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LINDSAY ELL’S THE PROJECT DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN CURRENT COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

The Project Also Cements Top Ten All Genres Debut

NASHVILLE, TN – Amplifying her red-hot momentum, Lindsay Ell’s debut album The Project (8/11) has earned the No. 1 position on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums Chart this week. An incredible feat, Ell is only the second solo female to debut at No. 1 with a debut album in 2017. Additionally, the album solidified a Top Ten All Genres debut, landing at No. 7 on Nielsen’s Top Current Albums.

The Project is the record I’ve wanted to release since I was a little girl, but as an artist, sometimes it takes time to figure out what you want to say and how you want to say it. I’m so grateful to my entire team for standing by my side throughout the whole process. Every single fan that has come to my shows, stood in meet and greet lines, and sang songs that they’ve learned through YouTube videos is what keeps me working so hard. Having a No. 1 selling album is incredible and I’m overwhelmed by the support. I’ve finally made a record that’s me, and I’m just happy fans are loving it as much as I do,” shares Ell.

Following an explosive week of high-profile television and media appearances including a performance on NBC’s The Today Show (8/9), as well as an outpouring of support across social media from celebrities and the music community at large, widespread critical acclaim continues to pour in for Lindsay Ell and The Project. USA Today lauds Ell is “a true triple threat,” and also draws comparisons to the legendary Bonnie Raitt and Shania Twain. ABC News writes the album is “ear-catching” and “commands the crowd,” while Sounds Like Nashville boldly declares, “her growing talent as a songwriter and standout vocalist add a whole new element to The Project, which demonstrates that Lindsay Ell is one of the best, most diverse and talented acts poised to breakthrough the Country scene.”

“I’m a firm believer good things happen to good people and today is the epitome of that. Lindsay Ell has worked long and hard for this moment and we are so happy for her.  She is a special person and it’s so gratifying to see this album receiving the accolades it deserves,” said Jon Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group.

Ell’s triumphant chart-topping debut is a result of years of artistic innovation, persistence and tenacity, coupled with a rabid army of loyal listeners. Produced by GRAMMY-winner Kristian Bush (Sugarland), the breakthrough artist co-wrote 9 of the album’s 12 tracks. The Projectfeatures her current single “Waiting On You,” which CMT.com applauds “showcases the best of Ell.”

With current single “Waiting on You” currently climbing at Country Radio, the Stoney Creek Records artist continues to bring her new music to live audiences across North America supporting superstar Brad Paisley on his Weekend Warrior World Tour. In turn, Paisley supported Ell by proclaiming, “When you think of the list of all the best attributes you could throw into a blender to create a musical artist, such as soulful vocals, writing chops, ability to play the fire out of a guitar, being gorgeous, and not to mention class and kindness, Lindsay is all of it. Here’s to her future.” For tour dates and more information, please visit:www.lindsayell.com/tour

Buy and stream The Project here: https://lindsayell.lnk.to/theproject

SUGGESTED TWEET: Total #ELLclipse of the Chart! @lindsayell’s debut album #TheProject debuts at No. 1!

ABOUT LINDSAY ELL:
Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” Lindsay Ell is a triple threat:  accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13.  The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban, as well as wowing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the “50th Annual CMA Awards” and holding her own alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on Skyville Live.

A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell exhilarated audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour and is featured on Brad Paisley’s 2017 WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR. Ell’s debut albumThe Project released on August 11 and debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums Chart. For more information visit: http://www.LindsayEll.com.

LINDSAY ELL SOCIAL MEDIA:
https://www.facebook.com/officiallindsayell/
https://twitter.com/lindsayell
https://www.instagram.com/lindsayell/
Snapchat: @LindsayEll

LINDSAY ELL TO PERFORM ON NBC’S THE TODAY SHOW AUGUST 9

Show: The Today Show
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Time: 10 AM (all times zones)
Network: NBC

DETAILS: Lindsay Ell will make her morning television debut performing “Waiting On You” onNBC’s The Today Show. Tune in on Wednesday, August 9 at 10 AM (all time zones).

“Waiting On You,” co-written with Adam Hambrick and Andrew DeRoberts, serves at the lead single from Ell’s eagerly-awaited debut album The Project, due out on Friday, August 11.Taste of Country says the track shows Ell has “found her lane,” while CMT.com lauds the song “showcases the best of Ell — her smoky, sultry vocals, her incredibly intricate and stellar guitar chops and her roots in the blues.”

