Steel Magnolia Exits Big Machine Records
"It is our understanding that the duo is no longer performing together."
A Big Machine Label Group rep has confirmed that duo Steel Magnolia is no longer affiliated with Big Machine Records, the recording home to Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. The confirmation comes amid a show cancellation and rumors that the duo has broken up. A March 24 show at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tenn., has been canceled.
“It is our understanding that the duo is no longer performing together,” NPAC executive director Darrell Bryan said in a press release. “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.”
While the label rep did confirm their exit, he did not address whether or not Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey, who announced their engagement on CountryWeekly.com last summer, were still performing as a duo.
The winners of CMT's Can You Duet in 2009, Steel Magnolia is best-known known for the singles "Keep On Lovin' You" and "Just by Being You (Halo and Wings)." Joshua entered rehab this past fall for substance abuse and successfully completed the program by all acounts. “I think it’s a real brave thing," Meghan told Country Weekly in November. "He’s done really well and stuck it out. . . . He’s got some other commitments to fulfill as part of that, but I’m proud of him. I’ve just tried to support him, and the fans and the label have been supersupportive.”
Steel Magnolia's Twitter account has not included a new post from the duo since Jan. 6.