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Gloriana to Appear in Season 8 of ‘The Bachelorette’

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Season 8 of ‘The Bachelorette’ will premiere on ABC Monday, May 14. And while that’s still a couple months away, the filming for the dating show is already well underway. In addition to new bachelorette Emily Maynard, the country group Gloriana will also be making an appearance on the upcoming show.

According to the Charlotte Observer, ABC filmed a Gloriana show at the NC Music Factory Friday, March 16, and that show will become a part of the new season. Supposedly, the blonde bachelorette took her date to dinner at Charlotte’s Osso Restaurant & Lounge, and after their dinner, the two enjoyed a Gloriana show on the outdoor stage at the Music Factory.

Though the band didn’t come right out and say what must-watch show they were going to be appearing on, Gloriana did hint at the filming on their website last week, posting Monday (March 12), “Hey everyone! We are going to be performing our song ‘(Kissed You) Good Night,’ for a special TV taping with ABC! If you are in the Charlotte area, please join us!” According to their site, doors for the show opened at 7PM and the show started at 9PM.

Maynard, next season’s coveted bachelorette, is a 26-year-old single mother who was once engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, though he died tragically in a 2004 plane crash. Maynard, who lives in Charlotte with her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki, won season 11 of ‘The Bachelor’ and enjoyed a short-lived engagement to Brad Womack.

On a bit of a happier engagement note, Gloriana’s Tom Gossin recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend Jaime Moffett and announced his news to a crowd in Upstate New York March 14. Gossin popped the question March 1 on the couple’s 10-year anniversary. With all that love in the air, it’s not surprising the band took the opportunity to make a cameo on one of the most popular dating shows currently on TV.

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