It’s healthy to have a wide musical palate. While my dated range runs from Jackson Browne to The Ramones, Nashville Indie singer-songwriter Mexx Heart’s taste spans more current from Taylor Swift to Green Day. You can hear her musical diversity stretch from her own crafted acoustic “Another Chance” to her all out rocking cover of Green Day’s “American Idiot.”
“Another Chance” is a touching song that Mexx dedicated to the memory of her younger brother who was lost to suicide. In the song, Mexx opens up and shares how she was impacted by this tragic loss, searching for “What could we have done different?” and confessing “If I had the chance to turn back time, I couldn’t face you that night. I cry instead and beg God to give you another chance.”
Thank you Mexx for visiting the 11 Questions desk. With a treat to hear your recent singles! Looking forward to the debut LP and the chance to see you play live in Music City.
Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?
I was born in Fort Worth, TX and my family moved to the Memphis/Olive Branch border not too long after. I got into music really young, and I knew it was something I wanted to do. I started spending more time in Memphis and moved to Nashville at the end of 2019. I moved because I felt I was taught everything that could be taught in Memphis. Nashville was a massive opportunity to continue to grow and build myself as a composer and songwriter and I’m glad I did it.
What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?
My first ever album I bought with my own money was American Idiot by Green Day. Still an iconic album and Billie Joe Armstrong is still a strong songwriting inspiration for me. The last album I bought was the self-titled The Band Camino album.
First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?
My first concert, if I remember correctly, was Amy Grant when I was six and my mom made me and my siblings go with her. My last concert was The Band Camino in Philadelphia.
Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?
I’m kind of surprised Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift haven’t been added. When I think of Nashville, I definitely think of them. They should be added.
Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?
Well, I’m actually not a coffee person, but I’ve had some pretty great fruit tea from Biscuit Love. My cousin introduced me to Till Five Pizza and it’s so far, the best I’ve had here.
What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?
It’s not out yet, but mine J
Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?
100% Brewhouse on Broadway. You can’t beat 2 for 1 on the tap beers or their wings. I’m kind of obsessed with them.
The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.
Sami Jo, Justine Blazer and Haddie Jane.
What are your favorite music venues to play in town?
Rusty Nail in Hermitage and Virgin Hotel with Sami-Jo on writer’s rounds.
Name a musician who you’d like to see move here.
THE BREAK PLANS! They’re from New Jersey and we’ve been friends for a while. They only mentioned it once, but I’d really like to see them come down here! They’d do so well!
Finally, what’s in your musical future?
My debut album is slated for fall. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. My guitarist and engineer, Zelle, and I have been super hard at work on it.