Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Lexi Mackenzie Brings a Resilient Spirit to Her New Album


In nation music, all it’s a must to do is say “Carrie” and “Miranda” – and followers worldwide know precisely what surnames are hooked up to the primary names. I predict that I’ll quickly have the ability to say “Lexi” and listeners will immediately understand it’s “Mackenzie.”

This yr, Lexi has launched some superb singles, together with “Pale” – a tune that elevates fantastically within the refrain (each musically and emotionally). Now she has a brand new single known as “My Hometown And Jesus” that’s equally touching and unforgettable.

Like many rising stars in Nashville, Lexi has persevered by way of a number of hardships, and it appears like 2023 may very well be her breakout yr.

Whenever you had been rising up, who had been your favourite artists?

Rising up my favourite artists had been Carrie Underwood, The Chicks, Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, Britney Spears, Miranda Lambert. It was a big selection of nation and pop artists, which is possibly why my sound falls someplace in the course of these two genres. 

What’s the backstory on “My Hometown And Jesus”?

I first heard that tune after I was simply getting began in nation music. I instructed my associates “I’m going to report that tune in the future!” And right here we’re nearly 10 years later, with a tune that modified the trajectory of my life, and it’s my new single. What a loopy full-circle God second. 

I had some extreme spinal twine accidents a few years in the past. I hung out at dwelling questioning why all this was “occurring to me,” and I seen that two issues remained fixed: my religion and my love of nation music. My mentor LeAnn Phelan helped me put all of the puzzle items collectively, and I knew in my coronary heart this tune wanted to be on the market for another person to listen to. 

I might simply hear Carrie Underwood recording “My Hometown And Jesus”. What different artists would you want to listen to cowl the tune?

I might positively hear Carrie singing this! Hilary Scott from Girl A would completely crush this tune. Gabby Barrett would additionally sound superb on it. Gabby and I are each from Pittsburgh, PA! 

How has your music modified since your nice 2018 tune “Out Of Management” was launched?

I truly wrote the brand new singles I’m releasing across the similar time as “Out Of Management”. They simply by no means noticed the sunshine of day till now! The stuff I’m writing now’s much more faith-based due to the transformation that occurred in my religious life beginning in 2020. Whenever you give it over to God, that’s when the belief kicks in and all the pieces simply appears simpler. I believe I simply wanted to get out of my very own approach! I’m excited to see how my music impacts folks and helps them by way of all of the troublesome, pleased and complicated instances that all of us expertise on this life.



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