The Dive Bar Dreamer Tour
Despite what you may
have seen and heard, Country vocalist and Internet phenomenon Alexandra
Kay is NOT an overnight sensation. With 30+ million plays collectively
of her videos in a 60 day period she has generated a lot of excitement
among fans and in the music community, but many incorrect assumptions
have been made about this beautiful brunette chanteuse.
The social media
darling, Alexandra is currently recording 10 music tracks in Saint Louis
and Nashville. A mix of five country classics and five brand new songs,
the music is anxiously awaited by her millions of fans.
Born in 1991 and
growing up about 40 minutes from St. Louis in Waterloo, Illinois,
Alexandra has two sisters, one older and one younger.
At 15 she began
writing songs as a way to cope with being a teenager, relationships with
friends and dating. “I kept the songs to myself mostly. I’d let a few
friends hear them. “
Like her sisters, Alex
was athletic and a standout at softball. “I grew up surrounded by
athleticism. I enjoyed playing softball, just as my sisters had, a
commonality that we shared. All three sisters had college scholarships
for softball offered to them.
“I was sort of the
black sheep for a while,” Alex noted, “my parents wanted to me go to
college and softball offered me that opportunity, but I couldn’t play
college softball and take the classes in performance and music I wanted
at the same time.”
Alexandra got her
start as a “performer” in musical theater. She worked eight years as a
performer, acquiring an agent and doing voice overs, indie films, music
videos and commercials for brands like Converse, before being accepted
at the New York Film Academy. It was during this period that she was
also offered a scholarship for softball. After a lot of soul searching
she made the choice not to continue her theatrical pursuits, nor
softball, as she had decided to focus on music.
“It was kind of a leap
of faith for me, I play a little guitar and keyboard but not well,” she
noted. “I’m taking guitar lessons, and that helps me in my
In 2011 Alexandra entered the American Idol contest, getting through the first three rounds before leaving the show.
Country music has
always been her chosen genre, but frustrated by the lack of county music
opportunities in Saint Louis, Alexandra signed with an indie label that
was focused on pop, R&B and hip hop. “I spent a lot of time working
with rappers, writing and singing the “hooks” for their songs.”
“St. Louis has a lot of very talented rappers, including Nelly, who I
spent some time in the studio with. I made a lot of friends in R&B
and hip hop hat continue to this day.” Alexandra was sure she wanted to
be in country music, but her label’s vision was that she should be a pop
or R&B artist.
In 2013 the label released a single and video
of Alexandra singing “No More”. The song was a radio hit, spending three
weeks at #1 on the New Music Weekly Top 40 pop chart, also scoring at
the top of Hot AC and Hot 100 charts. The music video to “No More” has
been played over 500,000 times. During this period she opened for
Machine Gun Kelly in concert.
Alexandra’s second single “Never
Leave” debuted to strong reviews in early 2014. She released a video of
“Never Leave” shortly thereafter.
Frustrated that the
label was pulling her further and further away from country music she
left in 2014. “They wouldn’t let me focus on my own music, so I had to
Alex had already turned her song writing skills to country
music early in 2014. “I’ve always felt that music, especially country
music, has been a blessing in my life. Country music has a strong
emphasis on the lyrics. That’s what people relate to, that tears your
heart up, or makes it soar. That’s what drew me to country music in the
beginning and it’s very important in the songs I choose.”
her country music career independently at 22, Alexandra began recording
cover videos of many country music favorites and posting them on her
Facebook fan page which has nearly 200,000 followers to date. Her videos
are often viewed by hundreds of thousands of people every week,
including 3.6 million for her cover of Tim McGraw’s “If You’re Reading
This" and 11.5 million views on her cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene".
Her newest song, an independently released acoustic version of “Better
than Goodbye” was recently released to rave reviews. It has garnered
200,000 plays internationally on video.
In 2015 St. Louis
country radio station 93.7 The Bull held a contest to select a local
performer to open for their Concert in the Corn. Contestants entered by
sending a video to the station, and the best videos were put up on the
station web site. Alexandra won by a landslide, according to station
personnel. After winning the contest, on November 7th 2015 Alexandra
performed, opening for country stars Broseph E Lee, A Thousand Horses
and Thompson Square. Alexandra's performance was given rave reviews and
talked about on the radio for weeks after.
for country music has been growing from a very early age. She has
already shown the world she can accumulate millions of fans. She stands
ready to make her mark in radio and national touring.
With near perfect
pitch vocals and a powerful and distinctive delivery Alexandra has
captivated audiences throughout the world with her videos. Drawing large
crowds everywhere she performs, Alexandra has proven that she can turn
social media recognition into an adoring fan base.
Alexandra’s influences include Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks and Michael Jackson.
Alex is a strong
believer that every fan is incredibly important and prides herself on
maintaining true to her musical roots and fans. Her new country CD is
currently in production and is due to be released.
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