Albuquerque native films first country music video in New Mexico


NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A New Mexico native had dreams of becoming a country star so she packed up her bags and moved to Nashville. Now, she’s about to release her first music video made in her home state.

Alex Stern has been performing in school and at talent shows for as long as she can remember. But after high school, she swapped the stage for the classroom, enrolling at the University of New Mexico.

“I spent my first year at the University of New Mexico,” said Stern. “I felt very like I wasn’t able to really live my passion.”

So three years ago, she packed up her things and moved more than 1,000 miles to the country music capital of the world.

“It just felt like Nashville would be the perfect place for me to just dive in,” said Stern.

And dive in, she did. The independent artist now has her own music and most recently her own music video.

When she could’ve picked anywhere to be the backdrop for her music video, she picked Tucumcari.

The singer said she wanted her video to celebrate where she came from.

“What I love about growing up in the Southwest is that people are just the salt of the earth, just grounded, humble, and just good solid people,” said Stern.

She picked Tucumcari specifically because she said it truly shows other people what New Mexico is about.

“I think it’s so a part of Southwest, just like the red rock formations, and the cactus and the desert, and the old cars,” said Stern.

She even filmed at the ranch supply store in town. And for this Nashville star, she said it’s her roots that inspire her music.

“It’s beautiful and it’s so different,” said Stern.

Stern’s music video for her song ‘Runaway’ will be released September 27th. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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