Lindsay Ell pens open letter for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
I was raped when I was 13, and it took me seven years to tell my parents. Shortly thereafter, it happened again when I was 21. I didn’t know where to start in terms of unpacking any of the emotions I was feeling, let alone to seek therapy to heal. So, I just stopped feeling. I was apathetic to everything. I got really good with the canned response of “I’m fine.” You know the one. We’ve all heard it said when it isn’t true. As a young girl growing up a sexual assault survivor, I inhabited this space most of my adolescent life. It is an enormous burden to not know how to deal with something like sexual assault, particularly at that age. As a victim, oftentimes I would get caught up in the worlds of shame, self-blame and guilt. Eventually, after years of work with therapists I was able to start to see myself as a survivor. I learned that it’s not what happens to us, but what we choose to do as a result that defines who we are. Music was always my one escape… Read the full story HERE.
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Lindsay Ell is nominated for the 2021 Juno Awards Country Album of the Year
The 2021 Juno Awards Country Album of the Year nominees are Dallas Smith‘s Timeless, Jade Eagleson‘s self-titled release, Lindsay Ell‘s Heart Theory, MacKenzie Porter‘s Drinkin’ Songs: The Collection and Tenille Townes‘ The Lemonade Stand. Brett Kissel‘s “Drink About Me” is included in the all-genre Single of the Year category. The Junos will be held virtually May 16 on CBC. Full list of nominees HERE.
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2020 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Moved To June 2021
The 2020 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam has moved to June 4-6, 2021, organizers have announced. Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Lynyrd Skynyrdremain the confirmed headliners for the festival at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. “This move is vital, as we continue to work toward providing the best festival experience for our Jammers,” said Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady. “We feel the timing is much better for everyone involved, and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the beach.” The festival lineup also includes Cody Jinks, Joe Nichols, Lindsay Ell, Jon Langston, CJ Solarand Frank Ray, who, with Skynard, are slated for Friday, June 4; Cole Swindell, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tenille Townes, Shy Carter and Alex Hall for the June 5 lineup, with Paisley; and Brothers Osborne, Riley Green, Walker Hayes, Ryan Hurd, Shelly Fairchild and the Pepsi Southern Original winner performing on June 6, with Bryan. Due to a scheduling conflict, Rodney Atkinsis replacing Jordan Davis on Saturday’s lineup. Read the full story HERE.
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