Pre-order The Project HERE.

Fresh off a four-night run across the East Coast, Lindsay Ell continues to crisscross the U.S supporting Brad Paisley on his Weekend Warrior World Tour. For tour dates and more information, please visit: www.lindsayell.com/tour

LINDSAY ELL’S DEBUT ALBUM THE PROJECT TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 11

Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes / Cover Design: Glenn Sweitzer

Nashville, TN (July 14, 2017) – Continuing her red-hot momentum, Country artist Lindsay Ell will release her eagerly-awaited debut album The Project on August 11 via Stoney Creek Records. The 12-song collection is available for pre-order today, 7/14. Click HERE for pre-order.

The Project, produced by celebrated Grammy-winner Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), follows their acclaimed collaboration on Ell’s debut EP Worth The Wait. The album features current single “Waiting On You,” which Rolling Stone Country applauds “is a showcase not only for the Canadian’s gifts as a singer but also as a guitarist.” Watch the official music video HERE.

“This new music is the best I’ve ever done,” the multi-instrumentalist shares. I called the album The Project because that’s exactly what this whole process was. I’ve discovered who I am, what I want to say and how I want to say it. I’m so excited to finally have an album that is me, and I can’t wait for fans to hear it.”

The Project is the end result of a soul bearing creative process powered by true-to-life songwriting that inspired Ell to “find her artistic voice” (Billboard). From the funky and spirited “Champagne,” to the resilient and superbly relatable “Wildfire” to crowd-favorite “Criminal,” the album is layered with stand-outs.

Adding to the excitement, following a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ell will make her morning TV debut on NBC’s The Today Show on Tuesday, August 8. Tune-in at 10 AM (all time zones) to watch her perform “Waiting On You.”

The Stoney Creek Records artist is currently supporting superstar Brad Paisley on his Weekend Warrior World Tour throughout the U.S. and Canada. To see all tour dates, click HERE.

THE PROJECT TRACK LIST:

1) “Waiting On You” (Lindsay Ell, Adam Hambrick, Andrew DeRoberts)

2) “Champagne” (Lindsay Ell, Walker Hayes, Fred Wilhelm)

3) “Castle” (Lindsay Ell, Abbey Cone, Josh Kerr)

4) “Good” (Lindsay Ell, Adam Hambrick, Andrew DeRoberts)

5) “Wildfire” (Lindsay Ell, Kristian Bush)

6) “Mint” (Lindsay Ell, Justin Ebach)

7) “White Noise” (Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Kear, Ross Copperman)

8) “Criminal” (Lindsay Ell, Chris Stevens, Fred Wilhelm)

9) “Just Another Girl” (Lindsay Ell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

10) “Space” (Caitlyn Smith, Heather Morgan, Maggie Chapman)

11) “Always Kiss The Girl” (Bobby Hamrick, Jarrad Kritzstein, Carly Pearce)

12) “Worth The Wait” (Lindsay Ell, Travis Meadows)

ABOUT LINDSAY ELL:

Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” Lindsay Ell is a triple threat:  accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The young Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13.  The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban as well as wowing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the 50th Annual CMA Awards and holding her own alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on Skyville Live.

A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell exhilarated audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour and is featured on Brad Paisley’s 2017 WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR. Ell’s debut album The Project is available on August 11. For more information visit: http://www.LindsayEll.com

LINDSAY ELL SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/officiallindsayell/

https://twitter.com/lindsayell

https://www.instagram.com/lindsayell/

Snapchat: @LindsayEll

LINDSAY ELL TO WORLD PREMIERE “WAITING ON YOU” MUSIC VIDEO ON CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN THIS WEEKEND (7/8 & 7/9)

Nashville, TN (July 7, 2017) – On the heels of her debut EP Worth The Wait (3/24) surging back to the Top of the iTunes Country Chart late last month, Lindsay Ell will world premiere her eagerly-awaited music video for her romantically-charged current single “Waiting On You” on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday, July 8 at 9am ET / 8am CT with an encore airing on Sunday, July 9 at 9am ET / 8am CT. Fans can keep up with the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #CMThot20.

Directed by Peter Zavadil (Brothers Osborne, Eric Church), the music video features an open-hearted Ell shredding on guitar to the “blues-soaked country original” (Taste of Country). The multi-instrumentalist glides through several performance scenes showcasing signature textured vocals in a rustic Nashville, TN warehouse.

