Alexis (country singer)
|Birth name||Alexis Ebert|
|Born||Albany, Oregon, United States|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
Alexis (full name Alexis Ebert) is an American country pop/rock singer from Albany, Oregon. She is best known for "The Real Me", a song on the soundtrack for the 2004 film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She has opened for more prominent artists including Keith Urban, Tracy Byrd and Sawyer Brown.
Alexis has been performing since she was six years old. Beginning with fairs and festivals around her home state, Alexis wrote her first song, titled "Forever," in 1996 with the assistance of her mother, Cheryl Ebert. At age eight, she sang for President Bill Clinton at a Democratic fundraiser in Oregon.
Her most well-known song, "The Real Me", was originally written for Disney's The Lizzie McGuire Movie, released in 2003. When the recording wasn't completed in time, Disney opted to keep the rights to the song for use in a future project. The song soon found its film in the Lindsay Lohan-starred Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Around the same time, having attracted attention from Nashville, Alexis signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. She worked with Paul Worley and Kyle Lehning on producing what would have been her debut album, You Gotta Believe.
The reasons for dropping her surname for her performing identity were twofold. When she began performing at such a young age, her parents were worried about the breach of privacy using her last name could lead to. Since then, however, Alexis has not changed her stage name to include her surname because she enjoys the single-name identity, comparing it to icons such as Madonna and Cher.
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