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Cady Groves, a Nashville-based pop and country artist, has died at age 30.
She was discovered in her Nashville home by a roommate Saturday evening, said Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron. Police suspect no foul play and a statement from PR firm Big Hassle Media said a coroner ruled out self-harm.
Groves wasn’t tested for COVID-19. Her brother, Cody Groves, posted Sunday to social media that she “had some medical problems last fall.”
“Her death appears to be from natural causes, pending a final coroner’s report,” said a statement from Big Hassle.
Groves, born in Emporia, Kansas, first found success in 2009 and 2010 with a pair of acoustic-pop albums, “A Month of Sundays” and “The Life of a Pirate.” The albums, particularly fan favorite “The Life of a Pirate,” earned Groves notable online exposure and aided in her signing with RCA Records.
During her major label career, Groves released a number of empowering pop singles, including “We’re The S***,” “This Little Girl” and “Love Actually.” She shared the stage with notable pop-punk and pop-rock acts at the time of her emergence, with Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and All Time Low among them.
Groves’ latest music, the independently-released EP “Dreams,” debuted in 2015. It featured the singles “Oil & Water” and “Crying Game.”
According to the statement, Groves was working on new country music with songwriters at Nashville-based publishing company SMACKSongs.
Groves “had recently signed with the Thirty Tigers label, with a summer 2020 release in the works,” the statement said. Groves’ family hopes to posthumously release the music.
The family asks that “fans refrain from speculation” about Groves’ death; she’s remembered in the statement for her love of “music, laughter, cooking, tacos and, especially, her family.”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Groves’ name to the Music Health Alliance or MusiCares.