Rachel Reinert

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Rachel Reinert
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Born (1989-03-10) March 10, 1989 (age 32)
Sarasota, Florida, USA
OriginSanta Ana, California
Genres
  • Country
  • Country-pop
  • Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
Years active2008–present
Labels
  • Emblem (Gloriana)
  • Reprise (Gloriana)
  • Warner Bros. Nashville (Gloriana)
  • Green Iris
Associated acts
  • Gloriana (2008–2016)
  • Davis Naish
  • Jon Randall
  • Taylor Swift
Websiterachelreinertmusic.com
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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materOrange County School of the Arts
Spouse(s)Caleb Crosby

Rachel Reinert (born March 10, 1989) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician from Santa Ana, California.[1] Reinert began her career as a recording artist in 2008 as a member of the award-winning country group Gloriana.[2] Rachel saw great success during her time with Gloriana, including gold and platinum singles and opening tours for Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band, and more.[3][4][5] In 2016, she chose to split from Gloriana and begin her journey as a solo artist.[6] Rachel is signed to Nashville-based independent label Green Iris Records and released her debut solo album Into the Blue on March 13, 2020.[7][8]

Early life

Rachel Reinert was born on March 10, 1989 in Sarasota, Florida. Her family soon moved to Marietta, Georgia, where she lived until age 6 when they relocated to Santa Ana, California. [9][1] Reinert attended Orange County School of the Arts where she took lessons in singing, guitar, and piano and also participated in the musical theater program.[10] Rachel began writing poetry at a young age and setting her words to music. When a teacher heard these pieces, he offered to help her record demos and urged her to focus on her songwriting.[10] At the age of 15, Reinert took her first trip to Nashville, Tennessee with a friend and had the opportunity to meet with and perform for multiple important figures in the country music industry.[10] Later that same year, she signed her first publishing deal and began traveling back and forth from Orange County to Nashville while finishing high school through independent study. Rachel moved to Nashville full time at the age of 17 after graduating from high school.[10]

Career

2007–2016: Gloriana

After moving to Nashville to pursue her career in country music full-time, Rachel Reinert worked to hone her songwriting skills and began posting her recordings on her Myspace page.[10] In 2007, Brothers Mike and Tom Gossin, also new to town, discovered Rachel's music online and reached out to ask her to get together to write.[11] Reinert and the Gossin brothers began writing songs together regularly and performing around Nashville as a trio.[10] After a performance at local Nashville venue 3rd and Lindsley, Rachel, Mike, and Tom were introduced to musician Cheyenne Kimball.[10] Kimball joined the group and the four began writing and performing together.

The band quickly caught the attention of producer and Emblem Records label head Matt Serletic. They were signed in a joint deal with Emblem and Warner Bros. Records in July of 2008 and began recording a record under the name Gloriana.[2] Gloriana released their first single "Wild at Heart" in early 2009 and began touring extensively, opening for artists including LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, and most notably joined Taylor Swift on her Fearless Tour from 2009 to 2010.[12][13] "Wild at Heart" became the highest selling single for a new country artist or band if 2009.[14]

In August of 2009, the band released their first album, the self-titled Gloriana, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Top.[15] Rachel was a cowriter on the last track of the album, "Time To Let Me Go."[16] Gloriana went on to release two more singles from their debut album: "How Far Do You Wanna Go?" and "The World Is Ours Tonight." The success of the album lead to multiple awards and recognitions for Gloriana, including the 2009 American Music Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year award[17] and the 2010 Academy of Country Music award for Top New Vocal Group.[18]

Gloriana put out "Wanna Take You Home," the first single off of what would become their second album, in early 2011. Unexpectedly and abruptly, Cheyenne Kimball departed from Gloriana in July of 2011, but Rachel, Mike, and Tom chose to continue as a trio and keep working on their next album.[19] "(Kissed You) Good Night" was released as the next single and the first without Kimball, in October 2011. This single ended up being the most successful of the band's lifespan. "(Kissed You) Good Night" was recognized as country radio's most played single by a group for 2012[20] and earned RIAA Platinum certification in 2013.[3] A Thousand Miles Left Behind, Gloriana's second studio album, was released on July 31, 2012. Reinert cowrote 3 tracks on the album: "Go On...Miss Me," "Doing It Our Way," and "Where My Heart Belongs."[21] In September 2012, Gloriana released "Can't Shake You" as the last single from A Thousand Miles Left Behind.

