Steel Magnolia

Steel Magnolia

Steel Magnolia
Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey.
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Years active 2009 — 2013
Labels Big Machine
Website http://www.steelmagnoliamusic.com
Members Meghan Linsey
Joshua Scott Jones

Steel Magnolia was an American country music duo that won season two of the television talent show Can You Duet. The duo consisted of Meghan Linsey and her fiance, Joshua Scott Jones.[1] After becoming the top winner on the show, the duo signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records, and released its debut single "Keep On Lovin' You" in August 2009, which was a Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Music career 2
    • Steel Magnolia — EP: (2009-2010) 2.1
    • Debut album: (2010-2013) 2.2
    • Split and Solo Careers: (2013-2015) 2.3
      • Chart of The Voice performances 2.3.1
  • Discography 3
    • Studio albums 3.1
    • Extended plays 3.2
    • Music videos 3.3
    • Other appearances 3.4
  • Awards and nominations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Biography

A native of Ponchatoula, La., 23-year-old Meghan Linsey formed Steel Magnolia with her boyfriend of three years, Joshua Scott Jones. Before trying out for Can You Duet, Linsey was a karaoke host at a Nashville karaoke bar, called Lonnie's Western Room, which is where she met Jones.[1]

On September 29, 2011, Jones made a public announcement that he had entered drug rehabilitation.[2] In Jones's absence, fellow country artist and former touring partner James Otto stepped in so that Steel Magnolia could continue touring while maintaining a duet. Otto cited similar musical tastes for sparking his interest in joining Linsey. After rehabilitation, Linsey and Jones decided to break their engagement but continue on as a music duo. Linsey is currently in another relationship with musician/producer Tyler Cain.[3]

On March 3, 2014, Linsey and Jones, together on their Facebook page, made a public announcement that they were going to pursue solo careers for 2014.[4]

Music career

Steel Magnolia — EP: (2009-2010)

Steel Magnolia released their debut single "Keep On Lovin' You" shortly after winning season two of Can You Duet. It debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard country charts[5] and became a Top 5 hit on that chart. In November 2009, the song became the highest charting single from a Can You Duet competitor; season one finalists' Joey + Rory's debut single, "Cheater, Cheater," peaked at No. 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in January 2009. The song served as the lead-off single to the duo's self-titled extended play, which was released on February 23, 2010. It has also been included in the soundtrack to the film Valentine's Day.

In October 2009, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut and sang "Keep on Lovin' You" as well as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", by Hank Williams.[6]

The duo earned its first Academy of Country Music Awards nomination for the 2010 Top New Vocal Duo alongside Bomshel and Joey + Rory.

Debut album: (2010-2013)

Steel Magnolia's self-titled debut album was scheduled to be released on September 21, 2010,[7] but was pushed back and eventually released on January 11, 2011.[8] Steel Magnolia debuted within the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums, debuting at number 7 and number 3, respectively. It sold approximately 28,000 copies in the United States during the first week of sales.

The album includes their debut single, as well as their second single, "Just By Being You (Halo and Wings),"[7] which was released to country radio in July 2010, and became their second Top 30 single on the country charts. "Last Night Again," which was released to country radio on December 6, 2010 as the album's third single, peaked at number 24 on the country chart. A fourth single, "Bulletproof," was released on August 22, 2011.

Jones entered rehabilitation in September 2011, with James Otto filling in for him on a tour with Reba McEntire. In January 2012, Steel Magnolia parted ways with Big Machine amid rumors that the duo had parted. In June 2012, the duo announced they are working on a new album. They also performed at LP Field as part of the CMA Music Fest.[9]

Split and Solo Careers: (2013-2015)

In 2013, the duo split. Jones released a solo single titled "Honk If You're Tonky", and Linsey released a cover of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars". Jones told The Boot that "I’m not saying we’ll never make another record because you never know".[10] Linsey confirmed that the split was official.[11]

In 2015, Linsey tried out for season 8 of The Voice, having three judges (with the exception of Blake Shelton) turn their chairs around. She chose Pharrell Williams as her coach, and was stolen by Shelton after losing in the Battle Rounds. She continued with Shelton as her coach throughout the season. She finished as the runner-up of the season.

Chart of The Voice performances

     Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Love Hurts" The Everly Brothers February 23, 2015 N/A Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera turned
Joined Team Pharrell
Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Don't Let Me Down" (vs. Paul Pfau) The Beatles March 10, 2015 N/A Defeated
Stolen by Blake Shelton
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (vs. Travis Ewing) Aretha Franklin March 23, 2015 N/A Saved by Coach
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Love Runs Out" OneRepublic April 6, 2015 9 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "Girl Crush" Little Big Town April 13, 2015 11 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Home" Marc Broussard April 20, 2015 4 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 "Something" The Beatles April 27, 2015 4 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 6 "Steamroller Blues" James Taylor May 4, 2015 5 Saved by Public Vote
"Amazing Grace" Christian song 12
Live Top 5 (Semi-Finals) "I'm Not the Only One" Sam Smith May 11, 2015 3 Saved by Public Vote
"Tennessee Whiskey" George Jones 8
Live Finale "When a Man Loves a Woman" Percy Sledge May 18, 2015 11 Runner-up
"Freeway of Love" (with Blake Shelton) Aretha Franklin 8
"Change My Mind" (Original song) Meghan Linsey 2

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[12]
US
[13]
Steel Magnolia 3 7

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[12]
US
Heat

[14]
Steel Magnolia — EP
  • Release date: February 23, 2010
  • Label: Big Machine Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
47 33
Meghan Linsey — Solo EP self titled
  • Release date: August 2014
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, music download
- -
Meghan Linsey — Solo EP Believer
  • Release date: July 31, 2015
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, music download
- -
Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[15]
US
[16]
2009 "Keep On Lovin' You" 4 68 Steel Magnolia
2010 "Just By Being You (Halo and Wings)" 25
"Last Night Again"A 24 122
2011 "Bulletproof" 47
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2009 "Keep On Lovin' You"[18] Trey Fanjoy
2010 "Just By Being You (Halo and Wings)"[19] Kristin Barlowe
"Last Night Again"[20] Peter Zavadil
2011 "Bulletproof"[21] Aaron Thomas

Other appearances

Year Song Album
2010 "Keep On Lovin' You" Valentine's Day soundtrack[22]
"It's Christmas Time" Non-album song[23]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2010 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Vocal Duo[24] Nominated
Top Vocal Duo of the Year[24] Nominated
CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year - "Keep On Lovin' You"[25] Nominated
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year - "Keep On Lovin' You"[25] Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year[26] Nominated
American Country Awards Single by a Duo/Group - "Keep On Lovin' You"[27] Nominated
Single by New/Breakthrough Artist - "Keep On Lovin' You"[27] Nominated
Video by Duo/Group - "Keep On Lovin' You"[27] Nominated
Video by New/Breakthrough Artist - "Keep On Lovin' You"[27] Nominated
2011 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Vocal Duo or Group[28] Nominated
Top Vocal Duo of the Year[29] Nominated
CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year - "Last Night Again"[30] Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Country Group[31] Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year[32] Nominated

References

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  3. ^ http://wycd.radio.com/2011/10/24/james-otto-joins-steel-magnolia/
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/steelmagnoliamusic/posts/10152018653627879
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  10. ^ http://theboot.com/steel-magnolia-joshua-scott-jones-solo-single/
  11. ^ http://www.rickey.org/meghan-linsey-life-steel-magnolia-interview/
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External links

  • Official website
  • Meghan Linsey's website
  • Joshua Scott Jones's website