Patrick Kevin Skinner (born February 25, 1974), better known as Kevin Skinner, is an American country music singer from the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky. He was the winner of the fourth season of America's Got Talent.
Early life and career:
Skinner is from the Dublin community of Graves County, and started playing the guitar when he was 12-years-old. He has been playing, writing, and singing ever since he learned the art of music from his musician father, Joe, who is a fan of Hank Williams. Skinner is divorced and has two children; a girl and a boy.
America's Got Talent:
Kevin Skinner performed in a live audition on the August 4, 2009 episode of America's Got Talent. He became a fan favorite in the show after his performance of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes".
"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Always on My Mind"
"I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"
Kevin received the $1 million prize, which was put into an annuity so it will be paid out over 40 years, and a headline show in Las Vegas, premiering in October 2009 and hosted by Jerry Springer. He performed "If Tomorrow Never Comes" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on September 17, 2009.
Long Ride (2010-present):
His debut CD, "Long Ride", containing 10 original songs, was released on his namesake Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2010. It did not chart on the Billboard 200. The album was released online on September 14, 2010.
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