December 11, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen
The growing number of young professional singers in recent years has many seasoned adult perfomers continually stunned at their young co-singers.
Lexi Walker is no exception. As a 15-year-old, she can't date, drive or hold a full-time job according to federal law, but the young LDS muscian often stands shoulder to shoulder with big names from Broadway and other music scenes.
"It's been incredible," Lexi Walker, a Sony recording artist and singer, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "It's been so organic throughout this whole journey and I've been able to, you know, meet such brilliant, talent people as more doors and opportunities have been opened to me.
The singer says she never quite imagined herself where she is today, having just released her first full-length album and headlining the program, A BYU-Idaho Christmas, in December 2017 with Broadway star and voice to Prince Hans in Disney's movie Frozen, Santino Fontana. Walker says she sent in an audition tape when she was 10-years-old to sing the National Anthem at a sports game and to her surprise, landed the job.
But, rising in popularity as quickly as Walker has often means the early demise of innocence and high values held by many young artists. But, Walker says her faith is at the core of who she is and what she does.
"My faith is something that has helped me grow as a person and has helped me flourish under a certain set of...standards that help to kind of figure out who I am, as I'm growing it helps me have something to cling to as I grow, as I learn," Walker said. "It's been one of the greatest parts of my life for sure."
You can listen to the full interview below.