Meghan Linsey Says She and Joshua Scott Jones Are Still ‘Really Supportive’ of Each Other
The Voice's Season 8 runner-up, Meghan Linsey, first got her start in music as one-half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, with her then-fiance, Joshua Scott Jones. After Jones entered rehab in 2011 to deal with his addiction issues, their professional and personal partnerships both ended, with each of them focusing on solo careers. But while they are no longer romantically involved, Linsey says that Jones is still very much in her corner.
"I still hear from Josh, and he's very supportive," Linsey tells Rolling Stone Country. We're both really supportive of each other. I want him to be successful, as well. It's a good, positive relationship, which is good!"
Steel Magnolia released one self-titled album in 2011, which included the Top 5 single "Keep on Lovin' You." While they planned on releasing another album, Jones' personal battles became more than he could handle.
“No one wanted to be around me,” he recalls. “I had alienated everybody ... On any given weekend, it was pills, booze, and once the party started, it didn’t stop.”
Linsey and Jones both focused their energies on their own projects, but in early 2013, Linsey acknowledged that they weren't ruling anything out in the future.
“I’m not saying we’ll never make another record because you never know,” Linsey said at that time. ”We were together personally for a long time, almost six years, and we did break up. We basically took some time to ourselves, reconvened, decided we could tour together, decided to go ahead and book the dates, and then in the meantime, we started working on our solo projects.”
Linsey came in second place on The Voice this season, losing to Sawyer Fredericks, but she is still moving full-speed ahead with her career.
"I started recording some stuff before I came out to do the show, and I'm planning on getting back into the studio pretty quickly," she says. "I plan to have something out pretty quickly — an EP or definitely a single."
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