In 2013, Lindsey Stirling joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the annual Pioneer Day Concerts. She was performing as a guest artist in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she had been to watch performances in previous years. She was a star in her own right, but before the huge arenas, millions of YouTube views, awards, and screaming fans at her sold out concerts, Lindsey Stirling was doing everything she could to make it in the music business, without much luck.
In speaking about the years before being discovered on YouTube, Stirling said, “I tried all kinds of things; I drove to Vegas and handed out resumes, and I was on America’s Got Talent. I did all different kinds of things to kind of try to get through different doors and I got told ‘no, no, no’ over and over again. [People said] ‘What you do is not marketable.’ I never got callbacks from anything so finally I just decided to start doing it by myself. It’s amazing that YouTube is a world where there are millions of people and there’s an audience for anything."View Full Story