Lindsay Ell was scheduled to host “The 10th Annual Mile High Country Q & Brew” in conjunction with local radio station, KYGO to benefit Tennyson Center for Children. Due to social distancing the decision was made to turn the annual event into virtual concert which took place this past Sunday night. Hosted live in Ell’s home studio and broadcast via Facebook Live the event raised more than $165,000. The livestream reached more than 53,000 fans, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Tennyson Center, which serves Colorado’s most neglected, abused and traumatized children.
Last week Lindsay also was part of Canada Together: In Concert Presented by TD, a collaborative event where country artists, ET Canada, and the CCMA Foundation united in support of Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund. This week-long broadcasting event raised over $300,000 to be split between Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund to assist Canadians through this crisis. Spotify helped stretch donations even further coming together with the Unison Benevolent Fund through their #SpotifyMusicRelief project.
Between those two events last week Ell helped raise over $450,000 for those in need.
All of this is on the heels of Lindsay launching her online ‘lifestream,’ Living wELL w/Ell two weeks ago. This quarantine has been quite a change of pace from her normal pace of playing 250 plus shows a year. Living wELL w/Ell, discusses all things life, love, and quarantine with different special guest appearances each week. On week one, Lindsay invited duo Maddie & Tae to chat topics from their new record to their newly wedded lives. On week two, Lindsay invited Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn to discuss things from the pros and cons of getting a dog with Cassadee to making time for things that matter with RaeLynn. On this week’s episode, special guest Kristian Bush of Sugarland will join Lindsay. She also created a segment on her show called “wEllisms,” where she covers positive stories that have happened around the world. At the end of each episode, Lindsay performs whatever she is feeling that week and hopes to leave viewers with hope and lightness going into the rest of the week.
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 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. These 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 on country radio, marking her first No. 1 in the US. Her new single “I Don’t Love You” recently impacted country radio accomplishing the coveted the spot of No. 1 most added song that week up against other huge-hitters. For more information visit: www.LindsayEll.comhttps://www.countryschatter.com/2020/04/lindsay-ell-helps-raise-more-than-165000-for-tennyson-center-for-children/FundraiserPress ReleaseCanada Together: In Concert presented by TD,facebook,Food Banks Canada,Lindsay Ell,Living wELL w/Ell,tennyson Center for Children,Twitter,Unison Benevolent Fund