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THE GOLDEN ALEXA GOLDIE


Singer/Songwriter Alexa Goldie has been singing since the age of 5. Alexa began writing music and performing in her hometown of Kingston when she was 12. Alexa is self-taught in the piano, guitar, and the ukulele. At the age of 13, Alexa was discovered, signed, and shortly after flown down to Los Angeles to begin her musical journey. After multiple trips down to Los Angeles, Nashville, and Toronto, she has created great relationships with various producers and writers. Alexa has worked with Ron Fair, Barrett Yeretsian, Jens Gad, Angel Taylor, Jenn Bostic, Jessica Mitchell, Shelley Peiken, Patricia Conroy, Robyn Ottolini, Danielle Brisebois and many more.


At the age of 23, Alexa has accomplished a lot; performing at the Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, Bluebird Cafe, Jason Aldean’s Bar, Casa Rosa (Miranda Lamberts Bar), Toronto International Film Festival, the ACC (Air Canada Centre) for Rotary International and Beverly Hills Grammys Pre Party. Alexa came first place in the ‘Mic's On Fire', The Voice of The Ocean UK, Port Hope Idol, and CMTC singing competitions and was a finalist in the Unsigned International Competition! Most recently, Alexa has released her debut country EP 'High Road’ and been awarded with the 'Rising Star' and 'Excellence in Songwriting' awards by SongStudio. Outside of her music career, Alexa enjoys teaching music lessons to children in her community. She has been teaching piano, guitar, vocals, and ukulele to local students since 2016 and has been awarded by the OMAs with the Teacher of the Year award in 2021.

Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has hugely impacted your artistry.


I can think of a recent story that makes me feel happy! I had been playing a few writers rounds and tip paying gigs in Nashville every day for a few weeks. I was feeling a bit burnt out with the crowds not listening and going home with an empty tip jar UNTIL, one night I played my original “Not My Own” and the entire bar went silent. I saw people in the crowd pulling out their phones and some even cried. After the show, I had a line of people coming up to tell me how they connect to my song. This is a story of happiness to me because it showed me that original music is powerful and special!


How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?

To me, living a Happy Healthy life as an artist means to have balance! I have learned that it is super important to find time to do things that I love outside of music. For example, taking my dogs for walks, exercising, cooking and baking! Music makes me happy and writing music is good therapy for me, but sometimes I find that I need balance and to try new things to crave that music again!


Who did you learn from to instill those values?


I learned about having balance by my parents. From a young age, my parents always instilled in me that I should work hard for what I want but still live and enjoy life. I have always taken my music career very seriously, even from a young age, and I am so glad they taught me how to enjoy life and embrace being young.


Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?

I wouldn’t say so! I am lucky to say that I have been chasing this dream since I was 10 and I always listened to myself. If I wasn’t feeling like playing music or writing that day, I would listen and take a break. If I needed a day to try something new or get away from the stressors of the music industry, I would do so! I have never been hard on myself when needing a break…I am human!


In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?


I use my social media to connect with my fans. I remember looking up to artists when I was younger and not having a way to connect with them outside of their lyrics or CD’s. Now, with the power of social media, I often put Instagram story’s out asking my followers about what makes them happy and I share when I am not feeling the best. Often my fans will reach out and share their stories with me. We have a special bond! I also find that my lyrics have brought my fans and I closer because they have shared their troubles and changes in life after hearing and connecting to my music.


Who checks in on YOU when you need it most?


I am lucky to have an amazing support system at home (in Canada) and in Nashville. Besides my family, I have a group of amazing, uplifting and supportive girls who I workout with. I’ve learned that the most impactful people in your life won’t only be there but they will listen!


Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how has it changed your life now?


A habit that was difficult for me to change would be not listening or accepting constructive feedback! I have a fear of not doing things well and I am also a perfectionist, so when I am told things that I need to improve on in my songs, performing, writing or voice, I tend to shut down. I have not completely overcome this, however, I have taught myself the importance of listening to feedback and taking time to accept it. I now know that the feedback is not to hurt me, but rather to help me get better!

Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need?

It’s not a song, book, movie or show but it is a stage: the Grand Ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry is my dream performance. When I have played there, I know that I have made it. When I get down or frustrated that things are not going in the direction that I had hoped, going to the Opry to watch a show or even scrolling through their videos on YouTube brings me right back to motivated. I once went through their backstage tour and thinking of the things I learned from that tour also keeps me motivated. I want to be on that stage someday!


What is the mantra of 2022?!


My mantra for 2022 is “you can”. I have a lot of anxiety and fears around certain things and I’ve used those as excuses to avoid trying new things or skipping out on cool experiences. This year, I am going in with a “you can” attitude, facing my fears and trying new things even when they scare me!

Website: https://www.alexagoldie.com

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