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Steel Magnolia

Steel Magnolia

Release Date: Jan 11, 2011

Genre(s): Country

Record label: Big Machine


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Album Review: Steel Magnolia by Steel Magnolia

Mediocre, Based on 3 Critics

Slant Magazine - 40
Based on rating 2.0/5

Having won their recording contract with Big Machine via the second season of CMT’s Can You Duet, and having already scored a handful of industry award nominations, country duo Steel Magnolia doesn’t lack for confidence on their self-titled debut. Comprised of real-life couple Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, Steel Magnolia attacks the songs here with brio, displaying the swagger of seasoned pros and placing their considerable vocal talents front and center on almost every track. That forceful presence works in their favor, because the songs on Steel Magnolia aren’t the least bit noteworthy.

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Entertainment Weekly
Opinion: Great

If you?ve ever wished Lady Antebellum?s Charles and Hillary had Tim and Faith chemistry — or that Tanya Tucker would duet with someone who channels Bruce Springsteen and Christopher Cross — then meet Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, the season 2 winners of CMT’s Can You Duet. Their tracks on Steel Magnolia are reminiscent of Shania Twain, but having two equally strong voices keeps them unique. B Download these:Not Tonight, the dramatic conclusion to current hookup single ”Last Night Again” at last.fm Potential summer hit Rainbow at last.fm .

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American Songwriter
Opinion: Very Good

On their self-titled debut album, country duo Meghan Linsey and Joshua Jones Scott deliver a sound that is familiar and cozy, as if the songs have always been there. Their current radio hit, the chiming and catchy “Keep On Loving You” seems almost too well-formed to be their first single. The pining ballad “Not Tonight” offers a bit more emotion and color to their already braided voices: “I’m not ready to lay this down, I’m too stubborn to quit you now.

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