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 distinguished country group, Little Big Town, along with other powerhouse female artists in one 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 is a 3-time CCMA Award winner (Interactive Artist or Group of the Year) who has recently stepped onto the stage as part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, Brantley Gilbert’s Not Like Us Tour, Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour and most recently Blake Shelton’s Friends & Heroes Tour and Dierks Bentley’s Beer’s On Me 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. With two #1 singles under her belt in Canada, Lindsay earned the most 2021 CCMA Award nominations of any female — Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, Video of the Year and Songwriter(s) of the Year, with her career-changing sophomore album, heart theory, earning a coveted Album of the Year nomination. heart theory was also nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2021 JUNO Awards. She was recently co-hosted the 2021 CCMA Awards and is the host for Canada’s Got Talent, which began airing March 2022.