Lindsay Ell has spent much of the past year working on a new album, and, she reveals, the wait is almost over. The Canadian singer-songwriter has been spending time in the studio with Kristian Bush, who is producing the record ... and hopefully helping to write a few tracks as well.

"I think he’s brilliant," Ell gushes of Bush. "Just watching how he put together Sugarland, and he’s from the Atlanta music scene. My guitar brain is just so excited to pop into that tracking room and see what we’re going to drum up."

Ell's latest single, "All Alright," from her upcoming new set of tunes, has become a personal mantra. The guitarist is all about about maintaining a positive attitude, especially with the ups and downs of life as an artist.

"I wrote it with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz," shares Ell. "We just wanted to write a song that was all about positivity, and all about appreciating the things in life that sometimes we lose sight of. It's about, regardless of what happens, everything is going to be alright."

Ell might have finished her new record sooner, but she took time away from the studio to join Eric Paslay on his recent Angels in This Town Tour. The artist admits that, while on the trek, she gained respect for Paslay not only as a musician, but also as a friend.

"Eric is the nicest guy ever," Ell says. "His band is so talented and so sweet. They’ve kind of taken me as a little baby sister on the road with them."

Ell hopes to have her new album early in 2017. "All Alright" is available for download on iTunes.

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