Contemporary country music singer and songwriter Tiah Ashley is set to wow audiences at the Gympie Music Muster next month.

Ashley, from Point Cook, is one of 31 semi-finalists who will perform in the muster’s annual talent search in Queensland.

The 25-year-old said she was “truly grateful and honoured” to be selected for the event, which will run from August 22 to 25.

Ashley started singing at the age of seven and plays guitar and mandolin.

“I have always loved country music – it is just good, honest music,” she said.

“What I love most about performing and singing is the rush of excitement and good feelings that come with it.

“It has always been a passion of mine … there is no better feeling for me than being on stage in front of an audience that is singing along, dancing and enjoying my music as much as I love singing it.”

Ashley travelled to Nashville in 2013, where she recorded her first EP with Dolly Parton producer Kent Wells.

“I have organised to go back over to Kent’s studio again later this year so he can help me polish up some more songs that I have been working on,” she said.