Gloriana announces second CD
Monday, May 21, 2012
– Gloriana will release its second studio album, "A Thousand Miles Left Behind," on July 31 on Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records.
The band had a hand in writing all 11 tracks and worked with Emblem owner Matt Serletic (Willie Nelson, Matchbox 20 and Aerosmith). The single (Kissed You) Good Night is currently 15 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and has become the fastest rising single of the trio's career.
"We've grown up a lot as a band and have really honed in on our skills and found our sound," Mike Gossin said.
"On this record, we wanted to tell stories and I think people will be able to relate to a lot of these songs because they're honest and come from a place that's real," added Rachel Reinert.
"Like any new act, we were finding ourselves on the first record - in the recording process and as musicians," Tom Gossin said. "The new album really just feels like us, who and where we are now, to the point where we know exactly what we want to do and how to get there."
The band has had trouble gaining traction at radio since 2009. The previous single, Wanna Take You Home, only reached 34 on the chart in 2011. That followed two other singles from the debut, which made it to the mid-30s.
Gloriana worked with some of Nashville's finest songwriters for the album including Josh Kear (Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum), Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift), James Slater (Martina McBride and Tim McGraw), Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean and Big & Rich) and Stephanie Bentley (Martina McBride and Faith Hill).
Gloriana released its self-titled debut in 2009 with the hit Wild At Heart. Cheyenne Kimball was in the band for the debut and left in July 2011.
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