This week we are crushing on country songbird Lindsay Broughton!
They say you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. In the case of Lindsay Broughton, this country girl elected to stay in the country; she knows it’s where she belongs. Born and raised in Brooklin, Ontario to a country singin’ mama, Lindsay’s form of teenage rebellion was singing in a rock band. She joined the School Alliance of Student Songwriters, the organization that connected her with the legendary Dan Hill, and sent her on her first trip to Nashville, where she met with music industry types to showcase her original material. She landed a writing deal with one of the most successful publishing companies in country music, but had to turn it down because her parents made her. Ah, the perils of high school. But that didn’t stop her. Lindsay hung up her rockstar dreams and put on her cowboy boots for good and put her music out there the best way she knew how – on the internet. Posting on Myspace lead to her discovery by Curve Music’s Brian Heatherman, who signed her to the label and brought in producer Joel Feeney (LeAnn Rimes) to work on her debut album, Take Me There (2014).
Fast forward to now, and Lindsay, with a CCMA nominatin under her belt for Rising Star, is working on her second album, set for a fall release. Check out the first single, “Don’t mix” here:
Smart, sassy, strong and sweet, we definitely deem Lindsay Broughton as totally crushable. Read on and crush on below!
What is your definition of romance?
Having the ability to be completely comfortable with someone who day in and out still gives you butterflies and can make you smile at the drop of a hat.
What is your ideal first date/what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
Sports or any competitive games are the best first dates! First of all, everyone loves games, not to mention an element of competitiveness is added to the mix so you can kiss goodbye any tension or nerves that might be brewing. Conversation normally flows a lot more naturally as well which is always a bonus. It sounds ridiculous, but my best first date was playing road hockey with my date. Afterwards we went out to a restaurant all sweaty and disheveled and had a couple beverages and talked for hours. It was a perfect first date for me, pressure free and relaxed. We must have done something right because here we are still together years later.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
If my date is rude to a waiter or waitress I immediately know it isn’t going to work between the two of us. I feel like I’m a fairly good judge of character and dates that don’t treat strangers with respect are a BIG N.O. to me! Nothing bothers me more than rude people with an unnecessary sense of entitlement.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Find a partner who is your best friend and you’ll never have to feel like being together is work. Vanity fades and eventually you’re going to grow old with someone. If the two of you don’t have a real connection and they aren’t your best friend- I can’t imagine how much more difficult your relationship would be 50 years down the road,
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
We’re thoughtful and take time to do little things so one another always feels appreciated and are shown that they matter. We leave notes for each other, surprises and do small things to show each other they’re important and that we were thinking about one another during the day. It doesn’t cost anything or take a lot of time and prep work to be romantic. It’s the little things and gestures that matter and have kept the romance alive in my relationship.