Watch Lindsay Ell Perform ‘Want Me Back’ At the Ryman Auditorium

Lindsay Ell celebrated the recent release of her sophomore album, Heart Theory, with a performance on NBC’s TODAY show. The…


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August 17, 2020


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Lindsay Ell celebrated the recent release of her sophomore album, Heart Theory, with a performance on NBC’s TODAY show.

The rising star performed her latest single, “Want Me Back,” from the stage of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, offering up a confident rendition of the breakup song.

Ell co-wrote “Want Me Back” alongside country superstar Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes. The song is featured on the anger portion of Heart Theory, and finds Ell sending a powerful message to her ex.

“If I were you, I’d miss my kiss/I’d miss me keeping you up all night/ If I were you, I know that losing me/ Would make me lose my mind You ain’t gonna find nobody like me/ I’m the best you ever had and I’m always gonna be/ So if I were you if I were you/ I’d want me back too,” she sings on the chorus.

Heart Theory marks Ell’s first original studio album in three years and explores the seven stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance.

“If theory is the science of music, heart theory is the science of a heart,” Ell previously shared of the record. “I hope this roadmap can be a comfort if you need it, reassurance when you need to remember to believe in yourself or maybe just a glimpse into a memory that’s made you who you are.”

The singer/songwriter kicked off her recent album release day with a 24-hour global livestream on Instagram. Ell performed several tracks from the album, welcomed special guests and shared stories behind the songs during the 24-hour digital event.

Click above to watch Ell’s performance of “Want Me Back.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.