Rachel Reinert Parts Ways With Gloriana
Rachel Reinert, one-third of the band Gloriana, has decided to part ways with the group and pursue a solo singing career. Rachel revealed her decision via her Twitter account.
On her statement, Rachel writes, “It is with much thought, consideration and prayer that I have chosen to part ways with Gloriana. It has been such an incredible ride and I have so many beautiful memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.”
Rachel goes on to explain, “This was not an easy decision, nor one that I took lightly, but I felt that it was time to move on and follow my heart.” She also wishes her Gloriana bandmates, brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, “all the best” in their future endeavors.
Gloriana originally had four members, with mandolin player and vocalist Cheyenne Kimball leaving the band in 2011.
With Rachel as lead vocalist, Gloriana scored such hits as “(Kissed You) Good Night,” which featured a dual lead vocal with Tom and peaked at the No. 2 spot, and “Can’t Shake You.” Gloriana also won the Academy of Country Music award for Top New Vocal Group in 2010.
In an exclusive statement to Nash Country Weekly, Rachel said:
“I knew that this would be one of the biggest and bravest decisions of my life. I joined the band when I was just 18 years old and I fully dedicated 8 years of my life to being a member of Gloriana. I had an unwavering commitment to the band, even though I had always dreamt of pursuing a solo career one day. I just finally reached a point where I really could no longer ignore what was in my heart. I felt as though I had completed my journey with Gloriana. I knew it was time to get out of my comfort zone and everything I’ve known for so long, push myself, and pursue a different creative path.”