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'''Lexi Mae Walker''', a member of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]], is a 16-year-old vocalist who captivates audiences with her powerful angelic voice. She was born in Walnut Creek, California, on 31 March 2002. She has five siblings. She did not take vocal lessons until 2013 (with Tricia Swanson), but has always been surrounded by music and loves to sing. She attributes a big part of her musical inspiration to her grandmother who was a public-school music teacher for 30 years and worked with her in family settings.
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'''Ryan Stream'''is a motivational speaker, musician, soldier, and a Delta High School football coach. He does anything and everything that he possibly can to make a difference in the world. For, as he says, "I am the author of my story."
  
In early 2014, at the age of 11, she became a YouTube viral sensation playing the lead role of Elsa, a character from Disney’s animated smash hit Frozen, in Alex Boyé’s Africanized tribal cover of the popular song "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAJYk1jOhzk Let It Go]." The video received almost half a million views in its first day on YouTube. As of mid-November 2018, it has garnered more than 99 million views. Lexi connected with Boyé through [https://mormonmusic.org/mormon-artists/masa-fukuda Masa Fukuda], the Director of the [http://onevoicechildrenschoir.com/ One Voice Children’s Choir] – a choir which is comprised of 140 children ages 4 to 18 who reside in northern Utah along the Wasatch Front. Lexi is a member of the choir. The choir is also featured in the video. Fukuda told Boyé, "You’ve got to take a listen to this girl. She’s a little Beyoncé, but more, and I think you will enjoy getting to know her." The video was filmed in Midway, Utah, at the Midway Town Square Ice Castle.
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Life has not always been easy for Ryan. But, in the words of one of his all-time inspirations, Rocky Balboa, "Life is not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up."
  
More than 78,000 people have subscribed to Lexi’s YouTube channel and her videos have been viewed over 14 billion times. After winning the fifth-annual [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6J6hZ1oUgE Canyons Idol Vocal Competition in 2013], she sang the National Anthem at a Real Salt Lake soccer game, leaving her audience awestruck. Some of her other notable performances include [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsdzuKqY8Y USANA’s 2013 International Convention], the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, the "We Are Hope" concert at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10YJVCjlJOY Stadium of Fire] in Provo, Utah.
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Ryan was adopted as a young boy. Before he was adopted, he and his three brothers slept in a homeless shelter and different foster homes. In time, their little family became torn apart and they were separated from one another, each feeling helpless and alone. Eventually, they were reunited and adopted by the same family – the Stream family. The Streams already had seven kids of their own. They raised Ryan and his brothers to be righteous warriors and to always put God first in their lives. However, Ryan chose a different path.
  
On 26 February 2014, Lexi was featured on ABC’s ''Good Morning America'' during a live sing-along of "Let It Go" in Times Square. Two other soloists joined Idina Menzel (the voice of Frozen’s character Elsa) in singing the song, backed by the New York City Children’s Chorus. She was also invited to be the first guest performer at the children’s music competition in Japan, held 1 March 2014. In June 2014, she performed at [[Mitt Romney]]’s Park City summit. In October 2014, she performed with [[David Archuleta]] to benefit Rising Star Outreach, an organization that provides medical and educational aid in leprosy colonies. In December 2014, she produced a Christmas music video. She has also performed at the Beijing International Film Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Radio City Music Hall. And, in January 2017, 14-year-old Lexi Mae Walker once again wowed her audience with her stunning performance of "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXGLkZxfUC4 I Hope You Dance]" at the Inaugural Freedom Ball 2017.
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Because of the bad decisions that he made, Ryan has had to overcome numerous obstacles, challenges, and drug addictions. He even served time in jail. He turned his life around and honorably served his country. He was deployed to Afghanistan twice and spent a total of 608 days in the country. Speaking about his experiences, he says, "Our first mission was to find bombs placed in the road and clear the routes before any convoys passed. Our second mission was to build and train the Afghanistan Army." War usually doesn’t come without its tragedies and loss of life, and during his time in Afghanistan, 23 of his comrades-in-arms were blown up by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
  
Lexi has graced the stage of ''Good Morning America'', ''America’s Got Talent'', the ''Queen Latifah Show'', and ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KouMoCF46E Beijing TV]''. In her brief time in the music business, she has had the privilege of performing with [[Alex Boye|Alex Boyé]], [[The Piano Guys]], [[Lindsey Stirling]], [[David Archuleta]], [[Jenny Oaks Baker]], and Kristen Chenoweth. Of all her amazing accomplishments, thus far, the pièce de résistance is her [http://www.lexiwalker.net/press-release.html 2015 signing with Sony Music Masterworks imprint, Portrait Records], joining the ranks of such highly-acclaimed artists as [[The Piano Guys]] and Dolly Parton.
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Having seen war first-hand, Ryan is now on a new mission to make a difference through the music that he creates. He does not know how to read music but honestly prays to be blessed with the talent to write music. He has had the privilege of speaking at school districts, concerts, and universities. He also speaks at LDS firesides. He speaks about his life experiences and military experiences while playing music that he has composed.
  
