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Singer, songwriter Lindsey Ell talks about her upcoming album and painting guitars.
Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

 

Lindsay Ell is fearless when it comes to her music. She’s equally driven when it comes to promoting it.

Ell released her debut album “The Project” Friday and she painted a guitar to go with each of the 12 songs on the album. The country singer and guitarist is giving the guitars away to rally excitement around the new album.

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Ell had never painted guitars before, but when the idea was born, it was too unique to pass up.

Ell learned to paint by watching hours of video of abstract painters on YouTube.

“I watch a YouTube video and I think, ‘You’ve got this,’” she said as she skillfully free-handed flames onto a guitar body.

The night before she started to paint the second batch of guitars, Ell sketched out a few ideas before deciding the process was too hard. She did further research by looking at pictures online. When it came time to start painting — like she does in her music career — she tackled the process without hesitation. She said it’s something she gotten better at since spending the summer on tour with Brad Paisley.

“It has been inspiring because he doesn’t let anyone stop him when he sets his mind to it,” she said.

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