agt rose2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/27/13) - Although Kentucky native Jimmy Rose fell short of the grand prize last week on America's Got Talent, he has since been invited to tour the nation with the production during the next several months.

Rose placed third out of the remaining six acts who battled for the Season 8 title. Rose told SurfKY News he "never intended to go that far" and "sees this experience as a win."

"There is not a thing I would have done differently on the show," Rose said. "I wish my mom could have been with me in New York, but it is a blessing she was there for my first audition."

After the show concluded and before tour preparations began, Rose flew back home to rural Pineville. The community welcomed him back with a "coming home" celebration. In appreciation of their support, Rose held a free concert where hundreds showed up and listened to Jimmy and his brother, Chris, played songs.

"My hometown is proud and they are living this journey through me," Rose said. "I wanted to pay my dues so I sang, signed autographs and took pictures for more than four hours."

Rose told SurfKY News yesterday that he is currently in York, Penn., preparing for the first show. He said seven acts will be touring, and he is 'thrilled' to be one of them.

"I am most looking forward to seeing how all of this works as a profession," Rose said. "I am also looking forward to seeing my fans and interacting with them."

Rose will be singing two songs while on tour: one up-beat cover and one of his originals. He will also be performing a duet with another act on tour, though they have not selected a song.

After the tour is over, Rose said he will continue to pursue a career in the music industry.

"Hopefully, a label will pick me up and I will hit the road again, but that's not something I can predict," Rose said. "Somehow, I will perform music for the rest of my life."

agt rose2 348

For more information on the America's Got Talent live tour, visit http://agtlivetour.com/.

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News
Photos Provided by Heather Morgan

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Stepping up: Fire Department Spruces up, Repairs Dilapidated Steps

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/2/15) — As summer approaches, the beautification taking place around downtown Madisonville seems… Read More

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Riverfront Sculpture Unveiling

OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/3/15) — An unveiling of the fifth outdoor sculpture in the public art initiative, RiverArtes: The Art… Read More
1 DOW 18,104.97
+93.03 (0.52%)    
2 S&P 2,116.52
+6.92 (0.33%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,102.25
+25.72 (0.51%)    

Most Read This Week

May 30, 2015 7338

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6615

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 2864

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2543

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2502

KSP Seeks Public Help in Locating Wanted Man

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11375

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9595

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 02, 2015 1992

Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Kidnapping

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1742

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown…

by Keith Todd
June 02, 2015 1667

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1555

Juveniles Accused of Falsely Reporting Masked…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 02, 2015 1322

South Main Accident Slows Northbound Traffic

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1272

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1248

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1063

Pennyrile Soap Box Derby Hosts 34 Competitors

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1035

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 697

Powderly Man Charged with Arson, Burglary

by SurfKY News