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Lindsey Stirling Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music List

Lindsey Stirling’s star continues to rise, as she was just named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music list: The Class of 2015. The list highlights influential artists under the age of 30 from a mix of various musical genres. In the article, Stirling is pictured holding a see-through, jewel-encrusted violin, with the caption reading, “Self-described ‘dancing violinist’ produces choreographed videos of herself playing a palatable dance-pop mix. The America’s Got Talent quarter-finalist has more than 5.8 million subscribers on YouTube; her second album, 'Shatter Me,' reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200.”

Making the Forbes list is a huge step forward for the Stirling, who was told early on that she was “too different” to succeed and not marketable. She has recently performed on the 2014 Country Music AwardsThe View, and Today. She also came full circle to perform again on America’s Got Talent, where in 2010, she had been told by judge Sharon Osbourne, “You need to be in a group. . . .I don’t think what you’re doing right now is enough to fill a theater in Vegas.”

Stirling was a guest artist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2013 for the annual Pioneer Day concert, where she performed the songs, “Elements,” "Poor Little Lambs,” and “Scotland, the Brave/Simple Gifts,” with the Choir and Orchestra. Watch the entire concert.

Watch the video below of Lindsey Stirling performing "Poor Little Lambs" with the Orchestra at Temple Square during the 2013 Pioneer Day concert.

For more information on Lindsey Stirling, including her live Face to Face event, visit her guest artist page on our website.