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Popular Trio Shakes Up Rodeo Stage

Gloriana added to Colorado State Fair entertainment lineup
Colorado State Fair
Colorado Department of Agriculture
May 16, 2013
Chris Wiseman, CSF General Manager, (719) 924-0151,
Christi Lightcap, CSF Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154,
Cora.Zaletel, CSU-Pueblo External Affairs, (719) 549-2576,
Gena Alfonsa, CSU-Pueblo Student Services Program Assistant, (719) 549-2687,
Popular Trio Shakes Up Rodeo Stage
PUEBLO, Colo. – The chart topping trio, Gloriana, has been added to the Colorado State Fair entertainment lineup performing on August 26, following the PRCA Ram Rodeo.  The evening, presented by Colorado State University-Pueblo, offers rodeo thrills and critically acclaimed country music.  August 26 is CSU-Pueblo Day at the Fair, which will feature the music of CSU-Pueblo students, faculty, and alumni on stages throughout the day as well as University giveaways for all fairgoers.
Each ticket also gives fans the option of coming early and enjoying a full day at the fair with no additional cost.  Besides a great rodeo and concert, these tickets also provide hours of entertainment that include free attractions such as Welde Bears, Stunt Dogs, the sandcastle, livestock shows, free stages, and the much more all at a reasonable price.
Tickets, which are $22, go on sale Saturday, May 18, at 10am.  CSU-Pueblo students have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets.  Information on the discounted tickets can be found at the CSU-Pueblo student activities office.  TicketHorse is the Fair’s new ticketing system; this will allow fans to pick their seats when purchasing online from home. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, through the State Fair box office, or call 866-461-6556.
Gloriana is a country group composed of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin, and Rachel Reinert. These three lifelong musicians joined together in 2008 and quickly discovered a true bond and shared passion for crafting songs that featured soaring vocal harmonies. The band’s breakthrough self-titled album, which featured the hit single "Wild At Heart,” earned the group the American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist in 2009 and the coveted ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group in 2010.
Their new sophomore album, “A Thousand Miles Left Behind,” was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Matt Serletic and debuted #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. “(Kissed You) Good Night,” the album's first single, became a stand-out hit and was the most played song by a group at Country Radio in 2012. Gloriana's latest single, "Can't Shake You,” is quickly climbing the radio charts and the trio recently kicked off a year-long nationwide tour. For more information on the rising country trio and to get up to date tour information, visit
The Colorado State Fair runs from August 23 – September 2, 2013.  For more information, visit
The 2013 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 141st year as Colorado's premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event.  In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture. 
Editor’s Note:
Interviews with General Manager Chris Wiseman are available by contacting Christi Lightcap at (719) 924-0154 or email
Entertainment photos and biographies are also available.
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