Concept & Direction Jan-Willem Dikkers

Images by Michael Mundy

Client: Amazon

Joshua Scott Jones
and Meghan Linsey

are the real-life couple behind country music duo Steel Magnolia. Illinois and Louisiana natives respectively, the singing-songwriting pair met while singing karaoke in Nashville and then catapulted to success after winning the second season of CMT’s Can You Duet? in 2009. Their first single, Keep on Lovin’ You, climbed the charts and helped garner two nominations from the Academy of Country Music and two from the CMT Music Awards.

Amazon: Jeans can be all things to people, from a status symbol to a memory trigger. What do they represent to you?
Meghan: Jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. They can be dressed up, dressed down—comfy or chic. I just can’t live without my favorite pair of jeans!

A: Do you recall your first pair of jeans?
M: Not my first, but I do recall a pair of jeans that my mom had. They were an old pair of bellbottoms from the ’70s. They were soft and fit me perfect when I got into high school. I totally stole them from her.

A: Do you have a favorite pair of jeans or jeans style? What do yours say about you?
M: I have a couple! I love skinny jeans rolled up and bellbottoms.

A: What denim style do you wish would go away?
M: I don’t really want any of them to go away—there’s something for everyone.

A: In your opinion, which public figure looks best in jeans?
M: I think Cindy Crawford rocks a pair of jeans. I remember a jeans ad she did when I was a kid. She had on just jeans and a white t-shirt, and looked gorgeous.

A: What is your definition of success?
Joshua: I think being successful means being passionate about what you do. I feel very blessed to be able to do music full-time.

A: Who inspires you to do what you do? What do you most like about your line of work?
J: I’m inspired by God, my family, and the fans drive me and keep me motivated.

A: What decade currently piques your interest and how does it inform your work?
M: I love classic country and rock and blues from the ’60s and ’70s. And, of course, the pop music I grew up with in the ’90s.

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