Lindsay Ell Announces First Full-Length Album, ‘The Project’
Lindsay Ell's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (June 20) was significant in more ways than one. Not only was it her first time on the popular late night show, but she also revealed huge news: she is releasing her first full-length album, titled The Project, in August.
The new album follows her breakthrough EP, Worth the Wait, which was released in early 2017 and produced by Kristian Bush. He had encouraged the young singer to re-record John Mayer's Continuum, which ultimately led to her own six-song project.
Ell is currently on Brad Paisley's 2017 Weekend Warrior World Tour with fellow openers Dustin Lynch and Chase Bryant. The trek keeps the three young acts busy through early fall, with Ell joining Paisley for all tour dates in the U.S. and her native Canada.
The "Waiting on You" was embroiled in controversy recently when a radio station in Sacramento, Calif., canceled her planned appearance, citing her personal life. Ell is dating iHeartRadio morning show host Bobby Bones — a competitor for the station.
“It felt like, all of a sudden, you can’t be a powerful female with goals and dreams and date another powerful person. It’s frustrating to me because I feel like it shouldn’t matter what a guy or a girl [does] in their free time — that shouldn’t affect their business,” Ell tells the Washington Post about the incident. The country star continues on the road with Paisley until September.
A song called "Champagne" will appear on Ell's The Project album. Neither an official release nor an album track listing have been shared.
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