Beginning her journey as a dancer artist Lexi Lauren didn’t discover her passion for music until one fateful day in 2016. Having broken her foot Lexi started playing the guitar. Falling in love with the challenge of learning new chords, Lexi upon returning to the dance studio found that music gave her the ability to express herself more than dance had. Upon her realization Lexi become a full time artist and with her parents supporting her dreams Lexi was quick to start producing her own music.
A proud papa of Lexi’s success in music, her father posted a video of her singing causing a friend to compare Lexi’s sound to that of Martina McBride’s. Though beginning off as a pop singer the comment influenced Lexi to consider country music. So Lexi began listening to the country genre and the lyrics just spoke to her. Especially enjoying the sounds and the stories of female artists in the genre from Kelsea Ballerini to Raelynn, she began to mimic their confidence in the industry.
With writing being her favorite part of the process, Lexi is constantly jotting down anything that inspires her. Whether it be music, movies, books, or experiences of her own Lexi isn’t afraid to put pen to paper and share her ideas with the world.
After performing for the first time, an experience Lexi describes being “a complete mess,” she began to take any opportunity to perform whether it be at open mic nights or up on stage in front of a big crowd. But it wasn’t until she was sitting around the fire with her friends and family performing when Lexi began to really feel comfortable with sharing her music.
Her newest single ‘Don’t Text’ is already receiving much praise and we couldn’t be more excited to hear more from this talented new artist. All about how this generation is too absorbed in their phones rather than getting to really know someone from the way they act, Lexi hopes to inspire people to give up their phone for just a few minutes and take the chance to get to know someone or try something new. Such as how Lexi completed her first music video for the song. A fun experience that was full of surprises, Lexi knew her work had paid off.
Most excited to see female artists winning more awards and supporting each other in the industry, Lexi hopes to keep on making music that people can relate to and understand not just the song but the meaning.
So watch Lexi’s official music video above and don’t forget to start requesting ‘Don’t Text’ to your local radio stations.
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at email@example.com