Gloriana Thriving After ‘Scary’ Year, Release New Album!
Gloriana has July 31 circled on their calendar for a couple of reasons. For the male members of the group — brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, it’s their mothers’ birthday. It’s also the release date for the group’s highly anticipated sophomore album, “A Thousand Miles Left Behind.” The album is the first since 2009 for the act, as well as their very first as a trio. Singer-guitarist Mike Gossin says that he hopes fans will be impressed with the effort’s slightly different sound.
“I think the reason why the new album has more of an organic feel is the maturity is due to the experience we’ve earned out on the road. I think the more you do anything, the more you learn,” he tells Billboard. “We’ve been touring for the past four or five years, and that, along with watching some of our favorite musicians play, and writing with some of our favorite songwriters out of Nashville has helped us to grow. I think that’s what we were looking for. That’s what we wanted to accomplish on this record.”
Though the band enjoyed success with their singIes prior to former member Cheyenne Kimball leaving the group, Gossin says that watching the set’s first single, “(Kissed You) Good Night,” climb the charts — currently at No. 3 on Hot Country Songs — has been a great experience. [Read Full Story]