Saturday, December 28, 2019

Write You A Song Podcast - An Interview With Lindsay Ell

This morning we share another new podcast from host Tom Mailey from Bonneville radio station New Country 105.1 KNCI in Sacramento. Tom is a country radio veteran with over 30 years of experience in Seattle and Sacramento and a key partner in our Golf & Guitars Children's Charity Music Festival, a little event in our twelfth year that has raised well north of a million bucks for kids and individuals with disabilities. It highlights the songwriters in our industry and is entitled Write You a Song.

It's his hope that this podcast will shine a little overdue spotlight on the talented men and women who, mostly behind the scenes, write the songs that become part of our lives. You know their words and music, but maybe not their names: Write You a Song will feature some of country music’s biggest songwriters--like Jeffrey Steele, Brett Warren, Ashley McBryde, Tim Nichols and more.

Even though she's only 30 years old, Lindsay Ell has spent most of her life getting to the point she's at right now: poised to take the next step as a singer, songwriter and pretty sick guitar player. Deviating from most previous podcasts, this interview focuses on an artist who only recently had her first #1 single ("What Happens In A Small Town" with Brantley Gilbert) and is unlike any other female artist in country music in that she can not only sing and write, but she's also a legitimately talented guitar player in a genre filled with many legendary male guitarists, but very few women. Over 35 minutes she talks about what it's taken to get here, what she's learned along the way, and why, as good a singer and guitarist as she is, being a skilled songwriter is still of paramount importance to her--even though, as in the case of "Small Town", she's not above recording songs by others. 

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