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Jul 30

GAC Album Review: Gloriana’s A Thousand Miles Left Behind

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Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

While the title might subtly suggest otherwise, Nashville harmony-trio Gloriana’s sophomore record builds more on an expressive sense of belonging than it does on wanting to leave certain places in the dust. On A Thousand Miles Left Behind, due in stores this week on July 31, Gloriana has never sounded more confident and comfortable than they do inside this 11-song set, full of rich textures and flowing harmonies.

The trio, made up of Rachel Reinert and brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, has no doubt traversed some tricky ground since the release of their 2009 self-titled debut. The group that accepted the 2010 ACM Top New Vocal Group prize was a four-piece. However, original member Cheyenne Kimball departed in Summer 2011. Though this was certainly a setback at the time, the lineup change seems to have actually pushed Gloriana’s music forward and allowed them to Continue Reading

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Nov 22

Linda McCartney Tribute Album Featuring Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks & More Available

Album cover art by Peter Max.

The Let Us In Nashville – A Tribute To Linda McCartney album, which features several country artists such as Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Steel Magnolia and Sarah Darling performing their versions of Sir Paul McCartney songs, is now available. Proceeds from the album will go to The Woman and Cancer Fund. The album is streaming all week on MSN’s Listening Booth and AOL’s Listening Party.

The Woman and Cancer Fund was established in the memory of Linda McCartney and promotes prevention, lifestyle awareness, enhances available health services and advocates advanced breast cancer and children’s cancer research. Sir Paul McCartney has given his approval and support of the project.

On November 7, several of the artists featured on the album gathered at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for a special concert to benefit The Woman and Cancer Fund. Hosted by Jeff Daniels, Phil Vassar, Steel Magnolia, Chuck Wicks, SHeDAISY, Sarah Darling, Cheyenne Kimball (formerly of Gloriana), Juliana Cole, Jeff Daniels, Nikki Shannon Fernandez, Jordyn Shellhart, Nancy Sirianni, Samantha Landrum, and Blue Sky Riders all performed the tracks they contributed to the album as well as some of their own material. Continue Reading

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Oct 12

Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks Among Artists to Honor Linda McCartney

Album cover art by Peter Max.

 

Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Steel Magnolia and Sarah Darling are just a few of the artists who will perform during the ‘Let Us In’ concert benefiting The Women and Cancer Fund on November 7 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Women and Cancer Fund was established in the memory of Linda McCartney and promotes prevention, lifestyle awareness, enhances available health services and advocates advanced breast cancer and children’s cancer research. Sir Paul McCartney has given his approval of the event in his wife’s memory.

The concert will be hosted by Jeff Daniels, who will also perform at the event. Other artists scheduled to appear include SHeDAISY, Cheyenne Kimball (formerly of Gloriana), Juliana Cole, Nikki Shannon Fernandez, Jordyn Shellhart, Nancy Sirianni, Samantha Landrum, and Blue Sky Riders. Each artist will perform an original version of a Sir Paul McCartney song as well as their own material. Continue Reading

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Jul 27

GAC Goes Behind the Scenes of Gloriana’s New Music Video

Gloriana photo courtesy of Emblem Records.

Want to see what went on behind the scenes of Gloriana’s new video? Here’s your chance! The group invited GAC to the set and behind the scenes of their “Wanna Take You Home”  video which was filmed in Nashville and includes a fun dance sequence with the winner of Gloriana’s recent line dancing competition. Tune in tonight at 9/8 CT to watch Gloriana: Behind The Video “Wanna Take You Home,” only on GAC.

“This is my favorite video we’ve done so far,” said Tom Gossin. “We felt like our fans would want a video where they got to see us being ourselves. We had a bunch of friends come out to the shoot that got to be a part of it so it really is us just having a good time.” Continue Reading

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Jul 14

Watch Gloriana’s New Video, “Wanna Take You Home”

Gloriana, l-r: Mike Gossin, Cheyenne Kimball (who recently left the group), Rachel Reinert and Tom Gossin. Photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.

