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
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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