Cady Groves knows that hard work in the music world pays off. In our recent interview, she shared, “I’m walking proof that you can start with nothing and achieve your dreams…So never give up.” Her country-pop sound, as well as her spunky personality, has a lot of appeal.
Cady grew up youngest of 7 children with a father who played the drums for a honky tonk band. She and her father are both left handed and share a love for music and performing. She remembers that music began on Christmas when, at 4 years old, she was given a blue drum set decorated with blue candy canes. Currently, she shares her life with fellow musician Scott Cerny who supports and encourages her.
She began her professional music career 10 years ago but singing and songwriting have always been a part of her life. She recently moved to Nashville from L.A. to work on her first country album. Creating an album is the best way for an artist to really explore her musical ability rather than putting out singles every so often.
Nashville, Cady’s new hometown, is, in fact, known as the Songwriting capital of the world. The music industry in Nashville really encourages developing and sharing songwriting. The Nashville Songwriter’s Association International is headquartered here as well. Rolling Stone named Nashville the city with the “Best Music Scene” because of the varied music scene. With 160 music venues, the city makes it easy for artists to share their music with fans.
Cady regularly posts clips of her new songs on HearMeOut for listeners to follow the album’s development. She shares, “I am so incredibly proud of the hard work I’ve put in every single day in the studio the last 7 months for this album.” Her enthusiasm really comes through in her sound. And she’s not going to wait till the album is released to share her music: she shares her progress with followers on Facebook, Instagram and HearMeOut.
Her own music tastes range from the pop sounds of Alanis Morissette, country stylings of Shania Twain, and the inventive rap of Eminem. Because she works to create her own lyrics and music, as well as get the sound just right, it’s clear she has a creative streak country fans will enjoy.
Cady understands that songwriting is the key to country music so her sound is not just a copy of the mainstream sound listeners hear today. It’s that touch of personal connection and creativity that makes Cady’s music worth listening to.