SINGLE REVIEW: Lindsay Ell “Shut Me Up”

There was never a doubt in her mind.

“My dad will tell you that when I was little, the car radio had to be on the country station. If my older brother touched the dial, I would beg him to turn it back. It got to the point that if they were listening to something else, all I had to do was get in the car and they’d automatically flip over to country.”

Lindsay Ell learned how to play guitar at country/bluegrass camps she went to with her dad. When she was just 13, Lindsay was discovered by fellow Canadian Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who). She was able to learn blues, jazz, and rock guitar from one of the finest.

“There aren’t a lot of girls who play electric lead guitar, and it can be a defining thing. First and foremost, I want people to hear me and understand my voice as a country music recording artist. When they come see me, I’d love it if they were impressed at my guitar and piano playing. But by that point, hopefully they understand the artist behind it all has a lot of different sides to her music.”

Rolling Stone Country named her one of the 10 New Artists You Need To Know: Summer 2014. Lindsay grew up idolizing another Canadian star, Shania Twain, and considers herself the ‘female Keith Urban’.

Following last years’ Trippin’ On Us (love at its finest), Lindsay’s next single is Shut Me Up (love at its worse). Sometimes a woman whose heart has been broken just has to speak up. Spot on lyrics with a great sound.

“… Tell them what you did to me

Caught you red handed

If you’re gonna kiss,

I’m gonna tell I’m the siren you can’t unplug

No you can’t shut me up

I’m gonna be a megaphone…”

Shut Me Up” (Stoney Creek Records) will impact country radio August 11.

Donna Block

Donna Block

I’ve been privileged to write album reviews for Got Country Online since 2012. John Berry,John Michael Montgomery, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alan Jackson their music caught my ear, their lyrics caught my heart. Country music is my go-to, whether my day is great or not. I love to crank up old and new tunes, kick back and enjoy!

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