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Local student aspires to be a successful songwriter – How you can help

SHELLEY, Idaho (KIFI) – From a small town to a big stage; Cole Fryar, a senior at Shelley High School, is chasing his dreams to become a songwriter.

Fryar says his love for music began at a young age with a curiosity behind how it was made. That's when he turned to the piano.

"Just looked on YouTube for piano instruction videos and learned. I think I learned 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as one of my first ones," Fryar said. "I did do piano lessons for two years but that was just to get into like reading and cord progressions and that kind of stuff, but originally self-taught."

From there, he caught the musical bug and his passion for songwriting grew. He said, "Eventually it turned into writing lyrics too, which were really bad when I started. And then, of course, I wanted to sing them, which was also really bad when I started. But eventually, you know, songwriting is a muscle, so, just worked at it, and worked at it, and worked at it."

He now writes pop and hiphop songs in his parents' basement in his free time. But Fryar is determined to do more with his music.

His talents brought him to 'The Music City' – Nashville – where he was one of 12 selected to attend a music camp with Song House, a place for musicians from all over the country come together to write, film and post songs. The songs that go viral – those with the most views, likes, comments and shares – get produced and released for download.

@thesonghouseco Thank you Cole for opening up about ADHD and writing this SMASH ❤️ #singersongwriter #originalmusic #popmusic #adhdawareness #mentalhealth ♬ original sound - Song House

Fryar attended the Song House music camp this past September. There, he wrote a song opening up about his experience living with ADHD.

Now you can help Fryar achieve his dream of becoming a successful songwriter by making this demo with Song House go viral.

The video is posted on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube Shorts.

Fryar says the post has hit around 20,000 views in just two hours. But to get produced it will need to reach millions with more likes and comments.

To hear music he has already released, search for Cole Fryar on music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.

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