Gloriana, Casey James coming to Mount Olive College this Fall

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C.–Award winning country group Gloriana and American Idol finalist Casey James will perform at Mount Olive College this Fall.  The performance is part of the college’s annual Fall Fest Concert.  It is open to the public.  The acts will perform at Mount Olive College’s Kornegay Arena on Friday, October 12th at 7pm.

Casey James made it to the top three on American Idol’s ninth season before going on to stardom.  He has opened for Sugarland on the band’s Incredible Machine tour, and has also performed on the American Idols Live 2010 tour.  His self-titled debut record was released earlier this year and hit number two on the Billboard Country Album chart.  The second single from the album, ‘Crying on a Suitcase’ is playing at radio stations nationwide.

Gloriana is making its own waves across country radio.  Its debut 2009 single, ‘Wild at Heart’, made its way into the Top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  Its new single, ‘(Kissed You) Good Night’ currently sits at number seven on the Billboard Country Singles chart.  The band also has the honor of receiving the ’09 “Breakthrough Artist of The Year” and 2010 ACM Awards “Top new Vocal Group” award.  The band is set to release its sophomore album, ‘A Thousand Miles Left Behind’ on July 31st. 

Tickets to the concert will go on sale August 1st.  General admission price is $20.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online at  To get more information on the concert, contact Justin Roe in the Student Development department at 919-658-7897 or via e-mail at

The Cult’s ‘Choice of Weapon’ off to a huge start on the charts


The Cult has a lot of reason to be very happy today.  The band’s new album has debuted at #34 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.  That’s only part of the good news for the band.  The album has taken off all over the place.  It has debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart, #15 on the Rock chart, and #7 on the Indie Albums chart. 

The album’s making waves both in Canada and overseas, too.  The album debuted at #15 in Canada, and at #20 on the UK’s charts. 

The band kicked off its world tour in support of the album May 25th alongside Against Me! and The Icarus Line.  The band will perform at the Congress Theatre in Chicago, Illinois tonight before heading back up north to Canada tomorrow and back down to Pittsburgh Sunday night. 

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