Gloriana shoots video
Thursday, April 15, 2010
– Gloriana shot a video for the website Funny or Die
over the weekend in San Jose with friend and tour-mate Kellie Pickler. The video, a spoof on asking fans to vote for ACM Top New Artist of the Year, allowed fans to see the humorous and lighthearted side of the foursome.
Gloriana, who will perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight and tomorrow night on Taylor Swift's Fearless 2010 Tour, posted the
"We'll take any opportunity to pull pranks or play jokes on each other," said Mike Gossin. "And to be asked to do it officially - for Funny or Die - how could we not jump at the chance."
Gloriana performed their single The World Is Ours Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night on ABC.
Gloriana are nominated for the fan-voted ACM Top New Artist of the Year Award. Fans already voted Gloriana as ACM Top New Vocal Group of the Year, which put them in the running for this Award. Voting is going on now at www.VoteACM.com through Sunday, April 18th at 8pm EST when the live broadcast of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music at 8 p.m. eastern on the CBS Television Network.
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