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The country vocal group Gloriana began taking shape in 2007, when Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin — two guitar-playing brothers who had been working as a duo in North Carolina — moved to Nashville and met Rachel Reinert. The trio's vocal chemistry was obvious from the start, and they completed their lineup with the addition of singer/mandolinist Cheyenne Kimball, a former child prodigy who had starred in several TV shows (including her own MTV reality series) and briefly pursued a solo career with Epic Records. Together, the Gossin brothers, Reinert, and Kimball honed a commercial sound inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Alabama, and the California country-rock movement of the 1970s, with their four-part harmonies playing a central role.

Gloriana eventually sent a demo to Emblem Music Group, a label that had been recently founded by producer Matt Serletic. Serletic liked what he heard, signed the quartet, and offered to produce its first record. Gloriana, the resulting self-titled debut, appeared in 2009. Country audiences flocked to the album, sending it to number two on the country charts and earning the quartet several awards, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the annual American Music Awards and Top New Vocal Group at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. Gloriana recorded their follow-up album, 2012's A Thousand Miles Left Behind, without Kimball, who left the band in 2011, and the remaining three members wrote or co-wrote all the songs on the new release. ~ Steve Leggett & Andrew Leahey, Rovi


Brothers Tom and Mike Gossin were born in Utica, New York. They both took classical piano lessons from age 5. At 10, Tom began studying jazz with a local jazz musician and at 12, he began to play the guitar. Tom, along with third Gossin brother Stephen, founded their own band "Oblique" in high school. Stephen and Tom later moved to Wilmington, North Carolina together, where they attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with Tom majoring in guitar. After a professor suggested that he pursue songwriting and performing, Tom dropped out of the university and started playing music and selling independent records at gigs he played. Mike learned drums at age 8 and, like Tom, started playing guitar at 12. He moved to Wilmington after high school to join Tom there. He joined a group with Tom and Stephen during which time they filmed a reality series that did not last long. Tom and Mike moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where they began performing as a duo.

Rachel Reinert, a native of Sarasota, Florida, went to high school in Santa Ana, California. She attended a performing arts school starting at age 7 and then started playing the guitar. She also started turning her poetry into songs. With a teacher's help, she began recording demos, and was signed to a publishing deal at age 15. She moved to Nashville, and was working on her songwriting skills when she met the Gossins, who found her through her MySpace page.

The group's fourth and final member, Cheyenne Kimball, was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina but raised in Frisco, Texas. A performer by age 10, she entered the television talent show America's Most Talented Kid, and won the show's top honor at age 12. One year after her win, Kimball recorded a solo album on Epic Records. This album included songs that she had written with John Rich of Big & Rich, whom she met after a trip to Nashville. When Cheyenne was in her late teens she had a reality show on MTV that lasted one season. She joined the Gossin brothers and Reinert after meeting them in a nightclub, and the four members began writing songs and performing together.

Gloriana is an American country music group founded in 2008
It is composed of brothers Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin (vocals, guitar), as well as Rachel Reinert (vocals, tambourine) and, until July 2011, Cheyenne Kimball (vocals, mandolin)
Brothers Tom and Mike Gossin were born in Utica, New York
They both took piano lessons from age 6, and Tom began studying guitar with the help of a local jazz musician
Tom, along with third Gossin brother Stephen, founded their own band "Captain Zippy" in high school
Stephen and Tom later moved to Wilmington, North Carolina together, where they attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with Tom majoring in guitar
Tom and Mike moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where they began performing as a duo
Rachel Reinert, a native of Sarasota, Florida, went to high school in Santa Ana, California
After attending a performing arts school, she began writing songs and playing guitar herself
With a teacher's help, she began recording demos, and was signed to a publishing deal at age 15
The Gossins met Rachel through her MySpace page, and she began performing with them after moving to Nashville

 

 

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