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It seems the hot newcomer duo Steel Magnolia has the remedy against the winter freezes: They are turning up the heat – all the way and right from the start of the new year: Their debut, self-titled album hit the stores last week and was launched on 1-11-11…and according to Josh Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey – good things have always happened to them with number “11″. Well, only past 11 hours after its release the album had shot directly to No. 1 spot on iTunes Country Albums Chart. The album conveys a lot of history between the duo partners who met each other by chance at a Nashville Karaoke Bar. “Edge Of Goodbye“, which is in fact a break-up song, as Josh explains, was the “The first song [they] wrote together”, and “that’s kinda what brought us together as a duo and that’s kinda what started getting us attention around town was that song”. Other songs that have a big history on the new album include of course “Ohh La La” and “Keep On Lovin’ You“; the duo performed both songs winning the CMT‘s “Can You Duet” contest that landed them a record deal with Big Machine Records, also the home label of Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.
The steaming duo was also just nominated for their first ACM Award for Top Vocal Duo Or Group category and it was announced that they will be performing in the upcoming ACM Showcase concert special. The showcase will air on GAC network on January 27th at 10:00pm ET . Fans are encouraged to participate in voting for the ACM Awards that start the same day of the Showcase airing at www.voteacm.com
All the meanwhile, Steel Magnolia’s latest single “Last Night Again” has steadily climbed up the country charts and we can only assume it will be one busy spring for the duo touring and promoting their new album. We wish all the best for Josh & Meghan’s new album and congratulations on the ACM nomination!
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