Lusk, who sings and writes pop-country songs, is behind an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to send her to Minneapolis, MN, for the national regional competition — a precursor to the national finals in Nashville.
She needs $3,000 to send her to the Oct. 12 competition, but is not quite half-way there with five days left in the campaign.
- See Ashley's music video for her single "Crazy for You"
- Visit her crowd-funding page on IndieGoGo.com
- See her appearance on FOX2 on Monday
- See Ashley's personal website
On her website, Lusk says she's been playing the guitar since she was 10.
She "has been writing her own songs and performing at open mic nights in St. Louis since 2011. She loves to sing, act, model, play guitar and piano. Ashley is working on writing and recording her first album at Shock City Studios! Her father is a Major in the National Guard working for the Wounded Warrior Transition Program and her mother is a nurse."
Lusk can also call Erin Bode a colleague: The jazz singer is Lusk's voice coach.
She's won the Texaco competition's local round, the local regional round and the Northern Missouri state competition. The national regionals on Oct. 12 are the last step before the finals in Nashville in the spring.