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Gloriana releases debut single

Thursday, February 12, 2009 – Gloriana officially released their debut single Wild At Heart on Monday and debuted on iTunes with the single. The song charted on R&R two weeks before its official add and is currently 54 on the R&R Chart. This is the first single from Gloriana's forthcoming debut album on Emblem Music Group and was written by Matt Serletic, Josh Kear and Stephanie Bentley. Gloriana is Tom Gossin, Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball.

Gloriana just wrapped up a short run opening for LeAnn Rimes. They also will be part of Taylor Swift's first headlining tour. Gloriana will continue to perform several shows before the Swift tour, including opening for Brooks & Dunn Feb. 22 in Los Angeles.

Gloriana was formed when brothers Tom Gossin (27) and Mike Gossin (24) moved to Nashville in the winter of 2008 and began collaborating with Rachel Reinert (19) and Cheyenne Kimball (18). Before they even had a name, the four toured the Southeast, playing for free and coming up with different band names each night. Their first recordings soon found their way to Grammy Award winning producer Matt Serletic, who brought the group's sound to Emblem Music Group. Known for his work with Rob Thomas, Willie Nelson and Aerosmith, Serletic co-wrote and produced the band's debut and first single. The sound combines bluegrass with contemporary country music influences and four-part harmonies.

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