Draped in a stunning black-lace dress, Meghan Linsey (most known for her work as one half of Steel Magnolia) strutted down the red carpet at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards Mon. (Dec. 15). Always a joy to see, the singer-songwriter chatted briefly with NashvilleGab about her brand-new single "Love Never Sleeps," a cut from her new self-titled EP, and the vintage-polished music video (released earlier this week). "You know what? It was all just homemade. My boyfriend and I actually shot it with his little camera and edited it," she shared of her brand-new Instagram-filtered music clip (below). "It was really simple. It was more fun."
And that fun is palpable in the video, which also exudes confidence, class and talent. In addition to the EP, Linsey also dropped her own version of "O Holy Night" to CD Baby hours following the awards show. On what fans can expect next, she teased of future plans: "I'm really looking forward to the new year and kicking it off with some new stuff."
During the ACC Awards two-hour live show, living legend Reba McEntire was honored with the first-ever Icon Award, introduced by fellow musician and friend Kix Brooks. Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson were on hand to salute the redhead with a short medley of some of her best work, including "How Blue" and her signature "Fancy" (originally recorded by Bobbie Gentry). On what makes an icon, Linsey shared her thoughts: "I think Reba is so talented as a singer, as a performer. She's a business woman. She's an actress. [An icon] has to be able to do it all—especially to do it all as a woman. It's incredible. I actually toured with her and I feel like I learned more on that tour than any other tour I've ever been on. She has it down; she just knows what she's doing."
With Christmas less than a week away, Linsey revealed that one present she always wanted as a kid but never got. "I always wanted one of those jeep cars," she beamed. "I never got one of those."
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