Gloriana loses a member
Monday, July 11, 2011
– Cheyenne Kimball has left Gloriana. No reason was given for her departure.
The group made the announcement on their web site today, saying, "you may have heard, Cheyenne Kimball chose to leave our band. We need you to know that Gloriana will absolutely continue on. We couldn't imagine our lives any other way."
"We are 100 percent committed to all of you, our fans and supporters. As planned, we will debut our new music video this week and will continue touring and supporting Wanna Take You Home while finishing up our new album. We wish Cheyenne the best of luck in whatever lies ahead for her."
The group now consists of brothers Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin (vocals, guitar) and Rachel Reinert (vocals, tambourine). Kimball played mandolin and sang.
Gloriana released their self-titled debut in August 2009 and had a semi-hit with Wild at Heart. The group has a single out now, Wanna Take You Home. Two other singles never made out of the mid-30s.
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