Pop Country artist, Alex Hughes’ style is best described as a cross between Leanne Rimes and Miranda Lambert with a touch of Rihanna (Think pop-based R&B runs mixed with girl power country). Her debut release, “Strong As You”, is a sultry love song that describes the buzz of being with the one you love. With more than 25,000 streams on Spotify in its first month of release alone, rave reviews continue to pour in for “Strong As You” including reaching #10 in the top released independent music on DMDS (radio distribution). Alex followed up “Strong As You” with “Gentleman”, a song calling out guys who act too big for their boots, that combines a throwback to 90’s female empowerment with a modern pop country twist; “Gentleman” was selected for Spotify’s New Music Nashville editorial playlist. Alex released her first collaborative single on November 20, 2020 called "Drive". This duet with Nashville Artist and Producer, Shannon McArthur (from the band The Riflery) is a contemporary modern take on the country sound that will remind listeners of some of their favourite early 2000's indie pop hits with lyrics about giving a relationship a second chance.
Born and raised in Calgary, Alex’s Country background is rooted in a long-standing relationship performing alongside The Calgary Stampede Committee at hundreds of events across Alberta. Her unique upbringing in a large multicultural family has greatly influenced her style and made music an integral part of her life. Alex has played shows all across North America and opened for the likes of Kenny G, Brett Kissel, George Canyon and most recently Aaron Pritchett. This past summer the Calgary Stampede featured a performance by Alex on the renowned “Coca-Cola Stage”.
In 2019, Alex was honoured to be selected to participate in “Canada’s Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur West Program” at the National Music Centre in Calgary. Alex’s artist career has also taken her to Los Angeles, where she lived for a number of years while working alongside Grammy Award winning producer, Walter Afanasieff. While in LA, Alex had the opportunity to perform at numerous charity events, Hollywood parties, and at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard. Alex has also been lucky enough to spend time in Nashville, where she was a multiple award winner at the North American Country Music Association International Awards.
With plans to release her highly anticipated album in 2021, Alex is undoubtedly one to watch in the Canadian Country music scene. Follow along on her socials for the most up to date information on this rising star!