“As a music educator I've seen a lot of singing kids, this one is special. ” - Rafe Wadleigh; Music Director Charles Wright School
15-year old Ainsley Costello bought herself her own guitar with her saved allowance when she was just seven years old. Since then she has studied piano, guitar, songwriting and vocal performance.
Born is Sarasota Florida, Ainsley moved to Seattle Washington when she was 11. At the age of 14 she received her first guitar endorsement from Breedlove Guitars. Over the last two years she has performed 100+ engagements in Washington, Oregon, California, Florida, and Nashville, TN, including shows at NAMM 2019 and 2020, as well as Nashville's own Americana Fest. Over the past year Ainsley spent the majority of her time writing and recording her first album. You Know I Am, Ainsley Costello, her debut album is set to be released on March 6, 2020.
Ainsley currently attends online high school, takes courses at Berklee College of Music online and has recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue music full time.
Heavily influenced by today's strong female country artists such as Caitlyn Smith, Caroline Jones, Kelsea Ballerini and Taylor Swift, she is also inspired by alternative genre breakers such as Sara Bareilles and Tori Kelly. At just 15 years old, Ainsley will release her debut album of catchy country-pop songs like Self Conscious, Fourth of July and Dumb Blonde that speak to being a teenage girl in today's society. You will also find her diving deeper on tracks such as Waste My Time, and the title track, You Know I Am.