Lindsay Ell Performs 24 Hours Straight for Charity
Lindsay Ell had a busy weekend. The singer spent 24 hours on Broadway in downtown Nashville, celebrating the release of her new single, "By the Way," and raising money for charity through an event she dubbed Busking on Broadway.
From Thursday (Oct. 1) at 11PM until Friday (Oct. 2) at 11PM, the rising star was working to earn tips from passers-by -- and hanging out with fans and friends. All of the money raised, both in person and online, is being donated to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University.
"I can't believe we played a 24-hour show!! Thank you @cmt, @opry and everyone else who came out to help me make it through," Ell writes on Instagram. "Thank you for donating to @vumcchildren ... We raised thousands of dollars #forthekids because of you!"
Ell had several famous friends join her during her 24-hour gig, including Chuck Wicks, Charlie Worsham and Brooke Eden. Her Instagram account features numerous photos of those who came out to see her.
The entire event was sponsored by CMT Next Women of Country.
“I’m actually amazed at this whole women movement,” Ell tells The Boot. “This Next Women of Country thing is amazing. I feel like it’s such a good time for females right now. It excites me so much. It excites me so much to see fans wanting to hear more from female musicians, hear what we have to say. I think, as a guitar player, there’s not a lot of female guitar players in the genre, and it makes me even more driven.”
Download "By the Way" on iTunes.
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