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Second Cup Cafe: Steel Magnolia

New country music duo Steel Magnolia is all about collaboration and keeping the love alive.

Made up of Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, Steel Magnolia is enjoying a rapid rise to success.

After winning CMT's "Can You Duet?" last year, they landed a record deal with Big Machine Records -- the same label as Grammy award-winner Taylor Swift.

Their debut single, "Keep on Lovin' You," furthered its success and later landed a spot in the soundtrack of the movie "Valentine's Day." It is also climbing Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart - currently in the Top 15.

Their five-song EP, titled "Steel Magnolia," is available digitally on iTunes and digital stores, and includes tracks "Ooh La La" and "Edge of Goodbye," as well as live performances of "I Need You" and "Fast as You." They are currently working on their debut album, slated to hit stores this summer.

The dynamic duo, who've been a couple off-stage for three years, stopped by "The Early Show Saturday Edition"'s Second Cup Cafe to perform their hit single, "Keep on Lovin' You."

Steel Magnolia is also a 2010 Academy of Country Music Award Nominee for Top New Vocal Duo.

Their collaboration began in Nashville, the "Mecca" of country music.

Linsey moved to Nashville from Ponchatoula, La., while Jones moved there from from Charleston, Ill., both pursuing solo careers.

They met at a karaoke bar while Linsey was working one night. They started performing together and decided to enter CMT's "Can You Duet?" after some convincing from a friend.

Fans can vote for Steel Magnolia for the ACM's Top New Vocal Duo at VoteACM.com.

The Academy of Country Music Awards airs live on CBS on Sunday, April 18.

For more info:
Steel Magnolia on MySpace

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