Last month, Ell made her late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Waiting On You” and proving why PerezHilton.com lauds she has “all the makings for to be a superstar.” Watch the performance HERE. The song serves at the lead single to Ell’s forthcoming debut album The Project, due out in August. The Stoney Creek Records artist is currently supporting superstar Brad Paisley on his Weekend Warrior World Tour throughout the U.S. and Canada.

ABOUT LINDSAY ELL:

Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” Lindsay Ell is a triple threat:  accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The young Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13.  The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban as well as wowing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the 50th Annual CMA Awards and holding her own alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on Skyville Live.

A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell exhilarated audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour and is featured on Brad Paisley’s 2017 WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR. Ell’s debut album, The Project is due out in August 2017 via Stoney Creek Records. For more information visit: http://www.LindsayEll.com.

LINDSAY ELL SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/officiallindsayell/
https://twitter.com/lindsayell
https://www.instagram.com/lindsayell/
Snapchat: @LindsayEll

RISING STAR REVEALED NEW ALBUM TITLED THE PROJECT

LINDSAY ELL MADE HER LATE-NIGHT DEBUT ON ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! (6/20)

Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes / Design by: Glenn Sweitzer

Nashville, TN (June 22, 2017) – Lindsay Ell made her debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (6/20), revealing the title and artwork of her first full-length album THE PROJECT, due out in August. The rising star delivered a slew of guitar-soaked performances including current single “Waiting On You” and new album track “Champagne.” Teaming up with iconic Jimmy Kimmel Live! house band Cleto and the Cletones, Ell also performed rollicking versions of “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz and “La Grange” by ZZ Top.  

Watch “Waiting On You” HERE.

Lindsay continues the trek on superstar Brad Paisley’s WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR this weekend on the West Coast. For tour dates and more information, visit: www.lindsayell.com/tour

About Lindsay Ell:

Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” Lindsay Ell is a triple threat:  accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The young Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13.  The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban as well as wowing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the 50th Annual CMA Awards and holding her own alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on Skyville Live.

A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell exhilarated audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour and is featured on Brad Paisley’s 2017 WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR. Ell’s highly anticipated debut EP, WORTH THE WAIT (produced by GRAMMY winner Kristian Bush of Sugarland), quickly ascended to #2 on iTunes Country and #7 All Genres upon its release on Friday, March 24. For more information visit: http://www.LindsayEll.com

LINDSAY ELL TO MAKE DEBUT ON ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! (6/20)

Rising Star Invited To Sit-In With Iconic House Band Cleto and The Cletones

Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Date: Tuesday, June 20

Time: 11:35pm ET

Network: ABC

DETAILS: Lindsay Ell will make her late-night debut on Tuesday, June 20, joining legendary Jimmy Kimmel Live! house band Cleto and the Cletones for several sit-in performances throughout the hour-long broadcast. Featuring a mixture of original songs and covers, Ell will nationally showcase the six-string prowess that led Taste of Country to declare her one of the “Best Guitarists in Country Music.”

Adding to the excitement, the rising star’s brand new single, “Waiting On You” featuring “judicious vocals and Ell playing commanding lead guitar,” (Billboard) was the 2nd Most Added single at U.S. Country radio on its impact date (5-30-17) according to Mediabase. The Stoney Creek Records artist is currently supporting superstar Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour throughout the U.S. and Canada alongside labelmates Dustin Lynch and Chase Bryant.

LINDSAY ELL HAND PAINTS SONG-THEMED GUITARS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND MEDIA PROJECT

LINDSAY ELL HAND PAINTS SONG-THEMED GUITARS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND MEDIA PROJECT

PHOTO CREDITS: Glenn Sweitzer

 

[endif]Nashville, TN (April 12, 2017) – On the heels of her debut EP Worth The Wait skyrocketing into the Top Ten on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums Chart last week, Lindsay Ell continues to dazzle audiences and showcase originality as she unveils a slew of themed videos tied to each song on her widely-lauded EP.

A multi-talented musician, Ell is truly an ‘artist’ in every sense of the word. Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Worth The Wait, the rising star hand-painted several guitars to reflect the biographical theme and mood of each song on the EP and is now sharing the one-of-a-kind project with media and her loyal army of fans.

Watch the videos HERE.

Buy and stream Worth The Wait HERE.

