Netflix's Emmy Award Winning Show, Queer Eye has enlisted Nashville-based artist Meghan Linsey to put her unique brand of grit and sass on the iconic theme song. You can hear her soulful rendition in the opening of Season 7, which premiered last Friday, May 12th on Netflix.
A proud New Orleans native, Linsey was thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase her hometown's vibrant musical heritage by recording a new version of the beloved tune.
"When I found out that the Fab 5 were headed to New Orleans, I knew I wanted to be part of the action," Linsey said. "I'm a huge fan of Queer Eye, and I've been lucky enough to have my music featured on the show several times. It's an honor to contribute to a show that's making such a positive impact."
For the new recording, Linsey and her team knew they had to capture the essence and vibe of New Orleans. They enlisted the help of the Roots of Music Studio Academy, an innovative program that teaches young people about sound production, music theory, financial literacy, and business management.
"We wanted to work with the community and feature authentic, badass New Orleans musicians," Linsey explained. "So, we called our friends Keenan McRaeand Bryant Watson at Roots. They helped us put the session together, which included some amazing musicians, including members of the Preservation Hall Band. The kids were incredible, as well, and helped us engineer, set up, and get the sounds just right. One of them, Kaleb Summers, even played on the track! It really was a magical day.”
Produced by Linsey's husband, Tyler Cain, who has contributed to multiple grammy-nominated projects, the new version of the Queer Eye theme features a preservation hall-esque sound that's sure to get viewers in the mood for the show's seventh season.
In addition to her work on Queer Eye, Linsey is a rising star in the country music world. Her latest single, "Over the Moon," is already generating buzz after its recent debut at BMI Presents at The Bluebird Cafe. The heartfelt track is a testament to Linsey's songwriting talents and her ability to connect with listeners on a personal level.
"I write and sing songs because I love it and I love connecting with people through music," Linsey said. "After the show, a couple approached me and asked if I could hurry up and release the song, so they could dance to it at their wedding. That, to me, was a pretty good reason to expedite the process. When someone tells me they want to play one of my songs at their wedding, that's the highest compliment I could receive."
Linsey recently made an appearance walking the Red Carpet at the 58th annual Academy of Country Music Awards to promote her collaboration with Queer Eye and her recently released single. She also served as a special correspondent for Woman's Day Magazine interviewing stars on the red carpet.
Fans of Meghan and Queer Eye are sure to be blown away when they hear her electrifying new take on the show's beloved theme song.
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Meghan Linsey is an accomplished musician and performer, hailed for her soulful voice and dynamic vocal range. With a #1 Billboard hit to her name and multiple nominations from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music, Linsey has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
Linsey's career took off after winning the CMT reality singing competition Can You Duet, impressing judge Scott Borchetta with her undeniable talent. Borchetta, the head of Big Machine Records, signed Linsey and her duo partner to his label, propelling them to national success with hit singles like "Keep on Lovin' You." The pair went on to tour with some of the biggest names in country music and made appearances on popular talk shows like The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
After parting ways with her duo partner, Linsey embarked on a successful solo career, releasing two well-received EPs before getting a call in 2015 from a producer for NBC's Emmy award-winning show, The Voice. The next day she was on a plane to LA and the rest is history. During her time on The Voice, Linsey landed multiple No. 1's across all genres of the iTunes chart, while her powerful rendition of "Amazing Grace" topped the Billboard Christian chart. Linsey finished as the season eight runner-up and became the first contestant in the show's history to perform an original song during the finale.
Linsey draws inspiration from iconic female vocalists like Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton, and Whitney Houston, and is passionate about using her platform to empower women and advocate for social justice causes. Her powerful voice and fearless spirit make her a true trailblazer in the music industry.