Out Tomorrow: Lindsay Ell – The Continuum Project

Lindsay Ell on Country Music News Blog

Country star Lindsay Ell took to social media to announce news long-awaited by legions of fans: Ell will release her version of John Mayer’s Continuum album on Friday, May 25. Lindsay Ell’s The Continuum Project, co-produced and co-engineered by Ell, will be available at all digital retailers and streaming services. Beginning as a homework assignment from producer Kristian Bush (Sugarland) in preparation to record her debut album, Ell was given two weeks to reimagine her all-time favorite desert island record, recording every single instrument and singing every part alone in her studio. The process led her to emerge with a renewed creative discovery and vision for how she plays, writes and records her own music. The end-result of Bush’s unique assignment became her critically-lauded No. 1 debut album, The Project. Ell explains, “Recording Continuum was the thing that started it all. Kristian taught me some of the most valuable lessons as my producer from this ‘homework’ assignment. He gave me three rules: I needed to play all the instruments myself, I needed to record it alone in my studio, and I had two weeks. Through it all, I remembered all the things I first loved about making music. I can’t wait for my fans to hear the music that helped shaped ‘Criminal’ and The Project!” The whirlwind doesn’t stop for Ell who just wrapped a year-long run on Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour. Meanwhile, the multi-instrumentalist is set to join Sugarland’s Still the Same Tour in July ahead of supporting select dates of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour this fall. Adding to the excitement, Ell collaborated with Urban on a brand new track “Horses,” featured on his just-released album Graffiti U, available everywhere now. Her current single “Criminal” is Top 20 at U.S. Country radio and recently landed atop Canadian Country Radio Charts. Watch the music video here For more information, visit www.lindsayell.com 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 multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell exhilarated audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour and Brad Paisley’s 2017 and 2018 WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR. She will soon join Sugarland’s Still The Same Tour for Summer 2018 and select dates of Keith Urban’s Graffiti Continue reading

Lindsay Ell Performs Two Opry Circle Throwdowns Before Her Return To The Grand Ole Opry Stage Wed Night

LINDSAY ELL PERFORMS TWO OPRY CIRCLE THROWDOWNS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE GRAND OLE OPRY STAGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT –Plays in New York City’s Bryant Park and Performs First-Ever Opry Circle Throwdown at 35,000 Feet for Southwest Airlines’ Live at 35 BBR Music Group’s Lindsay Ell, a featured rising star on the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry 9.0, Vol II, Discoveries From The Circle CD, performed two Opry Circle Throwdowns in advance of her performance on the stage of the Opry Wednesday night. Tuesday she played for fans at the Southwest Porch in New York City’s Bryant Park as part of the Opry’s summer music series Circle in the City. On her return back to Nashville for her scheduled Wednesday Night Opry performance, Ell threw the “Circle” down at 35,000 feet in the air on Southwest Airlines Flight 1035, performing a Live at 35 concert for the passengers on board. Following her performance of her two cuts from the Opry 9.0 project, Ell surprised her audience by giving all passengers on the flight tickets to see her on the Opry stage last night. The Circle in the City summer series, in partnership this year with the BBR Music Group, features artists who travel to Manhattan with the Opry’s signature microphone stand and continue the Opry’s 90th anniversary year tradition of throwing down a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House for a performance, a la an Opry Circle Throwdown. Fans can watch each of the shows live on the Opry’s Facebook page. Award-winning duo Thompson Square is set to round out the Circle in the City series next Tuesday, August 9. The duo then travels to Nashville Wednesday to perform on two Opry shows also featuring Carrie Underwood, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelsea Ballerini, Bill Anderson, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, and more. Fans can follow artists’ journeys from New York to the Opry via social media and at opry.com/oprybound, where they can also enter to win an OpryBound VIP package including airfare to Music City aboard Southwest Airlines, hotel accommodations, and Opry prizing. About Lindsay Ell: Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch in 2016, Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The 27-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. 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 Continue reading