What would happen if Gloriana‘s Tom Gossin decided to talk to that pretty girl he saw dancing out in the audience at a recent show? That was the inspiration for the group’s single, “Wanna Take You Home,” the first release from their upcoming second album. Tom wrote the song with writer Wendell Mobley and Gloriana’s producer, Matt Serletic.

Directed by TK McKamy, the music video for “Wanna Take You Home” was shot in Nashville and shows Gloriana — Tom, his brother Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball (who recently left the group) – performing at a high energy backyard party full of colorful characters and boot-stomping dancers. Tom even gets his own private line dance demonstration! We think he’s actually blushing.

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Jul 11

Cheyenne Kimball Leaves Gloriana

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Members of the band Gloriana pictured here left to right: Cheyenne Kimball, Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Tom Gossin. Photo courtesy of WMG Nashville.

The band posted the following message on their website on July 11:

As 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.

Much love,
Tom, Rachel, and Mike – Gloriana

Gloriana first hit the country music scene back in 2009 with their breakout gold-certified hit single “Wild At Heart.”  On the heels of releasing their self-titled debut album, Gloriana won the fan-voted-on American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist.  The album’s success led to two years on the road, during which the band performed in front of millions worldwide as Taylor Swift’s handpicked opening act on her Fearless Tour. They also opened shows for Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and the Zac Brown Band. In 2010, Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music’s Award for Top New Vocal Group and were nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Country Group.”

Earlier this spring the band released their latest single “Wanna Take You Home,” a song set to be the lead single on their yet to be named sophomore album.  The band recently wrapped up shooting the official music video for the single which is still slated for release later this week.

Watch Gloriana’s music videos and exclusive interview clips here »

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Feb 17

The 2011 Edition of Maxim’s Hottest Women in Country Music

Maxim magazine has once again released their list of the hottest women in country music.  For some reason they decided to whittle the field down to just 13.  Which means they’re leaving a lot of deserving ladies out.  For example, how in the world can you not include Faith Hill, Reba, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes?  Check out the complete list below, in no particular order, along with links to see more photos of these Maxim-certified country music beauties.

What do you think of this list?  Leave me a comment and tell me who you think is the hottest of them all and who you think is missing from this list…

Gwyneth Paltrow as "Kelly Canter," from the movie "Country Strong." Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

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Jessie James photo courtesy of Mercury Records.

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Sep 24

Gloriana Singer Gets Engaged

Gloriana photo courtesy of Emblem Records.

Gloriana’s Cheyenne Kimball (on the left in the photo above) might be closely associated with “Wild At Heart,” but her heart has already been tamed.

Cheyenne is engaged to another singer-songwriter, she announced to the world via Twitter.

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Sep 17

Gloriana “Wild” About Follow-Up Opportunity

Gloriana photo courtesy of Emblem Records.

Thanks to the single “Wild At Heart” and an opening slot on the Taylor Swift Fearless Tour, Gloriana built quite a strong foundation in the last couple years as a new country band.

The song’s harmonies and its catchy melody definitely caught on — “Wild At Heart” was certified gold just last month.

With that success behind them, the four members — Cheyenne Kimball, Rachel Reinert and brothers Tom and Mike Gossin — started writing songs on Tuesday for the next album. Despite the attention they’ve gotten, they’re feeling no pressure to duplicate or exceed the last one. In fact, they’re itching to see what kind of changes they can make to their core sound.

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Apr 16

Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith Join the Stars for ACMs

Miranda Lambert photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Miranda Lambert photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Reba McEntire hosts the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, and many of the genre’s biggest stars — including Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney — are already getting prepped for a bevy of performances and trophy presentations in Las Vegas.

The West Coast-based ACMs are a friendly rival of the Nashville-based Country Music Association awards, but the two are often confused by fans (and by some journalists outside of Nashville) because their acronyms — ACM and CMA — are so similar. The ACM has taken some steps to differentiate itself, and one of the biggest is allowing fans to vote for a few of the trophies. The Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year have a fan-voted component, in effect creating a competition among some fan groups to have their favorite stars recognized.

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