Lindsay Ell is currently performing nationally in support of Worth The Wait on superstar and fellow guitar shredder Brad Paisley’s LIFE AMPLIFIED WORLD TOUR. For a full list of tour dates, please visit: www.lindsayell.com/tour

LINDSAY ELL CELEBRATES TOP 10 DEBUT ON NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN CURRENT COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

“WORTH THE WAIT” Becomes One of Two Digital-Only EPs
by Female Country Stars to Debut Top 10 Since 2015

RISING STAR DAZZLES AS CELEBRITY CO-HOST OF
 2017 ACM RED CARPET LIVE

PHOTO CREDITS: ALBUM PHOTO: Ford Fairchild (Design by Glenn Sweitzer)/

RED CARPET: 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards taken by Emma McIntyre / PUBLICITY STILL: Ford Fairchild

Nashville, TN (April 5, 2017) – Fans and critics alike have confirmed rising star Lindsay Ell’s EP was indeed ‘Worth The Wait’ as it debuted at No. 8 on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums Chart this week, an incredible accolade for a digital-only EPWORTH THE WAIT marks Ell’s first U.S. EP release.

Additionally,WORTH THE WAIT becomes one of just two digital-only EPs by a female artist to debut in the Top 10 on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums Chart since 2015. The six-song biographical project was released via Stoney Creek Records and produced by GRAMMY winner Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Buy and stream WORTH THE WAIT here: http://smarturl.it/worththewait

An early champion of the multi-instrumentalist, Billboard.com heralds, “Among the highlights of the EP is “Waiting On You,” which combines the magic of her vocals — as well as her guitar skills — and the emotional yearning of “Space.” Read more and get an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of the EP HERE.

Later in the EP, AXS.com praises Ell’s reimagination of John Mayer’s “Stop This Train” raving, “She does so with intimacy and unshakeable anguish. The passage of time has been a long-standing theme in country music, and Ell’s rendering of a pop/singer-songwriter track is stark, stunning and timely.” Taste of Country adds, “She soars in ways not heard in her voice before.”

Ell’s star shined brightly this Sunday (4/2) as she dazzled audiences of the 2017 ACM Red Carpet Live, co-hosting the Xfinity from Comcast Stage alongside label mate Chase Bryant. Produced by dick clark productions, it was the OFFICIAL red carpet pre-show of the ACM Awards, drawing 3.1 MILLION unique viewers over the two-hour live stream.

Stunning in a beaded black gown by Sherri Hill paired with Steve Madden heels, the young star’s red carpet fashion was recognized among several “Best Dressed” lists including Hollywood Life and CMT.com as well as being highlighted in arrival galleries by CBS News, Eonline.com, People.com and many more.

Lindsay Ell is currently performing nationally in support of WORTH THE WAIT on superstar and fellow guitar shredder Brad Paisley’s LIFE AMPLIFIED WORLD TOUR. For a full list of tour dates, please visit: www.lindsayell.com/tour

LINDSAY ELL REVEALS DEBUT EP WORTH THE WAIT AVAILABLE MARCH 24

Photo Credit: Ford Fairchild

Nashville, TN (March 17, 2017) – The ‘wait’ is almost over as rising star Lindsay Ell revealed today her highly-anticipated debut EP WORTH THE WAIT will be released on Friday, March 24 via Stoney Creek Records. Produced by celebrated GRAMMY-winning musician Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), fans and critics alike are buzzing over the budding star’s debut project.

The six-song compilation is stacked with vulnerability and is deliberate in its sequence, giving listeners a front row seat to a deeply personal narrative. Opening with the flirtatious “Waiting on You,” Ell breezily croons, “I’m a July sky / You’re a bottle rocket / I’m waiting on you…”

“Criminal” then marks a cascading mood shift in an undefined relationship, capturing Ell’s tantalizing vocals over punchy guitar lines. “Space” and “Standing Here” are instantly relatable emotional stand-outs, featuring contributions from heavy-hitting songwriters including Caitlyn Smith and Ryan Hurd, respectively.

The EP’s title track “Worth The Wait” begins to break down walls and sees a relationship come full-circle with its heartfelt lyrics and sweeping melody. Finally, Ell digs into John Mayer’s “Stop This Train,” which not only concludes the project thematically, but also reconfirms the young talent’s capacity for guitar riffs knows no boundaries.

