She was also selected twice as a member of the All-Middle State Chorus.
After graduating, she began to work for a company in Nashville as an administrative assistant.
She has since been invited back to the show to perform twice (seasons 3 and 7).
Locke went on to sign a record deal with Curb Records on September 6, 2003.
Locke went to Gallatin High School, where she was one of sixteen members to participate in its performing group.