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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,730.11
-27.80 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,076.78
-0.64 (-0.03%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,009.21
0.00 (0.00%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15082

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7519

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5717

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4402

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3642

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45584

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15082

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 04, 2015 1456

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1244

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1062

More Dental Patients Using ER in Kentucky

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 929

Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 918

Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling Regatta

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 855

4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music, Fireworks

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 813

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying…

by Dick Brown
July 04, 2015 740

Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 690

KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel Kentucky Proud…

by Ted Sloan
July 04, 2015 683

Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the Christian…

by Ronnie McBrayer