Ell, who PerezHilton.com praised as having “all the makings to be a superstar” and The Calgary Herald lauded as “the complete package” thrives in a lane of her own as the youngest female lead guitar player in the mainstream Country music landscape. The Stoney Creek Records artist is currently performing nationally on superstar and fellow guitar shredder Brad Paisley’s LIFE AMPLIFIED WORLD TOUR. For a full list of tour dates, please visit: www.lindsayell.com/tour

WORTH THE WAIT TRACK LISTING:

1) “Waiting on You” (Lindsay Ell, Adam Hambrick, Andrew DeRoberts)
2) “Criminal” (Lindsay Ell, Chris Stevens, Fred Wilhelm)
3) “Space” (Caitlyn Smith, Heather Morgan, Maggie Chapman)
4) “Standing Here” (Melissa Peirce, Ryan Hurd, Chase McGill)
5) “Worth The Wait” (Lindsay Ell, Travis Meadows)
6) “Stop This Train” (John Mayer, Pino Palladion)

ABOUT LINDSAY ELL:

Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The young Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban as well as wowed audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the 50th Annual CMA Awards.

Ell received critical acclaim for her singles “Trippin’ On Us,” “Shut Me Up” and “By The Way,” including being named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know” and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell wowed audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour and is featured on Brad Paisley’s 2017 LIFE AMPLIFIED WORLD TOUR. For more information visit: http://www.LindsayEll.com.

LINDSAY ELL SOCIAL MEDIA:
https://www.facebook.com/officiallindsayell/

https://www.instagram.com/lindsayell/
Snapchat: @LindsayEll

Country Stars Join Forces for Disney’s ‘The Human Race’

Lindsay Ell, Kelsea Ballerini, Scotty McCreery, LOCASH, Mickey Guyton, Lauren Alaina and Bailey Bryan are among the country artists that have put their voices together on a new single, ‘The Human Race.’

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The song came together with Disney’s Share the Joy campaign, encouraging fans to reach out and make the holidays a happy time for all the children of the world. A donation will go to City of Hope, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Toys for Tots, Feeding America, and Musicians on Call in conjunction with its release.

“The dedication and talent of so many artists and performers on this song manifests heart and humanity, and the positive power of music in our lives,” said Phil Guerini, VP of music strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide and GM of Radio Disney Networks.

CMT AND JENNIFER NETTLES ALIGN FOR FEMALE-POWERED ‘NEXT WOMEN’ TOUR

CMT and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles will soon rule the road on the “CMT Presents Jennifer Nettles with 2016 Next Women of Country Tour,” it was announced today at an event in Nashville. The sought-after ticket will include Brandy Clark and special guests Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson for over 30 dates across the USA and Canada starting in January. The tour is an extension of CMT’s Next Women of Country campaign, an effort that seeks to give more attention and airplay to female country artists. Tickets go on sale to general public December 4.* For more information, visit www.JenniferNettles.com.

Lindsay’s By The Way Music Video World Premieres Exclusively Today on CMT

“By The Way” CMT World Premiere

LINDSAY’S “BY THE WAY” MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY TODAY ON CMT

The music video for Lindsay’s flirty, lemons-to-lemonade break-up anthem “By The Way” premieres exclusively across CMT platforms today.  You can catch the video currently playing on CMT and CMT Pure, and view it on demand at LindsayEll.CMT.com and on CMT Artists App.

Directed by Desmond Desmarais, Lindsay shot the video while on tour, making use of beautiful, sunny landscapes that serve as the perfect juxtaposition to the saucy swan song.

The light-hearted, up-tempo number indeed puts an unconventional spin on the typical break-up song. Cleverly referring to ex-flames as “Mr. Cowboy Boots” and “Mr. Baseball Cap” Lindsay reminds them just how quickly her heart can rebound, even crediting them for helping her meet Mr. Right (i.e. “Mr. Pick-Up Truck”).

“By the Way” has charged out of the gate in a huge way. The song debuted as the #1 Most Added Song at U.S. Country Radio and shot into the Top 10 at iTunes Country upon its release. Buy it here: http://geni.us/bytheway

Last month, CMT’s Next Women of Country presented Lindsay’s 24-hour “Busking on Broadway” event which raised thousands of dollars in tips for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Ell braved torrents of rain and cold temperatures throughout the event brought to Middle Tennessee by Hurricane Joaquin. With her gear wrapped in plastic, her set list destroyed by rain and her feet engulfed in puddles, she performed for 24-hours straight on Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway.

