|Intro||American singer and songwriter|
|Was||Singer Songwriter Musician Composer|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||30 July 1989, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA|
|Death||2 May 2020, Brentwood, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA (aged 30 years)|
Cady Danyl Groves (July 30, 1989 – May 2, 2020) was an American singer and songwriter from Emporia, Kansas. Some of her notable songs include "This Little Girl", "Oh Darlin'", "Forget You", and "Love Actually". She released four EPs during her lifetime: A Month of Sundays (2009), The Life of a Pirate (2010), This Little Girl (2012), and Dreams (2015). A fifth EP, Bless My Heart, was released shortly after her death.
Groves was born on July 30, 1989, to Carol Pettit and Larry Groves and was the youngest of seven children. Her siblings were Kevan, Casey (died 2007), Cody, Kyle, Kelly (died 2014), and Kelsy, along with three half-siblings, Adam Groves, Courtney Farmwald and Carrie Groves. She lived in Marlow and Lawton, Oklahoma until her parents divorced, after which she relocated to Valley Center and then Emporia, Kansas. Groves graduated high school at sixteen and wanted to pursue a career in songwriting, which was discouraged by her family, so she attended and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Groves released her first EP, A Month of Sundays, in 2009. Her second, The Life of a Pirate, followed in 2010. That year, Groves signed with RCA Records, and toured with Third Eye Blind, Good Charlotte, and All Time Low. Groves eventually left RCA and signed with New York-based independent label Vel Records. In 2015, Groves returned with a self-released single, "Crying Game", which was inspired by her tumultuous childhood and strained family relationships. She then embarked on her High School Nation Tour, where she performed for over 50,000 high school students.
RCA paired Groves with several producers and songwriters (including Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk, and Kristian Lundin) as she began work on her first major-label album. She collaborated with Stephen Jerzak on "Better Than Better Could Ever Be" and made with Plug in Stereo on "Oh Darling", which spent five weeks on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs Chart and peaked at #36. In 2011, Groves was featured on the single "You and I" by Secondhand Serenade and "All That I Need Is You" by Andrew de Torres. In 2015, a collaboration with Christian Burghardt took place, which led to the track "Whiskey and Wine."
Groves died on May 2, 2020 at the age of 30. Her brother Cody stated that her death was due to unspecified natural causes and that self-harm and foul play were ruled out. On August 8 Fox News reported that an autopsy report stated that she died of complications from chronic ethanol abuse. Her fifth EP, Bless My Heart, was released posthumously on May 29.
- A Month of Sundays (2009)
- The Life of a Pirate (2010)
- This Little Girl (2012)
- Dreams (2015)
- Bless My Heart (2020)
- "This Little Girl" (2011)
- "Love Actually" (2012)
- "Forget You" (2013)
- "Whiskey & Wine" with Christian Burghardt (2015)
- "Crying Game" (2015)
- "Dreams" (2015)
- Bamboozle Road Show 2010 (2010)
- Let's Be Animals Tour 2011 (2011)
- Beautiful Freaks Tour (2012)
- High School Nation Tour (2015)