NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Meet Tyler Lenius. No American Idol appearance is needed for this East Texas teenager.
He's doing quite well in the music business right here in the Piney Woods. Lenius picked up the guitar at age eleven and learned a few chords from his father.
Today, at 16, Lenius is an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter.
"I hope to do this for the rest of my life," he said. "I hope this is my calling because I've never been good at anything else and I just hope it goes somewhere."
Lenius is picking up gigs at clubs, rodeos, and Saturday night he's the headliner at the Fredonia Fest at Hotel Fredonia in downtown Nacogdoches. He's performing featured material from his album with a full band.