Gloriana‘s Tom Gossin tied the knot with Jamie Moffett this past weekend in Nashville. According to People, was the “Party of the decade.”
The two remaining members of Gloriana, Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert, joined Tom in the wedding party.
“The attention to detail was amazing,” Reinert told PEOPLE the day after, sharing this exclusive photo. “Every little detail was so pretty, everywhere you looked was something of the period, all 1920s, Prohibition era, Art Deco themed. It was perfect!”
Click here to see the exclusive photo from the wedding.
Country and Christian artists gathered at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Nashville on Tuesday night to show their support for the fight against autism at the benefit concert Autism Speaks™ Presents Autism Sings!
The night included performances by Gloriana, Billy Dean, Bucky Covington, Jaci Velasquez, Tyler Barham, Logan Blade, Katie Chance, and Austin Webb. The show was emceed by celebrity host Evan Farmer.
Over the past five years, Autism Speaks has given back more than $2 million to the state of Tennessee. Funds are used to support local research, science grants, community grants, AutismCares grants, Baker Camp Scholarships and various toolkits that are available for free, including the 100-Day Kit, developed to provide much needed support to families during the initial diagnosis period.
Artists from the Country and Christian genres are uniting to show their support for the fight against autism on Tuesday, October 1, at the Nashville benefit concert Autism Speaks™ Presents Autism Sings!
Country artists Gloriana, Billy Dean, Bucky Covington, Tyler Barham, and Austin Webb, along with Contemporary Christian and Latin Pop artist Jaci Velasquez, will perform individual acoustic sets at the event. Joining these artists in the performance line-up are Katie Chance, 15, and Logan Blade, 21, both diagnosed with autism when they were 2-years-old. Chance serves as the Junior Ambassador for Autism Speaks Tennessee Community as well as being an accomplished singer. Blade, with his perfect pitch and incredible ear for music, has performed at the NATO convention in Norfolk, Va., The Autism Speaks Walk in Nashville, and on stage at the Grand Ole Opry.
Celebrity host Evan Farmer is emceeing the event for the second year in a row.
“We are so excited to host this event for the second year, featuring such an amazing lineup of artists and musicians, who are so graciously giving their time and talent to support such an important cause,” says Autism Speaks Regional Director, Kathy Streng. “Autism awareness is key to bringing the much needed acceptance this community deserves. We are very grateful for the continued out-pouring of caring and generous support from this wonderful community.”
Autism Sings! will take place October 1, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. in the upstairs room at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville. Doors open at 6 pm with music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple and are available for purchase here. Additional donations will also be accepted on-site or can be made to Kathy Streng at (615) 238-1625 or Kathy.Streng@AutismSpeaks.org.
Rising country music star Craig Campbell kicked off CMA Fest with a bang by hosting his inaugural Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Craig and his celebrity friends competed in a cornhole tournament to raise money for the TJ Martell Foundation’s colon cancer research in honor of Craig’s late father who passed away from colon cancer at the age of 36.
The event took place Tuesday June 4th at the Public Square in Downtown Nashville, and featured many of Craig’s celebrity friends, including Bridgette Tatum, Dean Alexander, James Wesley, Ryan Kinder, Big D & Bubba, Chase Rice, THE FARM, Gloriana, Greg Bates, Jerrod Niemann, LoCash Cowboys, Love and Theft, Rachel Bradshaw, Whitney Duncan, Australian duo Baylou, GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Titans Kicker Rob Bironas, and Storme Warren as emcee. A few lucky fans bid on the chance to play in the tournament alongside their favorite celebs. Campbell and his teammate Eric Lindsey proudly posed for photos with fans and their trophies after taking the top spot in the tournament. Second place went to Brad McDonald and Corey Hadley, third to LoCash Cowboys, and fourth to Bigger Picture artist Ryan Kinder and Bigger Picture President, Michael Powers.
In addition to watching their favorite celebs battle it out with beanbags, fans also enjoyed great musical performances from Baylou, Rachel Bradshaw, Ryan Kinder, Jerrod Niemann, and Craig himself closing out the event with a crowd-pleasing performance of his hit “Fish”. The event was a huge success, collecting more than $15,000 with proceeds benefitting the TJ Martell Foundation.
“I’m immensely grateful to all my fans and friends who came out to take part in my first Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. It meant a lot to have so much support in our efforts to toss out colon cancer,” says Campbell. “We are already making plans for next year’s event, and I’m strategizing how to land a win again in year two!”
As Campbell wraps his first Cornhole Challenge and begins planning for next year, he is also excited about his lead single “Outta My Head” climbing into the top 25 on the Billboard Country chart. Written by Brandon Kinney, Cole Swindell, and Michael Carter, the song is featured on his recently released sophomore album NEVER REGRET, available now everywhere music is sold.
Generous event supporters included Bigger Picture, Creative Artists Agency, McPherson Guitars, SESAC, Team Cocktail, The T.J. Martell Foundation, Twisted Tea: Hard Iced Tea, Yazoo, The Stage, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, Crossroads, and more.
Gloriana celebrates another career milestone as their last single “(Kissed You) Good Night” gets certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) for selling a million copies. “(Kissed You) Good Night,” which was the most played single by a group at Country Radio in 2012, is from the trio’s critically acclaimed second studio album A Thousand Miles Left Behind. Gloriana’s current single “Can’t Shake You” has landed in the Top 20 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart and is steadily climbing.
“As artists you always want to write a song that truly connects with people and we are so grateful that “(Kissed You) Good Night” has done that,” said Tom Gossin. “Thank you to the fans and country radio for your continued support. We cannot wait to celebrate with everyone out on the road this Summer.”
On June 2nd, before Gloriana heads to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, race fans in Dover, DE will be treated to a special pre-race concert by the trio in Victory Plaza the morning of the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Fans can tune into FOX at 1pm EST (check local listings) to catch the band performing the National Anthem to kick off the day’s race.
Gloriana, who have been out on the road performing headline shows across the country, will host a fan appreciation party at CMA Music Festival to celebrate all the fans for their continued support. The event will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 4:30pm at aVenue. For more information on how to attend the party, which will follow the band’s performance at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, please go to http://smarturl.it/GFanParty. On Friday, June 7th Gloriana will perform the national anthem at LP Field to help kick off the nightly concert before they head to Fargo, North Dakota for a performance at Rib Fest the next night.
For more information on the rising country trio and to get up to date tour information, with dates being added, fans can go to www.Gloriana.com.