Cady Groves, the fresh-faced singer-songwriter whose EP A Month of Sundays launched a career that empowered and entertained teens, tweens and 20-somethings for more than a decade, has passed away in her Tennessee home (May 2, 2020).
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.
The irrepressible vocalist, born in Emporia, Kansas, spent the last year working on material with the team from Shane McAnally’s SMACKSongs and had recently signed with the Thirty Tigers label, with a summer 2020 release in the works.
Mixing irony, humor and positivity, she was first signed to RCA Records. After 2009’s A Month of Sundays, she released three additional EPs, 2010’s The Life of a Pirate, 2012’s This Little Girl and 2015’s Dreams. She also released the singles “This Little Girl, “We’re The Shit” and “Love Actually.”
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.
She has worked with a diverse array of creatives, 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.
As her admirers mourn her loss online, Cady’s family requests fans refrain from speculation. Cady was excited about her new recordings and getting out on the road to support them. It is hoped the EP she was slated to release this summer will be available soon.