Brothers Tom and Mike Gossin formed the earliest incarnation of Gloriana when they moved to North Carolina for college. Schoolwork quickly fell by the wayside when the brothers decided to move to Nashville to pursue their musical ambitions. The twosome met Rachel Reinert through MySpace, and although the duo had never sung with a third party -- much less a woman -- once they heard Rachel and the harmonies she brought to their music, they were convinced to give it a go. At one of their earliest Nashville shows, they were spotted by America's Most Talented Kid winner Cheyenne Kimball. After having released an album of teen-oriented pop, Kimball was looking to start a new chapter in her career. After the show, the mandolin-playing singer asked if she could join the band, and thus Gloriana was born. In February 2008, the quartet signed to producer Matt Serletic's Emblem Music Group and went into the studio with Serletic at the helm. Their debut single, "Wild at Heart," was released in May 2009, with a self titled album released later that summer.