Based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Lexi has toured Japan, China, and the East Coast. She has commented, "Having fun is [the] success. As long as you’re doing the things you love, you’re going to be successful. Mostly, I just feel really lucky and I’m really grateful that I get to have this opportunity!"
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Ryan is a member of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]]. He married his wife, Elizabeth, on 3 March 2012. He baptized her and she became a member in 2016. They have a four-year-old daughter named Nixeon and are expecting another little girl soon. He is currently serving in the Utah National Guard and working full-time at a company called Materion Natural Resources. His music is available for download on iTunes (The Author of My Story) and for streaming on Spotify.
  
==Follow Lexi Mae Walker on Social Media==
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==Follow Ryan Stream on Social Media==
  
:*'''Lexi Mae Walker's [http://www.lexiwalker.net/index.html Official Website]'''
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:*'''Follow Ryan Stream on [https://www.facebook.com/ryanandrewstream/ Facebook]'''
  
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://www.facebook.com/leximaewalker/ Facebook]'''
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:*'''Follow Ryan Stream on [https://twitter.com/RyanStream23 Twitter]'''
  
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://twitter.com/LexiMaeWalker Twitter]'''
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:*'''Follow Ryan Stream on [https://www.instagram.com/ryanstream/ Instagram]'''
  
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://www.instagram.com/leximaewalker/ Instagram]'''
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:*'''Follow Ryan Stream on [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5SnN-yKy8p0XTMuPMcuMMA YouTube]'''
  
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Aiu04kpLFKFy6aWAhGS-Q YouTube]'''
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:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://open.spotify.com/artist/33St5mNzgK6I9RiOZA6Jq7 Spotify]'''
 
 
 
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://plus.google.com/communities/116006505827350988645 Google+]'''
 
 
 
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://www.pandora.com/artist/lexi-walker/inspire/ALdvVwxrr7mndv9 Pandora]'''
 
 
 
:*'''Follow Lexi Mae Walker on [https://soundcloud.com/lexiwalkerofficial SoundCloud]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 06:44, 2 January 2019

Ryan Stream

Ryan Streamis a motivational speaker, musician, soldier, and a Delta High School football coach. He does anything and everything that he possibly can to make a difference in the world. For, as he says, "I am the author of my story."

Life has not always been easy for Ryan. But, in the words of one of his all-time inspirations, Rocky Balboa, "Life is not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up."

Ryan was adopted as a young boy. Before he was adopted, he and his three brothers slept in a homeless shelter and different foster homes. In time, their little family became torn apart and they were separated from one another, each feeling helpless and alone. Eventually, they were reunited and adopted by the same family – the Stream family. The Streams already had seven kids of their own. They raised Ryan and his brothers to be righteous warriors and to always put God first in their lives. However, Ryan chose a different path.

Because of the bad decisions that he made, Ryan has had to overcome numerous obstacles, challenges, and drug addictions. He even served time in jail. He turned his life around and honorably served his country. He was deployed to Afghanistan twice and spent a total of 608 days in the country. Speaking about his experiences, he says, "Our first mission was to find bombs placed in the road and clear the routes before any convoys passed. Our second mission was to build and train the Afghanistan Army." War usually doesn’t come without its tragedies and loss of life, and during his time in Afghanistan, 23 of his comrades-in-arms were blown up by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Having seen war first-hand, Ryan is now on a new mission to make a difference through the music that he creates. He does not know how to read music but honestly prays to be blessed with the talent to write music. He has had the privilege of speaking at school districts, concerts, and universities. He also speaks at LDS firesides. He speaks about his life experiences and military experiences while playing music that he has composed.

Ryan is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married his wife, Elizabeth, on 3 March 2012. He baptized her and she became a member in 2016. They have a four-year-old daughter named Nixeon and are expecting another little girl soon. He is currently serving in the Utah National Guard and working full-time at a company called Materion Natural Resources. His music is available for download on iTunes (The Author of My Story) and for streaming on Spotify.

Follow Ryan Stream on Social Media

Discover more seasoned and upcoming LDS artists by visiting the Mormon Music website.