Holy crap. There’s a country band that plays like a band. I’d like to introduce y’all to Gloriana:
Those of you who know me know I lean toward prog-rock and metal. So I’m surprised I like this country band so much. There’s a lot to like:
- Tom Gossin and the rest of the singers leave out that country-singer drawl that grates on my nerves.
- The guitar chorus is significant, because you usually don’t hear country songs that base a chorus on an instrumental hook. When layered with the vocals, it creates a full tonal wall that captures the mood of the song PERFECTLY.
- A lot of attention is paid to all of the instruments. Let’s face it: Most country bands are glorified karaoke machines for singers. Not Gloriana.
The band is asking for your help to win the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Artist. Go here and vote for them, because they deserve it, in my opinion.