 

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Lindsay Ell’S New Single Debuts #1 Most Added / Lyric Video Premieres On Rolling Stone Country

 

Lindsay Ell’S New Single Debuts #1 Most Added / Lyric Video Premieres On Rolling Stone Country

Lindsay secured the #1 Most Added spot at U.S. Country Radio this week when new single “By The Way” debuted with 44 first week stations. The flirty, lemons-to-lemonade break-up tune earned adds in major markets from coast-to-coast in addition to being added to SiriusXM’s “The Highway.”

The light-hearted, up-tempo number puts an unconventional spin on the typical break-up song. Cleverly referring to ex-flames as “Mr. Cowboy Boots” and “Mr. Baseball Cap” Ell reminds them just how quickly her heart can rebound, even crediting them for helping her meet Mr. Right (i.e. “Mr. Pick-Up Truck”).

“Not every relationship needs to be sad and down in the dumps after it. You learn from it,” Ell told Rolling Stone Country. “You learn what you want and what you don’t want, and you move forward.”

Rolling Stone Country exclusively premiered the lyric video for “By The Way” today. Lindsay Ell – critically lauded for being the youngest female lead guitar player in Country music – also stars in the video where she performs guitar in her bedroom while getting ready for a night out on the town.

Watch it here.

The fashionable young star is honored as StyleBlueprint’s “FACE of the South” this month, joining the ranks of celebrities such as NBC TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, Nashville’s Lennon and Maisy and Shawna Thompson of CMA-winning duo Thompson Square.

Ell discusses songwriting inspiration, European tours, women she admires, her dinner party playlist and more with the Southern-based lifestyle blog. Read it here.

 

LINDSAY RAISES THOUSANDS FOR MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN¹S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT WHILE PLAYING FOR TIPS ON NASHVILLE’S LOWER BROAD

LINDSAY ELL RAISES THOUSANDS FOR MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT WHILE PLAYING FOR TIPS ON NASHVILLE’S LOWER BROAD

CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY & LINDSAY ELL CELEBRATE RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE WITH 24-HOUR CHARITY CONCERT EVENT

“BY THE WAY” at Digital Retailers NOW

(From Clockwise Top Left -- PHOTO 1: Mark Price, Linde Pflaum of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Lindsay Ell; Kelsey-Lane Benner and Stuart Dill of Children’s Hospital; CMT’s Leslie Fram. PHOTO 2: Lindsay Ell signs autographs for fans. PHOTO 3: Lindsay Ell, Lucie Silvas, Charlie Worsham pose with fans. PHOTO 4: Lindsay Ell takes an umbrella break. PHOTO 5: Lindsay Ell performs for fans. PHOTO 6: All donations benefitted the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt)  Photo credit: John Shearer

Photo credit: John Shearer

(From Clockwise Top Left — PHOTO 1: Mark Price, Linde Pflaum of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Lindsay Ell; Kelsey-Lane Benner and Stuart Dill of Children’s Hospital; CMT’s Leslie Fram. PHOTO 2: Lindsay Ell signs autographs for fans. PHOTO 3: Lindsay Ell, Lucie Silvas, Charlie Worsham pose with fans. PHOTO 4: Lindsay Ell takes an umbrella break. PHOTO 5: Lindsay Ell performs for fans. PHOTO 6: All donations benefitted the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt)

(NASHVILLE, TN – October 12, 2015) – Stoney Creek Records guitar chanteuse Lindsay Ell recently raised thousands of dollars for charity over the course of just 24 hours while performing on Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway in celebration of her new single “By The Way.”

Presented by CMT Next Women of Country, Ell’s 24-hour “Busking on Broadway” event raised several thousand dollars in tips for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Ell braved torrents of rain and cold temperatures throughout the event brought to Middle Tennessee by Hurricane Joaquin. With her gear wrapped in plastic, her set list destroyed by rain and her feet engulfed in puddles, Ell embodied the oft-used industry catchphrase of ‘The Show Must Go On.’

A plethora of famous faces joined Ell to perform and show their support during the marathon concert, including Craig Campbell, Brooke Eden, Ashley Gearing, Kristen Kelly, The Raging Idiots (AKA Bobby Bones and Eddie), Lucie Silvas, Chuck Wicks, Charlie Worsham and many more. Check out a photo gallery of the event at CMT.com

“I cannot thank everyone enough for their support in helping make this 24-hour concert a success. I couldn’t have done it without the generosity of CMT, the Opry, all of my incredible guests, and the overwhelming response of everyone who came down to Broadway to cheer us on or who watched on Periscope. We were able to raise thousands of dollars for the kids because of all of you,” said Ell.

