One of Nashville’s brightest new groups, Gloriana, is set to release their much anticipated self-titled debut album on Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records on Tuesday, August 4th. The 13-track album was produced by Grammy Award winner and Emblem Music Group label owner Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Willie Nelson, and Aerosmith). The album includes their Top 20 hit single “Wild At Heart,” which is the best selling single from a new country act in 2009. This week the single landed at #98 on the Top 200 Digital Singles Chart having sold nearly 100,000 copies of the single to date.
The foursome has already created quite a stir over the last several months opening for Taylor Swift on her “Fearless 2009 Tour.” They’ve also celebrated a Top 5 debut on the iTunes Country Album chart for their four-song digital collection The Way It Goes and their debut music video for “Wild At Heart” can be seen on both CMT and GAC. Gloriana is nominated for The Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award and will perform on the 2009 CMT Music Awards Tuesday, June 16th.
Gloriana’s self-titled debut album reflects both the sheer talent of this up-and-coming group and the level of commitment that they have put into making every note count. Gloriana’s soaring four part harmonies, which can be heard all over the album, have been compared to music icons such as The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. The upbeat high energy songs “The Way It Goes” and “How Far Do You Wanna Go” display the big sound that make them so exciting on stage. While the more mellow songs “Lead Me On” and “All The Things (That Mean The Most)” showcase their passion and undeniable vocal talent. Gloriana worked with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters for the album including Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, and Tim McGraw), Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Randy Travis, and Trisha Yearwood), Stephanie Bentley (Martina McBride, Faith Hill, and Celine Dion), Josh Kear (Carrie Underwood, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Williams Jr.) among others.
Gloriana was 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. Before they even had a name, the four toured the Southeast, playing for free and coming up with different band names each night. Their first recordings soon found their way to Grammy Award winning producer Matt Serletic, who brought the group’s distinct sound to Emblem Music Group. Known for his work with Rob Thomas, Willie Nelson, and Aerosmith, Matt co-wrote and produced the band’s album and first single “Wild At Heart.” Gloriana’s debut album marks the arrival of a powerful and vibrant group.
For more information on Gloriana please visit: www.gloriana.com.