At the age of 8, Alexa Grover filled in for her older sister at singing lessons and soon discovered her life’s dream. Now, at 18, she is starting school at Blinn College in Bryan just as she releases her first CD in September.
“At the age of 8, I started singing and I’ve loved it ever since,” said the Marcus High School graduate. “In five years, I see myself living in Nashville after I finish college.”
In the meantime, Alexa has co-written two songs on her first CD release “Born Ready,” including “Let Go” and “Drive.” The songs are featured on her Reverbnation profile at http://www.reverbnation.com/alexagrover.
As both a singer and songwriter, she hopes to write lyrics that mean something not only to her but to those who listen to her songs. “I want it to be from my heart,” she said.
Alexa has performed in local venues for the past few years and will be returning to a favorite spot on Sept. 19 — Fresco’s Mexicana at 2420 Justin Road in Highland Village. The restaurant also happens to play a featured role in her video, “I Fall.” She’ll be performing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Grover also will be performing at the St. Ann Community Carnival on Saturday, Sept. 6, in Coppell.
Kathy Grover, Alexa’s mother, said her daughter passed two second level rounds in The Voice competitions — one in the Dallas area and one in St. Louis — but fate intervened in both situations and she was unable to continue the competitions.The experiences, Alexa Grover said, just reaffirmed she was on the right track.
Several people contacted the Grover family with offers to help manage her, create her first CD on an independent label and provide other opportunities, Kathy Grover said. “We are so blessed with the people who have crossed our path,” she said.