Singer-songwriter Ash Ruder draws inspiration from her father Bryan when she was a little girl. His piano playing was his first introduction to the world of musical creativity.
She didn’t know about her life and is also believed to be the reason she is now on her way to Hollywood to appear in the upcoming American Idol.
But while he’s her inspiration now, it hasn’t always been like that. Ash explained that his father struggled with addictions throughout his young life and was rarely present. “By the time I was growing up, I was super mad at my dad,” Ash continued, “but, the rare times my dad showed up. It meant the world to me.”
Bryan has successfully overcome his addiction and accompanies Ash to the American Idol auditions. Ash was quick to point out that it was her father’s birthday, and when the judges found out that the song she was going to perform was written by her about her father, they decided to invite.