Ell’s new single “By the Way” shot into the Top 10 at iTunes Country upon its release last Friday. “By the Way” officially impacts Country Radio on October 19th and is available at all digital retailers now. Buy it here: http://geni.us/bytheway

Ell will visit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt later this month to perform for and visit patients and officially present raised monies to the facility, a part of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and a partner of CMT’s charitable arm, CMT One Country.

ABOUT LINDSAY ELL:

Named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter.  The 26-year-old Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl.  Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13.  The multi-instrumentalist was soon opening for the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban.  The Stoney Creek Records artist has been called “a true triple threat” by Guitar World; “a star in the making” by Taste of Country; “Your coolest new girl crush” by Teen Vogue; and “a distinct figure in the modern country recording camp” by NASH Country Weekly.  Ell received critical acclaim for her singles “Trippin’ On Us” and “Shut Me Up” including being named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know.”  Ell’s new single, the spirited and up-tempo “By the Way” is at digital retailers beginning at 11 pm CT on Thursday, October 1st.  The single impacts Country Radio on October 19th.  For more information visit: http://www.LindsayEll.com   @LindsayEll

ABOUT CMT’S NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY

CMT launched its Next Women of Country campaign in 2013 as a way to give more attention and airplay to emerging female country artists across all screens. Several Next Women alumnae – Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Jana Kramer and Kelsea Ballerini included – found success ranging from commercial to critical acclaim. CMT continues to expand the footprint of the campaign, having launched the network’s first female-powered tour in 2015. @CMT  #CMTNextWomen

ABOUT MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding 271-bed facility dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Experts treat and work to prevent all health issues ranging from common childhood conditions to serious, advanced diseases. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children’s Hospital also operates the region’s only level 1 pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care. In addition, Children’s Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. As a nonprofit organization, the hospital cares for children of Tennessee and surrounding states regardless of their ability to pay. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the top pediatric health care hospitals in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Children’s Hospital has been ranked every year by U.S. News since the inception of the publication’s pediatric rankings, now in its ninth year.  @vumcchildren

ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was one of the 20 founding hospitals. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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Watch Lindsay Ell Shred Through “Shut Me Up”

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Watch Lindsay Ell Shred Through “Shut Me Up” In This Rolling Stone Country Exclusive Premiere

Lindsay Ell’s not afraid to find a little space in a song and let her fingers do the talking — take the ample intro she weaves into this acoustic version of “Shut Me Up,” premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. It’s a moody, bluesy solo that’s one half Buddy Guy and one half-Led Zeppelin with nary a trace of vocal until over a minute into the track. Recorded solo with a looping pedal, it showcases the burgeoning singer’s ample-skills — something she’s gotten accustomed to turning up a notch in order to silence the naysayers who aren’t exactly used to seeing shredding done in a skirt.

“From day one, when I started playing, I’d walk into venues and get the eye roll,” says the virtuosic Ell on the dreaded assumptions that come along with being an axe-wielding female. “But it almost motivates me more to put on that good of a show. To earn that credibility is something I love to watch — to see how quickly I can watch perceptions change.”

Certainly it doesn’t take long to see that not only does Ell have a dexterous approach to her instrument, but she also has a uniquely informed sound: raised playing bluegrass, she toured with Guy and moved from her native Canada to Nashville at 21 after studying at Berklee College of Music, where her list of influences from John Mayer to Eric Clapton to Tommy Emmanuel melded with the greats of Music Row. Specifically, fellow import Keith Urban.

Full Story: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/lindsay-ell-shut-me-up-live-video-20141016

 

TheBoot.com – Lindsay Shares Her Family’s Funny Celebrity Encounter With Randy Bachman

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Lindsay Ell may be fairly new to the solo county music scene, but she’s been a well-respected guitarist for some time, a talent that was recognized by Randy Bachman of the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive when she was just a teenager.

“Randy had been song writing with a friend of mine way, way back when I was about 13, and this friend of mine was like, ‘Randy needs to meet you,’” Ell tells The Boot. “So we gave Randy this demo CD I did of cover songs and acoustic guitar things, and Randy said, ‘This sounds like a young Chet Atkins.’ Because he heard a lot of my guitar playing. But then he found out I was a girl, and he said, ‘I need to meet her.’”

