Gloriana Can’t Beat the 2009 Rush!
They recently won the American Music Award as Breakthrough Artist of the Year, but that's just the beginning for Gloriana, as the group closes out 2009. One of their bigger accomplishments this year was the three times they were invited to play the prestigious Grand Ole Opry.
"That has just been the most amazing feeling in the world," singer Rachel Reinert tells GAC in a documentary about the group currently airing on the network. "For me, I grew up listening to the Opry on the radio. Then I started watching it on TV, [saying] 'I can't wait until I get to do that one of these days!' And we did -- three times this year! That was such an incredible blessing. It's so fun every single time."
Rachel says one of the cooler things about playing the Opry is the excitement of being included in an all-star line-up each time, and waiting in the wings to take the stage.
"There is no real preparation or soundcheck ... you plug in and you go," she says. "There's kind of a rush about that. It's really, really neat. I don't think we ever really knew what it would really be like to do that."