Lexie Hayden has released her song “Pretty Damn Close”; you can check it out here. Lexie wrote the song back in 2019 with artist Gina Venier. “The song is about a two-year relationship that I was in. That one relationship where that person was almost the one for me, but it wasn’t. This person wasn’t “the one” but we were pretty damn close”. When Hayden wrote the song with Venier, they were actually supposed to have a third songwriter, but they canceled last minute. Venier and Hayden ended up still getting together that day and chatting at a table and ended up writing this song.
Hayden hails from Herndon, Virginia. Her mom grew up on a farm and always loved country music. Lexie knew she wanted to be in the country music industry since she was little and that this was the full-time career she had dreamed of. While Lexie looks up to Shania Twain and Kacey Musgraves, she really looks up to Miranda Lambert because “she’s been here since the start. She’s been around when I was learning music and guitar when I was younger all the way to now. She is a bad ass female who gets it done. I love all of the bad ass females in this industry and genre”. Hayden attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she graduated with a major in Communication with a Music Business minor. During her degree, Lexie ended up getting a job as an intern on the national radio show, The Bobby Bones Show in Nashville which she enjoyed, “it was a really fun job and experience”.
Hayden wants aspiring artists to know that they should “Be really patient. Nothing happens over night or quickly. I’ve been doing this for 6 years.” Hayden goes on to reflect on how tough it is to really make it in Nashville. “it’s a tough town. The recent Walker Hayes Instagram post stuck out for me when he listed everything these been through in order to get a hit song. All the ups and all the downs that people don’t see. People like Ashley McBryde went 13 years before she was discovered”.
Recently, Hayden played the Carl Black Chevy Stage at a CMA After Party, an event she went two as a plus one a couple years ago. In addition, you can see Lexie perform at every Tennessee Titans home game at Nissan Stadium! The organization reached out to her before the current football season started. She was also hired by the NFL team for events. “I play right outside one of the gates in one of the corners of the stadium. Each corner has a different performer”. Make sure you go see Lexie perform before cheering on the Tennessee Titans!
You can follow Lexie on social media at @lexiehayden and find more information on her website here.