Lexi Walker may only be 13-years-old, but she is definitely not a stranger to the stage and the music industry. She has been singing professionally since she was a little girl, and is perhaps best known as a soloist with the One Voice Children’s Choir out of Salt Lake City.
Lexi has graced the stage of Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent, and the Queen Latifah Show. In her brief time in the music business, she has had the privilege of performing with Alex Boyé, The Piano Guys, Lindsey Stirling, David Archuleta, and Kristen Chenoweth. She recently opened for Broadway star Idina Menzel at a benefit concert, and recorded a video of the beautiful Christmas carol “Ave Maria” where she performs with the Lyceum Philharmonic. And, on Sunday, 29 November, she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of approximately 70,000 fans at the San Francisco 49ers football game.
She has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother recalls that at the age of two-years-old, Lexi stumbled upon a stuffed bear in a gift shop that played The Beatles “I Will” and sat down and began singing along with the bear until she attracted a crowd of curious listeners. Of all of her amazing accomplishments thus far, the pièce de résistance is her recent signing with Sony Music Masterworks imprint, Portrait Records, joining the ranks of such highly-acclaimed artists as The Piano Guys and Dolly Parton.
Even in light of the immense success that she has garnered, Lexi has remained grounded in her LDS standards and sincerely humble. She has commented, “Having fun is success. As long as you’re doing the things you love, you’re going to be successful. Mostly, I just feel really lucky and I’m really grateful that I get to have this opportunity!” She further commented:
The standards that I’ve been taught as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help me to know what kind of music is appropriate for kids my age. In the music industry, any standards that contradict worldly views are going to be challenged at one point or another, especially with modesty. I’m an artsy person, and things like clothing design are intriguing and fun . . . It’s so hard to find outfits that are timeless and fashionable, but every choice I make is influenced by the preconceived notion to stay modest. Modest is hottest, no matter the worldly trend!
Just in time for the Christmas season, her debut album titled Merry Christmas arrived in stores on 20 November 2015. The album features both new and traditional holiday songs, and also includes her ever popular rendition of Disney’s Frozen “Let It Go.” The album can also be downloaded from iTunes.
At 13 years of age, Lexi is well on her way to becoming a big name star in the music industry, but more importantly, along with that success, she continues to present a positive image as a role model for other kids her age.