Local Country Singer Nominated For National Music Award

By: Zachary Meseck

Local country singer nominated for national music award

GILBERTSVILLE – After only a year of performing country music, an 11-year-old boy from Gilbertsville has been nominated by Josie Music Awards as the Junior Artist of the Year, and is scheduled to continue preforming all around Chenango County.

The nominated country singer's name is Rylee Lum, and according to his mom, Amber Lum, the award ceremony could be a big step in Rylee's professional singer career.

The Josie Music Awards is an all genre music award show ceremony which includes a lavish red carpet and many performances. Since its inaugural celebration in 2015, the Josie Music Awards is the largest independent artist award show globally.

Organizers said thousands of people travel from all over the world to see the awards, and it adds, "The Josie Music Awards was created solely to celebrate those in the independent music industry that work so hard every day and deserve to have a night of their own."

Only 11 singers from around the United States have been nominated for the Junior Artist of the Year award, and in November a panel of judges will decide if Rylee is the winner.



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