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Steel Magnolia’s Joshua Scott Jones ‘Doing Wonderful’ After Rehab

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Steel Magnolia fans got a nice surprise if they were paying close attention to the ABC’s crowd shots during last week’s CMA Awards in Nashville. Meghan Linsey was in the crowd, seated next to her duo partner/fiance Joshua Scott Jones. Jones had previously been in rehab dealing with undisclosed addictions.

Country Weekly caught up with Linsey, who is touring alongside James Otto until Jones is ready to return to the microphone. She says Jones has completed his program. “I think it’s a real brave thing,” she says. “He’s done really well and stuck it out and did the whole thing. He’s got some other commitments to fulfill as part of that, but I’m proud of him. I’ve just tried to support him, and the fans and the label have been super supportive.”

The two reunited on Nov. 7 as part of a tribute to Linda McCartney at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They sang ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ by Paul McCartney. “That’s our song,” Linsey says. “It was emotional because we haven’t performed together in a little while, and we’ve been through so much in the past several months. It’s definitely an honor any time you get to sing a Paul McCartney song.”

It’s not clear when or if Jones will return to the stage. Steel Magnolia have three more dates on the All the Woman I Am Tour with Reba McEntire.

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