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Larry King interviews Lindsey Stirling about her career, new book and LDS faith

Published: Monday, Feb. 8 2016 5:10 p.m. MST

Violinist Lindsey Stirling participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her memoir, "The Only Pirate at the Party", at AOL Studios on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in New York.

Charles Sykes, Invision, Associated Press

In an interview with broadcaster Larry King, dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling talked about her career as a musician; her new book, “The Only Pirate at the Party”; and her faith.

The interview aired Friday on “Larry King Now.” Stirling talked about her time on NBC's “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 and how the judges rejected her. Following the rejection, she found a fan base through YouTube.

“The great thing about YouTube is there are no gatekeepers,” Stirling told King. “No one is waiting to tell you if you’re good enough. It’s just your audience.”

Stirling was joined in the interview by her co-author and sister, Brooke Passey. Their book made the New York Times’ best-seller list.

King asked Stirling and Passey about their faith. Both sisters, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said it is an important part of their lives.

“I know a lot of Mormons get into music,” King said.

“A lot of us are raised singing songs in Primary, and it’s part of the culture of the church,” Stirling said.

Watch the full interview on "Larry King Now."

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com

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