w/ Juno Nominee Country Star
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
''good on you''
TORONTO, ON. (March 17th, 2021) — Hot off the celebration of her second Canadian #1 single (“wAnt me back”), Calgary’s Lindsay Ell has earned her career-first JUNO Awards nomination. Earning a coveted spot in the Country Album of the Year category, Ell’s nomination highlights the success of her sophomore album, heart theory, and its ability to connect with audiences globally.
“I am incredibly proud to be a Canadian touring internationally and building my career around the world, but there is something about being nominated for my first JUNO Award ever that is truly so special," said Ell. "I am thrilled and honoured to stand alongside my fellow Canadian artists who I look up to and cannot wait for the JUNO Awards in May!”
Earning more than 23 million Canadian streams, Ell was the first Canadian female artist to earn a #1 single in more than a decade in 2017 with her chart-topping single “Criminal.” Following the success of this release, Ell went on to win two CCMA Awards, became a CMA and ACM Award nominee and earned her first #1 in the US alongside Brantley Gilbert with “What Happens In A Small Town” in November 2019. This remarkable achievement made Lindsay the first Canadian artist to earn this status since 2007 and the first Canadian female artist since 2003.
Ell will celebrate her career's first JUNO Award nomination with the release of her next single, “good on you,” which went to radio on March 10th. This single will continue to build Ell’s international success story. It also confirms Ell’s presence on three international charts: Canada, the US — where “wAnt me back” continues to climb — and the UK — where “Hits me” was recently added to BBC Radio2’s B-List and premiered by Bob Harris.
Kicking off 2021 as an official CMA Foundation Ambassador, Ell will continue to create interactive opportunities for youth through music education while connecting with fans via social media, her online guitar course (Playing wELL with Lindsay Ell) and a handful of upcoming, socially-distanced shows.
''Lindsay Ell spoke about the evolution from track #1 to track #12 and going through the seven stages of grief in order,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine and host for Music's Journey Podcast. ''Through shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance, it’s all there. Anyone who has experienced any kind of personal trauma, loss, heartbreak has been there, and these songs follow that journey. One step at a time.'' ''I love Ell's answers for my burning questions portion of the interview,'' says Cyr. Listen to the whole interview HERE.
About Lindsay Ell:
Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and awe-inspiring 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, and Keith Urban. Ell also shared the stage with the distinguished country group, Little Big Town, along with other powerhouse female artists in one of the biggest moments of the 2019 CMA Awards where she was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year. Ell’s nominations do not stop there. She has been nominated for New Female Artist of the Year in both 2019 and 2020, in addition to her 2020 ACM nomination of Music Event of the Year. Ell also won 2020 CCMA Interactive Artist or Group of the Year for the second year in a row. These wins and nominations are well earned after Ell exhilarated audiences as part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, Brantley Gilbert’s Not Like Us Tour, and Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017. “What Happens In a Small Town,” Lindsay’s duet with Brantley Gilbert, claimed the top spot at country radio, marking her first No. 1 in the US. She has two No. 1 singles under her belt in Canada. Her new single "wAnt me back" is out now from her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, heart theory.
Lindsay Ell - good on you (visualizer)
Lindsay Ell - wAnt me back
Lindsay Ell - make you (visualizer)
LINDSAY ELL EARNS CAREER-FIRST
JUNO AWARD NOMINATION IN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR CATEGORY
NOMINATION FOLLOWS SUCCESSFUL RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE ALBUM HEART THEORY, ELL’S FIRST US #1 (“WHAT HAPPENS IN A SMALL TOWN”)
AND SECOND CANADIAN #1 (“WANT ME BACK")
A Message from Lindsay
Three years ago I sat down with some girls who were victims of rape and sex trafficking. We bonded after sharing our stories together in a way that you could only really feel in that room that day.
That day, I decided that I want to be a place of comfort and empathy for younger girls and boys who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma in their childhoods. I want to be able to talk to disenfranchised youth and help them become more aware of themselves so that they can avoid putting themselves or their friends in situations that would lead to these types of abuse. I want to be able to speak to adults who have been through something similar to my story, to let them know that it is not our past that defines our future, but it is what we decide to do with it that does.
Difficult times in our life don’t make us who we are, but how we learn and act from them does.
When we stand up for what we believe in and use our voices in the power of love and forgiveness to others, I truly believe we have the power to heal each other and heal the world. Love, Lindsay
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