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Really? Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey to Try Out for ‘The Voice’?
August 5, 2015 – 07:02 am
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meghan-linseyIndependent music conspiracy theorists love to pontificate how the entire music industry is controlled by behind-the-scenes oligarchs like the man behind the green curtain in the Wizard of Oz—pulling cords and levies to deem who makes it and who doesn’t without any say so by the American public. Though there is certainly an interconnected “kinky sex” network that helps the wheels church and stay greased, in truth there’s still a lot of happenstance and public feedback that goes into launching superstars, and like all industries, the record business is too mired in corporate bureaucracy and incompetence to pull off any true underhanded plots.

However sometimes the layers of the onion get peeled so far back, it’s almost laughable how lacking of self-awareness the industry can be, and how little they think of the public as they try to pull off some ruse for their own benefit in what is supposed to be an impartial scenario. We saw that when the Academy of Country Music Awards purposely disobeyed their own stated rules by nominating, and then awarding Justin Moore with the New Artist of the Year trophy in 2014. And now we’re seeing it from The Voice, and big time.

The murmurings that America’s reality TV singing shows are secretly stacked with ringers coming from interconnected agents and managers have been out there for years. Even though they present themselves as trying to vet the entire American public to find the next hidden superstar, in reality singers with the right handlers can get shuffled to the front of the line.

We had confirmation that NBC’s The Voice was looking to stack the deck this year when it was revealed Americana music star Jason Isbell was approached to participate in the reality singing competition last November.steel-magnolia It became this huge, laughable moment in the independent music world, not only because The Voice producers we so lacking in self-awareness that they even considered for a second an artist like Jason Isbell would participate, but that he could do so and be passed off as some unknown, or even a struggling music performer. This is a guy who has headlined festivals and won the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year. It showed the daftness of The Voice and how they had eradicated any pretenses of looking to break stars, and instead were looking for established stars maybe slightly under the radar to call their own.

Now we’ve received word that another established star actually accepted the advances of The Voice. Meghan Linsey, the female half of the once Big Machine-signed duo Steel Magnolia, and a solo artist in her own right, will be participating on the newest season of the singing competition.

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