James Otto Fills in for Steel Magnolia's Joshua Scott Jones
“I thought our voices would blend really well,” says James.
The show must go on for Steel Magnolia's Meghan Linsey. Her Steel Magnolia cohort, Joshua Scott Jones, entered rehab earlier this month, but the duo still has a string of shows opening for Reba McEntire's All the Women I Am tour.
Enter James Otto. Meghan will fulfill Steel Magnolia's Reba tour dates, with James filling in for Joshua at select shows. "I want to let you all know that as of now all Steel Magnolia scheduled shows will be happening, including the Reba tour," Meghan wrote to fans on the band's website following Joshua's announcement. "Obviously with Josh taking this time to get healthy he will not be with us, but we will still be playing the same hits you've heard at radio and putting on an amazing live show that might even feature some surprises! As hard as this time has been, I am excited to get out there and see you all. I cannot thank the fans enough for your continued love and support."
James Otto told GAC that he immediately said yes when he got the call from Meghan. "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."