Steel Magnolia Reveals Engagement

In what is perhaps one of the the best-kept secrets in the business, Steel Magnolia‘s Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones recently told Country Weekly they are engaged…and have been since before signing their record deal! The magazine reports that Joshua gave Meghan his great grandmother’s ring four-and-a-half years ago, after the couple had dated for a year. [...] Read More

Steel Magnolia Takes Cues from the Past

The duo Steel Magnolia took its name from a 20-year-old movie featuring a country legend, Dolly Parton. But when the couple — Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey — scored a nomination at this year’s Country Music Association Awards, it linked Steel Magnolia with another history-making act, Brooks & Dunn. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn called it quits this year on a career that saw them win the CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award an astonishing 14 times. Read More

Steel Magnolia, Katie Armiger on Top 20

Two of country music’s strongest developing acts — Steel Magnolia and Katie Armiger — both make appearances this weekend with host Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Katie’s prepping the Oct 5 release of her third album, Confessions Of A Nice Girl, and she enlisted for a sweepstakes that brings one winner to Nashville for the album release party Sept. 29. The album includes Katie’s song “Leaving Home,” which is currently at No. 12 on the countdown. And the winner has been picked: 29-year-old Kelly Johnson from Columbus, Ohio. In the meantime, Steel Magnolia still has plenty of reason to be in celebration mode. The act is nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year in the 44th annual Country Music Association awards, pitted against Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland and Joey + Rory. It’s particularly amazing when you realize that Steel Magnolia won’t even have its debut album in release until January — two months after the CMA ceremony. Read More

Brad Paisley’s H2O Tour Visits Top 20

Brad Paisley’s H2O World Tour has been one of the biggest concert packages of the summer, and this weekend, Brad and all five of his tour mates — including CMA nominees Steel Magnolia and Easton Corbin — will join host Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Brad’s dates have been mostly outdoors with Darius Rucker and Justin Moore serving as main-stage warm-up acts. In addition, he’s created a big Water World Plaza with lots of side attractions and smaller-stage performances from Easton, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. For an act like Steel Magnolia, which won’t have a debut album in stores until Jan. 11, the chance to be part of such a major tour has provided a first-hand look at one of country’s real stars. And the duo is impressed. Read More

Keith Urban, Band Perry: “Downright Excited” Over CMAs

A bunch of country artists got really good news over the last couple of days — Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry were just a few of the acts that found out they’re finalists for the 44th annual Country Music Association awards show. And, guess what: They’re happy! Different forms of happy — in shock, completely elated, humbled, yada yada yada — but they’re happy nonetheless. Here’s what some of the CMA nominees are saying about being on the ballot for Nov. 10: Read More