This week’s One Minute with Monique artist is Lindsay Ell.
This Nashville country artist grew up in south Alberta, Canada. At the age of 8 years old she began playing guitar with her dad and by the time she was 15 she had started her own band. She sold her first car to purchase a 15 passenger van for the band! Imagine driving that to high school?!
Lindsay graduated high school a year early to pursue her career in music and was valedictorian of her class.
A lot of hard work has led to the success of her new album, The Project which made its way to number 1 the first week of sales!
The album was produced by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Before hopping in the studio to produce The Project his one request for Lindsay was to produce and re-record her favorite album. Lindsay choose John Mayer’s Continuum.
Here is Lindsay’s cover of John Mayer’s”Stop this Train”.
That process helped influence one of my favorite songs off The Project titled “Castle”. This track is the cold hard truth of never being satisfied and always wanting more.
Lindsay turned The Project to a work of art by designing a hand painted guitar for each track.
Another favorite of mine off The Project is “Champagne”, which was witten by Fred Wilhelm and “You Broke up with Me” artist Walker Hayes. This song describes all the ways someone can make you feel special and on top of the world. I mean who wouldn’t want to feel like Jessica Biel?
Catch Lindsay Ell this January as she opens for Brad Paisley in Los Angeles! She may give Brad a run for his money with her guitar skills, but you’ll just have to be a witness for that one!