While writing and recording for their next project in, the band put out the song "Best Night Ever" in December 2013 as a standalone single. They then released "Trouble" in October 2014 as the first and only single from their third album. Reinert is prominently featured as the lead vocal on this track, signaling the start of more female-driven songs to come from the band.[22] Gloriana's third studio album, Three, was released on June 2, 2015[23] featuring 5 tracks cowritten by Reinert: "Trouble," "Wanna Get To Know You," "Let's Take a Shot," "Get Back That Goodbye," and "Lighters."[24]

On January 6th, 2016, Rachel Reinert announced her decision to amicably part ways with Gloriana. She shared the news with fans via Twitter and disclosed that she would be pursuing a career as a solo artist.[6]

2016–Present: Solo Career

After 8 years with Gloriana, Reinert was ready to find her own footing as a solo artist and immediately dove into songwriting.[25] Walking away from an established career with the band and the longer-than-expected process of creating her first solo record to a toll on Rachel, both emotionally and financially. She sold her house and made numerous other sacrifices to make it by.[26] Rachel met her producer and frequent cowriter Davis Naish (Eric Church, Katelyn Tarver) along the way and they began sculpting her sound into what she describes as her own brand of "California country."[27][28]

Rachel Reinert's first introduction to the world as a solo artist came on July 27, 2018 with the independent release of her single "Cool," cowritten by Reinert, Davis Naish, and Melissa Fuller.[29] The song quickly caught the attention of legendary songwriter, producer, and head of A&R for Green Iris Records, Jon Randall.[7] Reinert shared the official music video for "Cool" on August 7, 2018, directed by Elizabeth Olmsted. "Cool" was followed up on October 26, 2019 by her second independently released single "Dark Star," cowritten by Reinert, K.S. Rhoads, and Joe Pisapia. Lyrically, this track is a reflective look into her experience walking away from Gloriana and facing her fear of failure.[30] The official music video for "Dark Star" was directed by Jeremiah Dunlap and premiered on December 1, 2018.

On February 20, 2019, it was announced that Rachel Reinert simultaneously signed a multi-album deal with Nashville-based independent label Green Iris Records and a publishing agreement with. Both companies are under the umbrella of Roy Orbison's estate and run by president and Roy Orbison's youngest son, Alex Orbison. On signing Reinert, Orbison is quoted as saying, "when I heard Rachel’s first solo single ‘Cool,’ I knew she possessed something incredibly special." After signing, Reinert continued to work with producer Davis Naish on her album with the addition of creative guidance from Jon Randall.[7]

Reinert released "All We Have," her first single with Green Iris and third as a solo artist, on April 26, 2019.[31] "All We Have" was cowritten by Reinert, Davis Naish, and Melissa Fuller (the same team that wrote "Cool").[31] The music video for "All We Have" was directed by Josh Kranich and premiered with CMT on September 26, 2019.[32] In late January of 2020, Rachel announced that her debut solo album would be out in March 2020.[33] Soon after, on February 14, 2020, Reinert released her next single, "Some Kind of Angel," written by Reinert, Davis Naish, and Autumn McEntire. Rachel cowrote the track about her now husband Caleb when they were still in the early stages of their relationship.[34] Reinert also made the track "Secret," once again written by the team of Reinert, Naish, and Fuller, available for listening one week prior to the album release.[35]

Into the Blue

On March 13, 2020, Rachel Reinert released her debut solo album Into the Blue.[8] The album consists of 11 songs all cowritten by Reinert and produced by Davis Naish. Some notable collaborators on the album include Tommy Lee James (cowriter), Rob McNelley (electric guitar), Rosi Golan (cowriter), Garrison Starr (cowriter), Ryan Hewitt (mixing), plus many more. Rachel's husband Caleb Crosby, drummer in the rock band Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, handled the percussion on the majority of the tracks.[36] Into the Blue was met with great praise from many, including notable music journalist Bob Paxman, Billboard, American Songwriter, E! News, and more.[37][38][35][39]

With the release of Into the Blue aligning with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, press, pending shows, and even Rachel's album release party were cancelled. On March 26, 2020, in an essay posted to Medium, Reinert discussed the impact of releasing her debut solo album during a global shutdown and the emotional journey she experienced as a result.[40]

Reinert premiered her official music video for the song "Here" off of Into the Blue on May 12, 2020. The video was directed by Josh Kranich, who also directed Rachel's video for "All We Have," and was shot in Nashville shortly before the city was shut down due to Coronavirus safety precautions. The "Here" video features a professional dancer throughout name Andrew Rincon. Andrew has been Rachel's best friend since they met in middle school while both attending OCSA.[41]

Personal life

In 2014, Reinert began dating Caleb Crosby after meeting when Crosby was hired to play drums for a limited run on tour with Gloriana.[42] The couple became engaged on Valentine's Day of 2019 after over 4 years of dating. [43] On August 31, 2019 in Bloomington Springs, Tennessee, Rachel Reinert and Caleb Crosby married in an intimate bohemian-inspired ceremony. Rachel and Caleb's wedding was featured on the cover of the Spring 2020 issue of Southern Bride magazine.[44]

Discography

Studio Albums

As Rachel Reinert
Title Details
Into the Blue
  • Release Date: March 13, 2020
  • Label: Green Iris Records
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl

With Gloriana

  • Gloriana (2009)
  • A Thousand Miles Left Behind (2012)
  • Three (2015)

Official Music Videos

Year Video Director
2018 "Cool" Elizabeth Olmstead
2018 "Dark Star" Jeremiah Dunlap
2019 "All We Have" Josh Kranich
2020 "Here" Josh Kranich

In the media

              

References

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