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Jones has just released his debut single, “Honk (If You’re Tonky),” and the track is available now on iTunes and other digital outlets. Regarding the new single, Joshua had this to share: “‘Honk (If You’re Tonky)’ spoke very loudly to me right off the bat as an anthem for guys. It speaks to the misunderstood side of men, that makes us rough around the edges while carrying the burden of a big heart and just wanting to live in harmony with yourself. What better than an ‘anthem’ for a first single?” You can stream and take a listen to the track here: http://youtu.be/feWZnCS5iHs.
The song serves as the lead single to his upcoming album, The Healing, due out later this year. You name the role, Joshua took it on with this album. From singing, writing, and playing multiple instruments (guitar, piano and even some percussion) to executive producing, this very personal album is all Joshua.
He explained: “It feels like a long time coming. It’s like moving into a new home or getting a new car; you have strong sentiment and deep attachment for the old car, but are eager to get behind the wheel of the new one.” He continued on to say, “I feel like at this point in my life as an artist, I can’t be anything but candid. The record certainly reflects my headspace over the last few years and tells the story of what I’ve gone through, especially the title track of the record, ‘The Healing.’”
Jones will be a playing a public showcase during Country Radio Seminar (CRS) week, Wednesday, February 19th at 12th & Porter. There, fans will get an advanced listen of his new material.
Jones is also looking forward to hitting the road again and connecting with the audience. Tour dates will be announced soon so stay tuned.
Itunes link to purchase: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/honk-if-youre-tonky-single/id789803809.
Fans of Steel Magnolia are in for a treat this new year, as Meghan Linsey, the female half of the duo is going solo. Linsey gives fans a taste of her new style with an impressive cover of OneRepublic’s hit, “Counting Stars.”
“Lately, lately I’ve been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be,” Linsey croons in her powerful, yet undeniably country voice and from the opening lyrics, listeners are bound to be captivated. The video takes viewers through a fun and quirky array of colors and styles.
We have to admit that we’re all kinds of obsessed with this cover song and cannot wait for more from Meghan Linsey in 2014!
Watch her take on “Counting Stars” here:
You can also grab the song on iTunes here!
We want to hear from all of you country music fans!
Next category up for our ACM Awards‘ polls is Vocal Duo Of The Year…
Who gets your vote: Love & Theft, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, or Thompson Square?
ACM Awards: Vocal Duo Of The Year
Total Voters: 280
Yesterday, we posted the New Artist poll! Did you vote?
And stay tuned, more polls will be rolling out soon!
Contrary to popular online rumors, Steel Magnolia will be making an appearance together at the first-ever ACM Experience in Las Vegas. The country music duo will perform at the free, 3-day open-to-the-public event during The Week Vegas Goes Country. They hit the stage on Saturday, March 31st at 1:30 pm after Mallory Hope.
Also joining the line-up are country music trio Gloriana, who will perform on March 31st at 5:30 pm, closing the night.
See the full ACM Experience line-up below:
Have country music duo Steel Magnolia broken up? Their March 24th show at the Greenville, Tennessee’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center has been canceled. The venue’s director started the rumors by saying that the pair are no longer performing together as Steel Magnolia:
“It is our understanding that the duo is no longer performing together,” reports NPAC Executive Director Darrell Bryan. “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.”
The duo is made up of the engaged pair Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey. They first appeared on the country music scene as the winners of CMT’s “Can You Duet?” in 2009. While there has been no official confirmation of the pair breaking up either professionally or personally, Big Machine Records did tell The Boot that Steel Magnolia is no longer on their roster.
Next up… CMA Vocal Duo of the Year! The nominees are The Civil Wars, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, and Thompson Square. Who gets your vote?
CMA Vocal Duo of the Year
Total Voters: 6
Adele has one of the catchiest songs of the year, and it’s found it’s way into country music. Reba McEntire brought out all her opening acts on her “All The Woman I Am Tour” to perform a group number of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” Watch Reba, The Band Perry, Eden’s Edge, James Otto and Steel Magnolia perform a country version of the rock/pop single:
Looks like Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey won’t have to worry about being a solo act for much longer. James Otto has stepped up to the plate and will fill in for her duo partner, Joshua Scott Jones, while he spends time in rehab from alcohol and substance abuse treatment. James Otto tells GACtv.com that he was excited to be able to join Meghan on select dates of Reba McEntire’s “All The Woman I Am” tour:
“When I got the call from Meg, I thought it was a great idea,” he said. “I thought our voices would blend really well. I know that our musical tastes are very similar and we’re coming from the same place. Man, who wouldn’t want to be out on tour with Reba McEntire? That was one of those things that’s a no-brainer.”
James will perform with Meghan at the October 27th tour stop in Sioux City, Iowa and again at the October 28th concert in St. Louis.
Last week, Big Machine’s Steel Magnolia band member, Josh Scott announced that he was entering rehab for Alcohol and Substance abuse. Now, Megan Lindsay, has taken to the band’s website to give the status on the rest of their shows. The duo is on tour opening for Reba McEntire.
Megan assures fans:
“Obviously with JOSH taking this time to get healthy he will not be with us, but we will still the playing the same hits you’ve heard at radio and putting on an amazing live show that might even feature some surprises.”
It should be interesting to hear how the songs will sound with just one member of the duo. We wish Josh the best in his recovery.
For more on this and to find out if Steel Magnolia will be coming near you, check out www.steelmagnoliamusic.com
Joshua Jones, one half of duo Steel Magnolia, has entered rehab to battle substance abuse tonight. In a message posted to fans on their official website, Josh announced the news to enter treatment for both alcohol and substance abuse. Good luck in your battle, Josh, and we wish you the best.
To all of our fans and to those whom it may concern, God has been on my heart to announce and make public that I have entered a rehabilitation and treatment facility to address issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world struggle with these battles daily, therefore I am sincerely grateful for all thoughts and prayers at this very poignant juncture in my life and career. I would also like to thank my family, friends, record label and management team for being so supportive and having an active hand in my recovery process. Thank you and God bless. –Joshua Scott Jones
Meg performed a few shows on her own this week before the news, citing an illness for Joshua’s absence from the performances and several show cancellations. The group is scheduled to perform tomorrow night in Tulsa at 8 pm.