Ask any unknown musicians who've sweated it out on the club scene — as brothers Tom and Mike Gossin did before moving to Nashville in 2007 and joining forces with Rachel Reinert — and they'll tell you that having a dream just isn't enough.
Achieving success takes strong motivation to commit, something these three young talents have proven willing to do as their career has exploded over the past two years. From sharpening their live show, to sending a demo to Emblem Music Group owner Matt Serletic (who signed them), to moving in together and secluding themselves for a month to put their stamp on the stellar songs that appeared on their 2009 debut album, everything the members of Gloriana have done has been about their passion for creating music.
Gloriana debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top 200 chart and spawned the gold-certified hit single "Wild At Heart." Gloriana also won the fan-voted American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist, as well as the "Nationwide On Your Side" honor at the CMT Awards. The album's success led to two years on the road, during which the band performed in front of millions worldwide as Taylor Swift's handpicked opening act on her Fearless Tour. They also opened shows for Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and the Zac Brown Band. In 2010, Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music's Award for Top New Vocal Group and were nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Country Group."
"We've grown up a lot as a band," Mike says. "We've honed in on singing and playing together and have really found our sound as a group." That sound produced more hits, including "(Kissed You) Good Night."
“We’ve grown up a lot as a band.”