Rylee Lum may only be 12 years-old, but the aspiring country singer from Gilbertsville, New York is full of talent. You can see for yourself when he takes the stage at FrogFest.

Lum does more than just sing. He plays guitar and writes songs. One of those songs, 'Home to Me,' that he wrote with his dad Matt on the farm, has been named Song of the Year by the World Songwriters Association. "It's hard to believe a song I wrote with dad for fun, while working in the barn was named song of the year," says Lum.

This isn't Lum's first honor. He's already a Horizon Award winner from the Country Music Hall of Fame in Cortland.

Photo provided by Rylee Lum
Photo provided by Rylee Lum

Where does all this talent come from? It runs in the Lum family, on both sides. Rylee's grandfather, father and several uncles have been performing for years. And that's where Rylee gets his traditional musical tastes from too, growing up listening to Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks and his favorite George Strait.

Lum has already been to Nashville where he ran into another FrogFest guest and CNY native Blaine Holcomb, who brought him on state at Tootsie's. "I'm going back down this Summer for CMA Fest to perform a full show."

First he'll perform at FrogFest 31, June 1 at the Utica/Rome Speedway, presented by White's Farm Supply. Get your $20 tickets to see Lum, Blaine Holcomb, the CNY bands you voted in and our star Randy Houser.

Rylee Lum 'Home to Me'

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