Gloriana singer, Rachel Reinert, announced this week via social media her departure from the country group, leaving brothers Tom and Mike Gossin to hopefully carry on as a duo.
Reinert announced her decision via Twitter, stating…
This was not an easy decision, nor one that I took lightly,” Reinert writes, “but I felt that it was time for me to move on and follow my heart. I sincerely wish Tom and Mike Gossin all the best. It has been such an incredible ride and I have so many beautiful memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.”
She revealed that she has begun working on the next chapter of her life as a solo country artist and will be writing and recording her album during the first part of 2016.
Reinsert isn’t the first to leave the group. The band’s mandolin player and vocalist, Cheyenne Kimball, left in back in July of 2011 after just one LP. The group formed as a quartet in 2008, releasing their self-titled full-length debut a year later. One month after their debut single “Wild at Heart” reached the Top 20.
Gloriana landed at the Number Two spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and almost the same spot on the multi-genre Billboard 200. They were named “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” for 2009 at the American Music Awards and the ACM’s “Top New Vocal Group” in 2010.
It’s not clear if she will record on Gloriana’s current label home, Warner Music Nashville, or another label of her own. The trio is still listed on the label’s website. Neither Gossin brother have commented on the news yet.