. Gloriana just released their single Wild At Heart,
from their forthcoming debut album on Emblem Music Group.
"Performing at the Grand Ole Opry is really a dream come true for all
four of us. We are so thankful and honored that at such an early point
in our career we get to perform there," said vocalist and guitarist
"This is a big milestone for us as a group and we cannot
wait to take the stage. It's going to be an amazing night," added
mandolin player and vocalist Cheyenne Kimball.
Gloriana is in Nashville this week for their first Country Radio
Seminar (CRS). The band performed at Music Row's 7th Annual CRS Meet &
Greet and CountryBreakout Awards on Tuesday.
Gloriana formed when brothers Tom Gossin (27) and Mike Gossin (24)
moved to Nashville in the winter of 2008 and began collaborating with
Rachel Reinert (19) and Cheyenne Kimball (18). After a few inspiring
jam sessions, a new country band was born. Their first recordings soon
found their way to producer Matt Serletic, who brought the group to Emblem Music Group. Known for his work with Rob Thomas, Willie Nelson and Aerosmith, Serletic co-wrote and produced the band's debut. The grouop combines classic bluegrass with contemporary country music influences and four-part harmonies.
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