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Violinist Lindsey Stirling Is the Focus of Ovation's Music Documentary Series 'Song by Song'

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 10, 2014 04:32 PM EST

Internet sensation and billboard topper Lindsey Stirling was the focus of Song by Song, a documentary music series which premiered on Ovation TV Tuesday, Dec. 9. The first part of the two-part episode featured her song “Crystallize” while an episode on Dec. 16 will focus on another chart-topper: “Elements.”

Known as an electronic violinist, dancer and composer, the Gilbert, Arizona, native first rose to popularity after her appearance on the incredibly popular America’s Got Talent in 2010. Though she did not win the competition, the exposure helped her to become a YouTube sensation in 2012, when her song “Crystallize” became one of the top 10 most-watched videos of the year, with more than 42 million views and more than 5.5 million subscribers.

The series takes an in-depth look at two of Stirling's biggest hits, with behind-the-scenes insights from renowned choreographer Laurianne Gibson; the Grammy-winning lead singer of Halestrom, Lzzy Hale; and singer-songwriter Dia Frampton, as well as Billboard's Andrew Hampp, Rolling Stone's David Wild and YouTube's Margaret Hart.

Viewers will also hear intimate, behind-the-scenes stories from Stirling and her sister Brooke, as well as her drummer Drew Steen, keyboardist Jason Gaviati and tour manager Erich Jackson.

Song by Song is a different twist on the music documentary genre. This series uses the featured artists’s hit songs to tell the story of what was happening at that time in their lives, what inspired them to write the music and how their songs impacted their careers and popular culture,” says Scott Woodward, senior vice president of programming and production at Ovation.

Other episodes of Song by Song have featured Sheryl Crow, Blondie, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.

"I'm so excited for this documentary piece to come out," Stirling said. "To share the backstory of really how I write and how I became the way I am. How my art form evolved."

Check out the second part of Stirling’s episode Dec. 16 and take a look at her newest video "Shatter Me" below:

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