With their first release in 3 years, Gloriana is proving this is no sophomore slump and they are back better than ever with their debut single in the top 5 on the Billboard country chart (and still climbing).
Gloriana, also, was just awarded gold status for their debut single “(Kissed You) Good Night” from this newest release. They have had to overcome some obstacles since their last album such as the departure of Cheyenne Kimball from the band and leaving them to refocus/reorganize as a group. Thankfully they are back even better than before and being embraced by the country music fans once again.
Their new album entitled A Thousand Miles Left Behind is a solid effort. Their harmonies blend perfectly as a trio with strong melodies and lyrical depth. This is an album filled with radio-friendly hits ranging from uptempo, catchy tunes to heartfelt, emotional ballads. Tom Gossin, Rachel Reinert, and Mike Gossin who make up the trio, Gloriana, all had a hand in co-writing all of the songs on this release and each take lead on this album.
It’s hard to pick a favorite on this album. Very strong album through and through. Their first album was a great effort and this newest one shows even more growth as a group in songwriting as they worked with top songwriters all around Nashville. Hoping this newest effort solidifies them as artists and means they will be around for a long time to come. This can possibly garnish some awards for them. Those awards would be well-deserved and couldn’t happen to 3 nicer people.
Standout songs to me are as follow: “Wanna Take You Home” an uptempo, catchy song about love filled with plenty of fiddle. “Carolina Rose” is a beautiful ballad showing depth and a softer side filled with perfectly-blended harmonies that just seem to flow so naturally. “Turn My World Around” is a mid-tempo ballad filled with mandolin that I thoroughly enjoyed. I, also, love the more traditional country feel of “Gold Rush”.
Honestly, I could go straight down the list of songs and tell you something I like about each of the songs. Bottom line is it’s a very strong release, polished mastering and production, and I highly-recommend it to any contemporary country fan.
For more information about Gloriana, check out their site at: www.gloriana.com
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
NASHVILLE, TN – (July 31, 2012) – Country music trio Gloriana release their much anticipated second studio album A Thousand Miles Left Behind today. The album, that includes their current single “(Kissed You) Good Night” which this week lands at #2 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, has been receiving rave reviews for the growth the band clearly displays on the 11 tracks. Gloriana, who performed on Good Morning America yesterday, will be back in New York City Friday, August 3rd to perform on Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series.
Those in New York City August 3rd can attend Gloriana’s performance at Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series outside the Fox News studios on Avenue of the Americas and 48th Street or can tune in at 7:30am EST (check local listings) to catch their performance. On Saturday, August 4th at 10:30pm EST fans can tune into Gloriana’s album release concert at Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL streamed live by UV2Live. To get more information on how you can check out this concert go to http://www.gloriana.com/news/stream-glorianas-album-release-concert-32626.
You can check out Gloriana’s performance on Good Morning America at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/gloriana-performs-kissed-good-night-16886423 as well as a special performance of “Turn My World Around” at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/gloriana-performs-turn-world-live-gma-16887603.
Tom, Mike, and Rachel have funneled everything they’ve learned into A Thousand Miles Left Behind intent on revealing more of themselves as artists. Gloriana worked with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters and had a hand in writing every track on the album. The result is an alluring mix of up-tempo songs, “Wanna Take You Home,” “Sunset Lovin’,” “Go On…Miss Me,” “Doin’ It Our Way,” and graceful, heartfelt tunes: current single “(Kissed You) Good Night,” “Can’t Shake You,” “Turn My World Around,” “Carolina Rose,” and “Soldier Song.”
Fans can get up to date information on Gloriana’s tour and more information on the rising country group by going to www.Gloriana.com.