After hearing her demo, Bachman joined Ell for a writing session at her house, an experience she remembers fondly.

Read More: Lindsay Ell Shares Funny Story About Mentor Randy Bachman | http://theboot.com/lindsay-ell-randy-bachman-shut-me-up/?trackback=tsmclip

 

“Shut Me Up” Turns Heads as #2 Most Added Country Song in U.S. / Taste Of Country Premieres Lyric Video

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LINDSAY ELL’S HEAD-TURNING NEW SINGLE “SHUT ME UP” DEBUTS AS #2 MOST ADDED COUNTRY SONG IN U.S. WITH 31 FIRST WEEK STATIONS

New Song featured as part of TOWNSQUARE MEDIA’s Multi-Genre “Hot Releases” Campaign

 

“Shut Me Up” Featured All Week As Part of SiriusXM The Highway’s “Fresh Female Voices”

LINDSAY ELL LAUDED BY TEEN VOGUE AS AN ARTIST TO WATCH

NASHVILLE, TN – Stoney Creek Records star Lindsay Ell is already turning heads with the release of her scorching, guitar-driven new single “Shut Me Up,” which debuted today as the #2 Most Added Country Song in the U.S. with 31 first week stations.

The song has been hand-picked by Townsquare Media editors for its multi-genre “Hot Releases” campaign, sponsored by McDonalds. The “Hot Releases” playlist will be featured across syndicated tastemaker sites including Taste of Country, Popcrush, Loudwire, Just Jared, The Boot, Consequence of Sound and more beginning this Friday, August 15th.

Additionally, “Shut Me Up” will be featured prominently on-air all week as part of SiriusXM The Highway’s “Fresh Female Voices” campaign.

Today, Taste of Country exclusively premieres the lyric video for “Shut Me Up,” which is unique to the video genre.  Alongside the song’s lyrics – some written in Ell’s own cursive – the lyric video features brazen silhouettes of the Stoney Creek Records star as she performs “Shut Me Up.”

Watch it here: http://tasteofcountry.com/lindsay-ell-shut-me-up-lyric-video/

Written by GRAMMY award winners Zach Crowell, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey, “Shut Me Up” allows Ell to show off not only her lead guitar prowess but also her vocals and performance skills.  All three have earned the rising star critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Billboard and more.  Just last week, Ell was heralded by Teen Vogue as “your coolest new girl crush” in an article spotlighting ten of the summer’s hottest new country acts.  Read it here: http://www.smarturl.it/dt19qj

“Shut Me Up” is available now at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/shutmeup-single

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Rolling Stone: 10 New Artists You Need to Know: Summer 2014

RSCountryMeet the most buzzworthy new acts in country and Americana

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Sounds Like: John Mayer with a little bit of country; Shania Twain with a little bit of rock & roll.

For Fans Of: Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and Canada

Why You Should Pay Attention: Coming out of Nashville by way of the Great White North, Lindsay Ell grew up idolizing fellow Canadian ex-pat Shania Twain, and it shows on sunny toe-tappers like the love-struck 2013 single “Trippin’ on Us” and breakup ballads like the reflective “Not Another Me.” But anyone who thinks Ell is merely a candidate for the crown of country music’s next North American sweetheart is selling her short. A self-proclaimed “female Keith Urban” who was discovered in her early teens by BTO bro Randy Bachman, this precocious Canuck’s got an ace up her sleeve that only a handful of her pop-country contemporaries can claim — serious, serious guitar chops and a penchant for finger-tapping like Eddie Van Halen… or wailing like Buddy Guy, who in the past has invited Ell onstage to trade blues licks.

She Says: “Moving to Nashville was a whole experience and change for me,” Ell explains. “I’d never lived in a town with so many musicians in it. For once I didn’t need to feel like the black sheep of the bunch who just wanted to geek out on guitar pedals and amps. Being a girl guitar player, it’s definitely out of the norm. It’s always baffled my mind why more girls don’t play guitar, specifically lead guitar, especially in country music — you just don’t see it a lot. And so I’ve always been in arenas and different places where I’m kind of the odd man out, or the odd woman out.”

Hear for Yourself: The sassy, empowering “Trippin’ on Us.” By Adam Gold

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-summer-2014-20140601/lindsay-ell-0421811#ixzz33Q3PyJRK

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