In a genre that is often accused of churning out similar songs, Gloriana breaks the mold with their take on country music. They rocketed onto the mainstream industry with their debut album and since then, they have created a solid fan following. The group came together in 2008 and released its first album in 2009. When music super star Taylor Swift signed the band as an opening act for her Fearless tour, country music fans were pleasantly surprised with the unfamiliar faces on stage. Now, the unfamiliarity has gone, and the band enjoys its status of being one of the most promising acts on the scene. This year, get Gloriana tickets to catch them live as they hit the road with Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow.
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One of country music’s upcoming super stars, the band Gloriana has fast made its way to the top of the charts and cemented its place in people’s hearts. In 2008, four artists came together to form a band. Brothers Mike and Tom Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball constituted the starting line-up of the band that has, in a short span, won multiple awards and released platinum selling singles. All four of these had been singing and playing various instruments since they were kids and tried to make it big by playing various local gigs. However, they found their true calling when they got together as a band and entered the mainstream industry with their chart topping self titled album in 2009.
To date, the band has released two studio albums and one EP. Their debut album, titled Gloriana, was released a year after the band came together. The album debuted at the second position of the American county charts, and the third position of the Billboard Top 200 charts. Apart from American charts, the album also peaked among the top fifty of Australian all-genre charts and on number three of the Australian country charts. Among the songs featured on the album, the singles “The World Is Ours Tonight,” “How Far Do You Wanna Go” and “Wild at Heart,” blew country music fans away and the band gained an instant following.
The second, and latest, studio release of the band came in 2012. The album titled, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, came after the departure of founding member, Cheyenne Kimball, in 2011. Despite the setbacks, the album peaked at number two on the U.S. country charts and number eleven on the all-genre charts. The album spawned singles such as “Wanna Take You Home,” “Kissed You Good Night,” “Turn My Way Around” and “Gold Rush.” Since the success of the band’s second album, the band has managed to establish itself as a quality act in the industry. And their commercial success has matched their critical success with an award run that boasts of one CMT Award win, one American Music Award win, one Academy of Country Music Award win and countless nominations for “Breakthrough Artist.”
This year, this young band goes on a tour with none other than country music legends Sheryl Crow and the Rascal Flatts. In 2009, Gloriana was handpicked by Taylor Swift to open her tour. And this year, they continue with the tradition of rubbing shoulders with the big guns. Opening the Rascal Flatts’ “Rewind” tour, the band is all set to go across North America this summer. With a set list that is sure to feature Gloriana’s finest songs such as “Can’t Shake You,” “Best Night Ever,” “Wild At Heart,” Good Night,” and “The World Is Ours Tonight,” these concerts are bound to be a hit. For those who want to see this newcomer take the ring with country music heavyweights, get Gloriana tickets now.