b. 2 December 1954, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Alexander learned piano as a child and started singing for a living in her late teens. Initially she sang jazz numbers but after including rock and country in her repertoire, she moved to Las Vegas and worked in casinos. Tiring of that town and the lifestyle, she sang with bands in various cities, including Los Angeles, before finally arriving in Nashville in 1986. She worked as a songwriter but when nobody recorded her songs she took to singing them herself. Crediting K.T. Oslin as an inspiration, she was eventually signed by Mercury Records and gained her first Billboard country chart Top 20 hit with ‘She’s There’ in 1989. Sadly, only two minor hits followed and although once described as ‘a breezy Texas Ms, who’s stretching the boundaries of country music’, she has seemingly failed to confirm that writer’s prediction.