Cady Groves, Pop and Country Singer, Dead at 30

Cady Groves, Pop and Country Singer, Dead at 30
Cady Groves, a pop and country singer and songwriter. (Vel Records/Cady Groves/Instagram via CNN)

Cady Groves, a pop and country singer and songwriter, died over the weekend at her home in Tennessee, Camus Celli, CEO of Vel Records, told CNN.

She was 30.

“Her death appears to be from natural causes, pending a final coroner’s report. Foul play and self-harm have both been ruled out by the coroner,” Celli said in a statement on Monday.

Groves, originally from Kansas, had just wrapped her upcoming 2020 album which was set to be due out this summer, according to her label.

Some of her most popular songs include “This Little Girl,” “Love Actually” and “Forget You.”

Groves toured with LMFAO, Good Charlotte, and Third Eye Blind and was continuing to play shows for fans in Nashville.

“Those closest to Cady want people to know she loved music, laughter, cooking, tacos and, especially, her family,” Celli said in his statement.

“She was so excited to finally be putting out this body of music that she had worked for so long on (over a year),” he said. “To get back in front of her fans to play this new music… that was really everything to her, her connection with her fans meant the world to her.”

Groves’ family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Music Health Alliance or MusiCares.

After the news broke out on Groves’ passing, many of her friends paid tributes on social media.

Journalist, author, and editor at Time magazine West Coast Sam Lansky said Groves’s death is strange because he found her more alive than anyone he ever met, the California editor wrote on Instagram, adding a picture of him and Groves.

“She was so wild and funny and fiery,” Lansky said. “I talked to her last week, and she sent me new mixes of songs she was getting ready to release.”

“I’m so grateful that in my last communication with her, I got to tell her that I loved her. But I will miss her terribly. I hope the world remembers her for the fierce spirit and rare talent she was,” he added.

Music Community Pays Tribute

The news of Groves’ death hit fellow musicians hard on Monday and several took to social media to share their condolences.

Trevor Dahl, a former collaborator on her single “Oh Darling” wrote, “i’m so so sad to find out about the passing of @cadygroves will miss her very much. the music we made together completely changed my life.”

Alexander DeLeon tweeted, “man. i just saw @cadygroves at the airport. She gave me the biggest hug I’ve ever received in my life. You were my little sister, Cady. I can’t believe that you’re gone. Rest easy, My friend.”

Brian Logan Dales shared this tribute: “I’ve never worked with any songwriter who could open a vein and get vulnerable the way Cady Groves could. We wrote a lot of songs together for a while and I was inspired by her time after time. A truly underestimated masterclass of talent. Rest In Peace, old friend.”

CNN Wire and Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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