LINDSAY ELL’S THE PROJECT DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN CURRENT COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART
August 21, 2017
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,” whileSounds 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 Project features 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
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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 album The 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.