A Thousand Miles Left Behind
Released: Jun 2012
Label: Emblem / Warner Bros. Nashville/ Reprise
Gloriana's sophomore effort, A Thousand Miles Left Behind is a sharp slice of earthy country pop. After Cheyenne Kimball quit the band via a Tweet, the remaining players closed ranks and hunkered down to write. Many of the album's songs deal with finding the right place ("Where My Heart Belongs") and the right person ("Gold Rush"). Two highlights, the Tom Gossin-penned "Can't Shake You" and "Carolina Rose," deal with his own on-again-off-again relationship. Whether swapping verses or harmonizing together, Tom and Rachel make these songs pop with their beautiful vocal interplay.