Steel Magnolia Have A Great Year of 'First Things'
Yallwire host Stephanie Langston had some time to chat with Meghan Lindsey and Joshua Scott of Steel Magnolia to discuss some details about their incredibly successful year.
With their Grand Ole Opry debut, multiple major award nominations, an amazing debut album and a summer tour with country star Brad Paisley, the duo claims that 2010 was a great year for "first things."
The couple met at a karaoke bar in Nashville and ended up winning CMT's talent competition, 'Can You Duet' in 2009, which really helped them grow creatively and develop a steady fanbase. Grateful for the opportunity, Meghan shares that she is glad that the reality show was "artist friendly," and that they were able to be creative and really focus on the music.
After being named winners of the competition, Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, signed them to his huge label group, which is also home to country superstars Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Jewel.
Since then, the country duo has been blowing up. Their first hit, "Keep On Lovin' You," moved up the charts faster than any debut single in Billboard history. A perfect introduction of Steel Magnolia to their fans, the video for the song even reflected how the two met at a karaoke bar.
The country couple premiered their album for a New York audience at the Bowery Ballroom on New Years Day - the same day they released the CD. They finished up their debut week at the No. 3 position on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
To hear more from Steel Magnolia about their booming debut year, check out this exclusive interview!