Exclusive: Meghan Linsey Carves New Path On “The Voice”

As part of the former duo Steel Magnolia,  Meghan Linsey is forging a new path on The VoiceThough she’s known for her years of experience as a country singer, Linsey is showing viewers a different side of her vocal skill set, which is probably why fellow colleague Blake Shelton didn’t turn his chair during her Blind Audition of “Love Hurts.”

Linsey’s coach Pharrell pitted her against Paul Pfau for a Battle Rounds performance of the Beatles track “Don’t Let Me Down,” and though Pharrell chose Pfau, she is now reunited with Blake Shelton as her new coach.

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THE VOICE — “Battle Rounds” — Meghan Linsey, Paul Pfau — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Both songs showcases a grit and soulfulness in Linsey’s voice, and hopefully she’ll deliver another memorable performance during the Knockouts.

Breaking out of own’s comfort zone is usually not an overnight thing, and for Linsey taking part in The Voice has been a step in the right direction.  “I think for me it’s just been a learning process,” says Linsey. “And I didn’t realize I was such a fighter, honestly. I had to be. I had to figure it out.”

During our interview, Linsey discussed the challenges of putting Steel Magnolia in her rear view and striking out on her own. I’m also a fan of her past collaboration with The Voice alum Cody Belew on the catchy country-pop track “Baby, Get Out,” and I asked her about that 2013 single.

It was a pretty candid discussion (especially since I asked such downer questions!), but Linsey was more than up to the task for a little self-reflection.

The full audio interview is below:

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesday nights on NBC (8 pm et/pt).

THE VOICE  -- Pictured: (l-r) Corey Kent White, Kelsie May, Brian Johnson, Meghan Linsey, Sarah Potenza, Cody Wickline, Brooke Adee, Travis Ewing -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE — Pictured: (l-r) Corey Kent White, Kelsie May, Brian Johnson, Meghan Linsey, Sarah Potenza, Cody Wickline, Brooke Adee, Travis Ewing — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Greg Srisavasdi

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