"From Sussex County, NJ, New York, Utah, Nevada, Nashville and every place in between, performing and singing country music is the best way I can think of to spend my time with great friends, good music, and a whole lot of dancin!
Cindy Lu was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, surrounded by music. She grew up singing in her church and school choirs, and since her father and brother were both musicians, her home was also filled with music. She listened to Roger Millers "King of The Road, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Blood, Sweat & Tears, James Taylor, Carole King and Bonnie Raitt. Cindy Lu's music was greatly influenced by her faith and her family, and she spent many years singing a variety of music, including classics, oldies, showtunes, gospel, and pop.
In 1996, on the advice of a friend, Cindy Lu tuned into a country music radio station. She was instantly hooked! A "country convert" had been born! Cindy Lu started singing country songs, and, for the first time in her life, she felt as though her voice had "finally found a home." Since that day, Cindy Lu has been singing cover as well as her own original tunes, and produced a demo CD of her original songs in 1999. Three singles from Cindy Lus first CD made it to #1 on several Indie Charts. She has had the privilege of being showcased at Wolfy's and Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN, and has performed at Legends Corner and Barbaras, and Wolfy's Tower Bar in the Gaylord Arena, all in the Downtown District of Nashville.
Cindy Lu was a finalist in Froggy 101s (Wilkes Barre, PA) True Value Jimmy Dean Country Showdown (1999). In her native region of Sussex County New Jersey, she won several talent contests, performed at The New Jersey State Fair, in New York City at Don't Tell Mama (a nightclub and cabaret theatre), and countless benefits and private bookings. Cindy Lu was both a performer and nominee at the OCA Awards Show (Online Country Awards) in Laughlin, Nevada (October 2000) where she won the "Female Country Newcomer Award." Cindy Lu performed at the GMA Awards (Golden Music Awards) in Nashville during Fan Fair 2001. Cindy Lu was awarded the "2001 Upcoming Female Country Singer" award from NAR - New Artist Radio. Cindy Lu co-hosted and performed at the New Artist Radio Awards Show in Park City, Utah in 2002 and 2004, and has been awarded the Country Female Artist of the Year Award for 2002 and 2004, and the NAR All Around Entertainer of the Year.
Cindy Lu is honored to be a part of country music and plans to be singing as long as she is breathing. "Country is a place inside you, not where you live. God gave me the gift of singing, and country music has provided me a home. Id like to share that gift and to bring a smile to the faces of as many people as I can."
Cindy Lu released her second cd, Two Sides, in May 2003.