Lindsay Ell is officially a dual citizen!
The Canadian country singer, 33, passed her American citizenship test earlier this year and celebrated receiving the official documents on Thursday.
“So many blood, sweat, and tears relocating to a place where I knew no one to start building a life,” she wrote alongside a set of images and a video on Instagram.
In the Instagram video, she is seen celebrating alongside her fellow country musicians drinking champagne backstage, surrounded by red, white and blue decorations, Como Miley Cyrus‘ “Festa nos EUA.” toca no fundo.
“Earlier this year on the road when I passed my citizenship test, @littlebigtown threw me an American party. Here’s to the sweetest people in country music for making me feel so welcome on the road and in this country. ❤️,” she explained in the caption.
Hendrix, Ell’s adorable Pomeranian, also joined in the fun and can be seen playing with a patriotic necklace in one image. The occasion got even sweeter with a cake, seen in another photo, que tinha “Congratulations on becoming an American” written in brown icing.
Ell finished the post by sharing that she received her official documents on the tenth anniversary of her signing a record deal.
“Let this be a reminder that you can do WHATEVER you want to in life if you want it badly enough. I am now proud to be a dual citizen. 🇺🇸 🇨🇦,” ela escreveu.
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It has been a special time for Ell.
“I remember watching videos of Shania on stage and being like, I want to do that, I want to be her,” she told PEOPLE on the CMA Awards red carpet em novembro. “And now to be able to be direct support with her on tour, é selvagem. It’s so surreal speaking that sentence into existence.”
“Eles dizem, ‘Never meet your heroes,’ and I would say that Shania is definitely the exception to that rule,” ela adicionou, explaining how honored she feels. “She’s so down to earth and so smart. It’s really difficult, as a female artist, to stand up for the things that you believe in, and also do it with class — while being sexy. She just does it so effortlessly. She’s the queen. I can’t think of another female artist that’s inspired me more as a songwriter, as a performer.”