Steel Magnolia

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Steel Magnolia, the duo comprised of singer/songwriters Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, gained Nashville's attention when they won the second season of CMT's television program, Can You Duet?. Their debut single "Keep on Lovin' You" slowly inched up the country charts and hit number five. They subsequently released an EP and two other digital-only singles in 2009 and 2010. Their self-titled album -- issued a week after they were nominated in the "best new group or duo" category by ACM -- contains not only their hit, but the studio tracks from their EP -- "Edge of Goodbye," "Ooh La La," and "Just by Being You Halos and Wings," and the subsequent single "Last Night ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Steel Magnolia, the duo comprised of singer/songwriters Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, gained Nashville's attention when they won the second season of CMT's television program, Can You Duet?. Their debut single "Keep on Lovin' You" slowly inched up the country charts and hit number five. They subsequently released an EP and two other digital-only singles in 2009 and 2010. Their self-titled album -- issued a week after they were nominated in the "best new group or duo" category by ACM -- contains not only their hit, but the studio tracks from their EP -- "Edge of Goodbye," "Ooh La La," and "Just by Being You Halos and Wings," and the subsequent single "Last Night Again." Steel Magnolia are an able, energetic, vocally savvy country-pop act, and stress the word "pop" in that phrase. Other than a banjo here and a fiddle or pedal steel there, this may be what passes for country music in the 21st century, but simply put, it's '80s-styled pop with different production. Dann Huff, who not only produced the set but plays all over it, guided the duo to turn in a by-the-numbers, radio-friendly disc that will offend no one. "Keep on Lovin' You" is the most notable thing here, but other standouts include the opener, "Ooh La La," a sassy, rockist seduction song, and a reading of Keith Urban's "Homespun Love" written while he was still with the Range near the very end of the album. The latter, with acoustic slide guitars melded to crunchy electrics, a funky shuffling backbeat, and the contrasting contralto and baritone voices of Linsey and Jones in call-and-response and chorus formulations, add a sense of playfulness and swagger to the original that wasn't there before. The closer, "Glass Houses," written by Jones, is a solid, old-school country waltz with a lilting three-chord structure, sweet mandolin and fiddle fills, and old-school harmonies. It's a weeper that actually resonates with genuine emotion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2011
  • Label: Big Machine Records
  • UPC: 843930003334
  • Catalog Number: 100
  • Sales rank: 75,002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ooh La La - Steel Magnolia (3:28)
  2. 2 Keep On Lovin' You - Steel Magnolia (3:02)
  3. 3 Just By Being You (Halo and Wings) - Steel Magnolia (4:00)
  4. 4 Edge of Goodbye - Steel Magnolia (4:25)
  5. 5 Bulletproof - Steel Magnolia (3:49)
  6. 6 Not Tonight - Steel Magnolia (4:15)
  7. 7 Last Night Again - Steel Magnolia (3:54)
  8. 8 Without You - Steel Magnolia (3:27)
  9. 9 Rainbow - Steel Magnolia (4:30)
  10. 10 Eggs Over Easy - Steel Magnolia (3:55)
  11. 11 Homespun Love - Steel Magnolia (3:18)
  12. 12 Glass Houses - Steel Magnolia (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steel Magnolia Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Dan Dugmore Dobro, Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Soloist, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Chris McHugh Drums
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin, Cello
Tom Bukovac Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Rich Redmond Drums
Jimmie Sloas Bass
Charlie Judge Synthesizer, Piano, Strings, Accordion, Steel Drums, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Joshua Scott Jones Harmonica
Technical Credits
Steve Stevens Composer
Patricia Conroy Composer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Dann Huff Producer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Tommy Henriksen Composer
Keith Urban Composer
Britton Cameron Composer
Vernon Rust Composer
Lori McKenna Composer
Ron Roark Graphic Design, Art Direction
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Scott Borchetta Executive Producer
Trent Willmon Composer
Meghan Linsey Composer
Matthew West Composer
Whitney Sutton Copy Coordination
Chris Stapleton Composer
Sandi Spika Borchetta Art Direction
Hank Williams Mastering
Christopher Rowe Digital Editing
Justin Nolan Key Art Direction
Chioma Eze Composer
Steffon Hamulak Composer
Joshua Scott Jones Composer, Artwork, Art Direction
Marcas Metton Logo Design
Julie Moriva Composer
Van Asa Preston Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    Absolutely Wonderful - Every Song is Great

    I bought this for one song, Halo and Wings, and found that I LOVE every song. I love this couple's harmony. I don't hear a lot of radio play of their music but this CD is a sweet surprise gold mine of great songs. They are fun, sexy, and great to sing along with.

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