I remember being in 4th grade and my mom made me take guitar lessons so I could play at church. I hated it and after 3 years she finally let me stop playing.

By the time I got to high school kids were starting bands but I could only remember a few chords. I wasn't very good anymore so it stopped me from finding glory in a rock band.

Lindsey Stirling is an amazing artist that is inspiring many to pick up the violin. In fact, she's actually a quadruple threat... an electronic music impresario, violinist, dancer and artist.

She released her self-titled debut album back in 2012 and has since amassed over 11 million subscribers and 2 billion-plus views on YouTube. In 2015 Forbes placed Lindsey at #4 on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her headline tours have played to a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide, and her literary debut The Only Pirate at the Party—co-written with her sister Brook S. Passey—became a New York Times Bestseller.

Lindsey’s third-studio album Brave Enough, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, went on to score the #1 spot on the publication’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list, and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album.”

In 2017, Lindsey released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter. Featuring classic and original songs, the album went on to become the #1 new Christmas album of 2017, ahead of pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia. It was also the best-selling new holiday album and the best performing holiday album on Pandora with over 40 million spins.

Stirling was also the runner-up on Season 25 of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” with her partner Mark Ballas. A motivational speaker in her spare time, Stirling uses her own story to show teenagers that you’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.

If you'd like to see her in action, check this out...

If you've been struggling to get your kids to pick up an instrument, Lindsey Stirling's The Artemis Tour might be the inspiration they need.

You can find tickets now at the Five Flags Center website or at Ticketmaster.

You can also listen to win your tickets soon on Y105!


Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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