Gold Glitters On Gloriana; Diamond On Kimball

(L to R) Gloriana's Rachel Reinert, Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin; John Esposito, WMN President/CEO; Peter Strickland, WMN Sr. VP of Brand Management & Sales; Dean Serletic, Emblem President; Gloriana's Cheyenne Kimball; Gary Bowen, Emblem A&R; and Deb Haus, Emblem Marketing.

“Wild At Heart,” the debut single from Gloriana has been certified Gold (500,000) by the R.I.A.A. The group was presented with plaques by Emblem President Dean Serletic during the recent Pickin’ On The Patio event (7/23) at Warner’s Nashville headquarters.

“Wild at Heart” was written by Stephanie Bentley, Josh Kear and Matt Serletic, and named the best selling single from a new country act in 2009.

“The band is starting work on their sophomore release,” said Warner Music Nashville’s President and CEO, John Esposito. “This will be the next step in further paving their long and successful career path in country music. We’re proud to have them in our family!”

Gloriana is a four-member vocal group featuring brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Cheyenne Kimball. The group has won the fan-voted awards for ACM Top New Vocal Group of the Year, the 2009 AMA for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and the “Nationwide On Your Side Award” at the 2009 CMT Awards. Gloriana, is currently on the road finishing up its Long Hot Summer Tour, and has again teamed with seasoned producer Matt Serletic (Willie Nelson, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul, and Rob Thomas), to work on its second album.

Also of note was the announcement before the group performed that band member Cheyenne Kimball had become engaged to Casey Twist. Kimball told press she was planning to change her name to Twist, saying, “I’m old fashioned that way.”

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