Had a scheduled performance in Sacramento today for listeners. The radio station has asked me not to come bc of my personal life. Sorry guys— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) June 16, 2017
Although not named in the Tweet, Ell's performance was canceled by CBS Radio's KNCI 105.1 FM. The reason? Apparently, because she's dating radio personality Bobby Bones. His syndicated morning show airs on Country rival KBEB 92.5 FM The Bull, owned by iHeartMedia.
The Washington Post, calling the cancellation a “bad decision.”
“Lindsay is an amazingly talented, up-and-coming artist and today we regrettably made a bad decision to cancel her show,” KNCI said in a statement. “We only hope that she — and our listeners — will forgive us, and that Lindsay and her team will allow us to reschedule the show.”
Judging by the steady stream of angry comments toward KNCI on Instagram and Twitter, Ell’s fans were not happy.
Earlier this year, Ell appeared as a guest on Bones’s podcast, “The Bobbycast”; they talked about their relationship, which they kept a secret at first. Bones admitted that he was worried that his job would hurt Ell’s career.
Ell did perform during an appearance at KBEB at noon, which declared the day Lindsay Ell 'Day'
I've stayed out of this. Not my fight. and frankly, @lindsayell can handle herself . But THIS IS FUNNY. @BullSacramento pic.twitter.com/YeSAvFjIcq— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) June 16, 2017
Ell also appeared for scheduled performance at a third Sacramento country station, KNTY 101.9 FM The Wolf, owned by Entravision.