Cheyenne Kimball (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Cheyenne Nichole Kimball (born July 27, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolinist. Her debut album, The Day Has Come was released in July 2006 coinciding with an MTV reality series following her entry into the music industry. This album produced a chart single on the Billboard Hot 100 in "Hanging On." From 2008 to 2011, she was a member of the country music band Gloriana, which made its chart debut in 2009.
Kimball was signed to Epic Records. She appeared on and won the TV show America's Most Talented Kid at the age of twelve. She released her Epic Records debut album, The Day Has Come, on July 11, 2006, with her first single and video, "Hanging On", sent to Top 40 mainstream radio and video outlets (VH1 and MTV) in early April 2006. She began her first cross-country tour on April 17 to promote her single and album.
To further promote her music, she has an MTV television show called "Cheyenne", which premiered May 31, 2006 at 10:30 PM EST in the United States. The show later premiered on June 21, 2006 in Canada. She also appeared on the Aquamarine movie soundtrack with the song One Original Thing, the song was released as a single in October 2006. She has released the iTunes exclusive single "Drift Away". On December 5, 2006 Cheyenne's reality show DVD was released. Cheyenne's song "Four Walls" was released as a single in January. Cheyenne performed in the 2006 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade singing "Four Walls", and live at the Pro Bowl on February 10, 2007.
Kimball also appeared in a Candie's commercial with Pat Benatar. Of this experience, Cheyenne said in an interview:
"They offered for Pat to do the campaign. She"s never used her music for any type of commercial. She was very iffy about it. She didn"t want to work with any other artists, but when they mentioned my name she said that she wanted to do it. She really liked everything that I was doing and really thought it was a good idea. So it just kind of happened. It was an honor, it really was. It was great working with her. Of course the clothes were great, too, that didn"t hurt."
Miley Cyrus covered "Four Walls" on her record, "Breakout", released in 2008.
In 2008, Kimball put her solo career on hold. She joined the country music band Gloriana, in which she sang and played mandolin. The band made its chart debut in 2009 with the single "Wild at Heart", a Top 20 country hit and released their self-title debut album in August of 2009. The band served as one of the opening acts for Taylor Swift's Fearless Tour in 2009 along with Kellie Pickler. Gloriana also appeared in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010. After continued success including two more Top 40 country singles, Gloriana began work on their second studio album in 2011. The band released the first single from the album called "Wanna Take You Home". This would be the last Gloriana single to feature Kimball's vocals. Reports surfaced stating that Cheyenne did not return to the band's bus after a show in Missouri on July 8, 2011 and was not present at the band's concert the next day. On July 11, 2011, it was announced on Gloriana's official website that Cheyenne had left the band. She announced her departure on Gloriana's official Twitter page on July 9, 2011, however her tweet was later deleted. The reasons surrounding Cheyenne's departure from Gloriana still remain unknown.
Cheyenne was involved in a relationship with American Idol alum Jason Castro. The relationship was documented in her reality show "Cheyenne" on MTV. In September 2010, she announced her engagement to Arizona musician Casey Twist. However, the engagement was brief and called off a short time later. Despite one failed engagement, Kimball announced her second engagement this time to musician Benji White in July 2011 immediately after her departure from Gloriana. This turned out to be Cheyenne's second failed engagement as it was also called off. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and continues to work on new music.
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The Day Has Come
Release date: July 11, 2006
Label: Daylight Records
Formats: CD, music download
The Day Has Come
"One Original Thing"
Cheyenne's MTV show
"Meet Cheyenne" (First broadcast on May 31, 2006)
"Manifest Destiny" (First broadcast on June 7, 2006)
"You'll Never Guess Where I'm Texting You From" (First broadcast on June 14, 2006)
"Wish You Were Here" (First broadcast on June 21, 2006)
"Almost Vacation" (First broadcast on June 28, 2006)
"Almost Famous" (First broadcast on July 5, 2006)
"Dress Away" (First broadcast on July 12, 2006)
"The End Is the Beginning" (First broadcast on July 19, 2006)
Cheyenne's Reality show DVD was released on December 5, 2006