Canadian Pop-Country Artist Alex Hughes has recently released her new single! “After 31” can be heard here. “I was chatting with Lydia (Sutherland) and Parker (Graye) before my 31st birthday. Turning 30 felt fun but I was anxious about turning 31. In the end, age doesn’t really matter because everyone has different stages of life. We talked the through the whole song before actually writing it. It doesn’t matter what age or stage in life you are, you can always chase your dream”. Alex was born and raised in very multi-cultural family in Calgary, Canada. Her mom’s family from India. “Growing up, I have always surrounded by family and all kinds of music. My Great grandparents were in a Polynesian touring band. I remember I was 7 years old when my aunt showed me LeAnn Rhimes, and I haven’t looked back since” Alex picked up guitar in high school and it all fell into place.
Growing up, Alex sang in her school choir and her dad worked in web development and did some web design for a karaoke company. The company happened to be hosting an all-ages karaoke contest. Alex proceeded to enter the contest and ended up winning! She won a bike and plane tickets to anywhere that the Canadian airline WestJet flies! After high school, Hughes got sponsored by a local car dealership and made an EP! Alex took a chance and moved to Los Angeles for a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Grammy award winning producer Walter Afanasieff. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey are some of the songs he has produced! While they worked together on some material, Hughes’ heart was in Canada.
Alex dreams of playing the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. This past summer, Hughes played for a hometown crowd at the Calgary Stampede Festival on the Nashville North Stage with a full band. When Alex was 14, she saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in concert and went to the VIP preshow meet & greet! “I asked them what advice would you give an aspiring artist and they said you need to be crazy and want it more than anything. That similar what I would tell an aspiring artist today. I would say you really have to love it to do it and you will be told no even when your pour your heart into it”.
You can follow Alex on social media at @alexhughesmusic and find more information on her website here.