Obituary

Singer-Songwriter Cady Groves Dies at 30

Cady Groves
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Cady Groves performance at the WIOQ iHeartRadio Performance Theater in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania on March 19, 2012.

Singer-songwriter Cady Groves has died at age 30 in her Tennessee home. According to a statement from her label, Grove's death appeared to be a result of natural causes pending a final coroner's report, with foul play and self-harm ruled out by the coroner's office.

Born on July 30, 1989, in Oklahoma, Groves had early dreams of being a pop star, launching her career in 2009 with the independently released EP, A Month of Sundays, followed the next year by The Life of a Pirate EP and the This Little Girl EP in 2012. She signed with independent label Vel Records, releasing the single "Crying Game" in 2015, followed by her debut EP later that year, Dreams. Her most recent single was 2017's "Oil and Water."

According to a statement from Vel, Groves had been working on new material with the team from Shane McAnally's SMACKSongs for the past year and had recently signed with the Thirty Tigers label, with plans to release another mini-album this summer; current plans call for the EP to be available soon.

"Groves’ high spirits and winning stage presence made her a crowd favorite from the very beginning. As part of the Bamboozle Roadshow, she toured with Boys Like Girls, LMFAO, Good Charlotte and Third Eye Blind and was continuing to play shows for fans in Nashville as she made the transition to country," read the statement, which noted that she worked with a wide array of other songwriters and artists including late producer/writer busbee, Americana legend Jim Lauderdale, Savan Kotecha, Kristian Lundin and Carl Falk, as well as recording projects for The Ready Set and Plug in Stereo.

"Those closest to Cady want people to know she loved music, laughter, cooking, tacos and, especially, her family," read the statement, which noted that her family has requested that fans refrain from speculation about the manner of her death. "Cady was excited about her new recordings and getting out on the road to support them."

The family has requested that in lieu for flowers, donations be made in Groves' names to Music Health Alliance or MusiCares.