Meghan Linsey

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Meghan Linsey
Meghan Linsey.jpg
Meghan Linsey in 2010.
Background information
Born (1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 32)
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States
GenresCountry Pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2009–present
LabelsBold Music Group, LLC.
Associated actsSteel Magnolia
Websitehttp://www.meghanlinsey.com

Meghan Linsey (born December 10, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter. A Ponchatoula, Louisiana native, Linsey started her musical career by forming 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] 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.[1] In March 2014, Linsey and Jones split and decided to pursue solo careers.[2]

Music career[edit]

Linsey started her solo career by releasing a cover of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars". In 2015, Linsey was selected to audition 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 the season coming in second place to Sawyer Fredericks from Team Pharrell. Shortly after she returned to Nashville, she released an EP titled Believer including six songs. Following the EP release, she developed a beauty brand titled "Believer by Meghan Linsey." To create this curated collection of cruelty-free products, she partnered with Previse and Modern Minerals.[3] In 2017, her first Pop studio album, named "Bold Like a Lion ", was released and it contains 13 songs.

The Voice[edit]

     Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes

Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Love Hurts" The Everly Brothers; later famously covered by Nazareth February 23, 2015 1/8 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 7/9 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 10/5 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" David Allan Coe; later famously covered by 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" Meghan Linsey 2

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Meghan Linsey
  • Release date: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Bold Music Group, LLC.
  • Formats: CD, music download
Believer
  • Release date: July 31, 2015
  • Label: Bold Music Group, LLC.
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Album
US
[4]
2013 "Counting Stars" Meghan Linsey
2014 "Gasoline and Matches" (with James Otto) Crazy Hearts: Nashville (soundtrack)
"Try Harder Than That" (feat. Bubba Sparxxx) Meghan Linsey
"O Holy Night" N/A
2015 "Love Never Sleeps" Meghan Linsey
"Change My Mind" 92 The Voice: The Complete Season 8 Collection
"Perfect Time of Year" N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Counting Stars"[5] Josh Marx
2014 "Try Harder Than That" (feat. Bubba Sparxxx)[6] Ryan Hamblin

Releases from The Voice[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak
positions
US
[7]
The Voice: The Complete
Season 8 Collection
45

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US Christ
[9]
US Country
[10]
US
Rock

[11]
2015 "Girl Crush" 101 22 The Voice: The Complete
Season 8 Collection
"Home" 27
"Something" 30
"Amazing Grace" 109 1
"Steamroller Blues" 37
"I'm Not the Only One"
"Tennessee Whiskey" 118 28
"When a Man Loves a Woman"
"Freeway of Love" (with Blake Shelton)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjoke, Matt (August 9, 2009). "Steel Magnolia wins Season 2 of Can You Duet". Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/steelmagnoliamusic/posts/10152018653627879
  3. ^ http://www.msopr.com/nashville/
  4. ^ "Meghan Linsey Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Meghan Linsey : Counting Stars". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Meghan Linsey : Try Harder Than That". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Meghan Linsey Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "Meghan Linsey Album & Song Chart History - Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Meghan Linsey Album & Song Chart History - Christian Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Meghan Linsey Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "Meghan Linsey Album & Song Chart History - Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.

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