Alexis Ebert is an American country singer songwriter born in the Oregon farm country who, at the age of 12, moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Alexis began singing professionally when she was six years old and opened for superstar entertainer Tanya Tucker at the Oregon Jamboree. The spunky young singer was such a hit at that first professional show, it secured more opening spots for other major artists including Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Sugarland and Trace Adkins. Knowing early on that this was her destiny, Alexis convinced her mother to pack the car and let her pursue her dream of being a country star in Nashville…and off they went.
President Tom Whalley at Warner Bros. Records Los Angeles, and VP Jeff Aldrich had seen Alexis perform and made the introduction to the new VP at Warner Bros. Nashville, Paul Worley, and in just one meeting, the deal was on the table. The 12 year old signed her Warner Bros. recording contract, a major publishing deal and recorded an album of 12 of her own co-written songs with multiple Grammy Award-winning producers Paul Worley and Kyle Lehning. During the making of the record, Alexis also managed to sing, dance and act in the Branson Missouri production, Country Tonight, with performances in two shows a day, six days a week. Alexis compared this experience to a country artist’s “bootcamp.” It taught her not only how to sing for audiences, but how to truly entertain them.
Now barely 14 years old and just before the record release date, Alexis landed one of the songs in the hit Lindsay Lohan Disney movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, on the soundtrack album which sold over 650,000 units. As fate would have it, a new President of Warner Bros. Nashville stepped in and insisted, “teens will never work in country music,” dropping the young singer from the label just days before her first single was to be released. It’s never an easy thing for an adult to experience the high highs and the extreme lows of landing and then losing a record deal in Nashville…much less a 14 year old. But, with true grit and determination, Alexis stayed in Nashville, kept writing and honing her craft and herself as an artist, and never gave up on her dream.
Just a short time after, Alexis signed a staff writing deal with Sony/ATV Publishing, where she further developed her songwriting skills. While also continuing to develop as an actor, Alexis landed a roll in the 2014 film Like a Country Song starring Billy Ray Cyrus, with four of her songs on the soundtrack.
Alexis recently signed with manager Tammy Hyler at Smashville Entertainment and has a staff songwriting agreement with co-venture partners, Wrensong and Rezonant Music Publishing.
All good things to come for this young artist who, even with a few major speed bumps, never lost sight of her dream.