Gloriana documents ACM trip
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
– Gloriana was chosen by the Academy of Country Music to document their first trip to the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas for an exclusive web series at CBS.com. The group will give fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the days leading up to their first ACM experience. "Gloriana: Road to the ACM Awards" at CBS.com, will feature several 3-minute webisodes leading up to the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 5 in Las Vgas.
"It's an honor to join the list of artists the ACM has asked to do this web series," said Mike Gossin. "Over the last two years Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum were a part of this, and they did such a great job. We couldn't have dreamed up a cooler way to celebrate our first time at the ACM Awards than this, and we're thrilled to be a part of it all."
Footage includes the group performing on their radio tour, their first time at the Grand Ole Opry and picking out their first tour bus for when they hit the road with Taylor Swift this summer.
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