Lexi Walker

Lexi Walker is a singer, song writer, and a recording artist, all before the age of 18. She talks to BYU-Idaho Radio about her most recent album "Inspire," and the meaning behind her songs, "Tiny Voice" and "Once More."

August 3, 2018
Writer: Rachel Wynder

Lexi Walker is a 16-year-old singer, a song writer, and a Sony recording artist.

She got her big break when a recording of her performance of the “National Anthem” and her cover of “Frozen’s” “Let It Go” went viral.

Last year, Sony released her second album, titled “Inspire,” which features guest artists like The Piano Guys, Kurt Bestor, Jenny Oaks Baker, and GENTRI.

She explains the meaning behind her original song, “Tiny Voice.”

“It’s a message that everyone can relate to: having an opinion and wanting to be heard,” she said. “Everybody has something to say, something to offer. I just think it’s an important message to remember. You should give everyone the benefit of the doubt and include everyone.”

As for the other song she wrote, she says “Once More” is about her journey through the new world of the music industry.

“It just set my imagination on fire,” Lexi said. “That was my way of expressing--magic.”

Lexi told BYU-Idaho Radio about her next big plans, to play Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz,” at the Hale Center Theatre in Sandy City, Utah. The performances start in December.

So how does a singer, song writer, signed Sony artist, and actress keep her life balanced?

“It’s a ‘good, better, best’ scenario,” she said, referring to a talk by President Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the October 2007 General Conference. “You have to cut off the things that aren’t necessary… Making lists every day is super helpful for me.”

Lexi says her family and her faith are two of the most important things to her in her life right now.

“That [faith] is always something that has helped me stay balanced actually,” she said.

Some of that balance is evident in how she interacts with those who help her in her performances. As she and her mother were leaving the interview with BYU-Idaho Radio they asked where the nearest store was. They wanted to buy gifts for the cast and crew members they will be working with for her concert at the BYU-Idaho Hart Auditorium.The concert is tonight, Friday, Aug. 3, at 7:30. Tickets are still available at the door or online at this link.

You can find more information about Lexi’s performance as Dorothy in the Hale Center Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz” at www.hct.org. Already, at least 13 shows are sold out.