Country trio Gloriana playing Santa Fe Station

Two possible ways to avoid the so-called "sophomore slump."

1. Put it off as long as possible. Country trio Gloriana waited three years to follow its debut album with the new "A Thousand Miles Left Behind." Patience paid off, with the single "(Kissed You) Good Night" smooching its way to No. 2 on Billboard's Country Singles Chart.

2. Reconfigure. Cheyenne Kimball left the group last year, leaving Rachel Reinert framed by brothers Tom and Mike Gossin. Any resemblance to the two guys/one gal configuration of Lady Antebellum (or The Band Perry, etc.) is now purely coincidental. But difficult to ignore.

If you lost the group in the shuffle of 2010 Academy of Country Music partying on Fremont Street, you can concentrate on them today at Santa Fe Station.

Contact reporter Mike Weatherford at or 702-383-0288.