Steel Magnolia

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Steel Magnolia
Steelmagnolia.jpg
Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey.
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Years active 2009 — 2013
Labels Big Machine
Website Official site
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.

Biography[edit]

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, Joshua Scott 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. With Otto citing 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 3rd, 2014 Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, together on their Facebook page, made a public announcement that they were going to pursue solo careers for 2014.[4]

Music career[edit]

Steel Magnolia — EP: (2009-2010)[edit]

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-present)[edit]

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]

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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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

Extended plays[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjoke, Matt (August 9, 2009). "Steel Magnolia wins Season 2 of Can You Duet". Retrieved August 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ Joshua Scott Jones (September 29, 2011). "A message for the fans from Joshua Scott Jones". Steel Magnolia. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://wycd.radio.com/2011/10/24/james-otto-joins-steel-magnolia/
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/steelmagnoliamusic/posts/10152018653627879
  5. ^ "Chart highlights – Latin, Alternative, Smooth Jazz & More". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved August 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ Roughstock staff (October 28, 2009). "Steel Magnolia debut on Grand Ole Opry". Roughstock. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Steel Magnolia's debut album to release on September 21". Steel Magnolia. July 12, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ Winterroth,Scott (January 12, 2011). "Steel Magnolia debut album". Country Music Chicago. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Steel Magnolia Leave Label Amid Breakup Reports". The Boot. January 18, 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  10. ^ http://theboot.com/steel-magnolia-joshua-scott-jones-solo-single/
  11. ^ http://www.rickey.org/meghan-linsey-life-steel-magnolia-interview/
  12. ^ a b "Steel Magnolia Album & Song Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Steel Magnolia Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Steel Magnolia Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Steel Magnolia Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Steel Magnolia Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Week of June 18, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ "CMT: Videos : Steel Magnolia : Keep On Lovin' You". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steel Magnolia : Just By Being You". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steel Magnolia : Last Night Again". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  21. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steel Magnolia : Bulletproof". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Valentine's Day (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  23. ^ "It's Christmas Time: Steel Magnolia". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  24. ^ a b "CMT : ACM Awards 2010 Nominees". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  25. ^ a b "2010 CMT Music Awards : Nominees". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Miranda Lambert Leads 2010 CMA Awards Nominees". The Boot. September 1, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  27. ^ a b c d "2010 American Country Awards Nominees - ACA Nominees". www.dailypost.com. October 16, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  28. ^ "Early ACM nominees named". Country Standard Time. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  29. ^ "2011 ACM Award Nominees - The Boot". The Boot. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  30. ^ "It's Jason Aldean's Kinda Party: Leads CMT Music Awards Nominations". Roughstock. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Teen Choice Award Nominees Named". Teen Hollywood. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  32. ^ "CMT : News : Four Artists Tied as Top CMA Nominees". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 

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