Kevin Skinner

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Kevin Skinner
Kevin Skinner.jpg
Skinner performing in 2009
Background information
Birth namePatrick Kevin Skinner
Born (1974-02-25) February 25, 1974 (age 45)
McCracken County, Kentucky
OriginMayfield, Kentucky, US
GenresCountry, country rock, pop, rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, farmer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2009–present
LabelsCypress Tree

Patrick Kevin Skinner[1] (born February 25, 1974) 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[edit]

Skinner is from the Dublin community of Graves County, Kentucky, 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.[citation needed] Skinner is divorced and has two children, a girl and a boy.

America's Got Talent[edit]


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".


Week Theme Song choice Original artist Performance order Result
Audition N/A "If Tomorrow Never Comes" Garth Brooks N/A Safe
Vegas Verdicts Male Singers N/A N/A N/A Safe
Top 48 Group 1 "Make You Feel My Love" Bob Dylan 11 Safe
Top 20 Group 1 "Always on My Mind" Brenda Lee 10 Safe
Top 10 N/A "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" Aerosmith 9 Winner

Post Talent[edit]

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.[2]


Long Ride (2010–present)[edit]

His debut CD, "Long Ride" was released on his namesake Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2010. The album was released online on September 14, 2010.[3]



Year Album Peak positions
US Country US
2010 Long Ride

  • Release:
    US: March 17, 2010
    iTunes: September 14, 2010
  • Label: Cypress Tree
2011 Kevin Skinner: Live And Unplugged

  • Release:
    US: May 30, 2011
"—" denotes the album did not chart.


Year Single Album
2010 "Like It's the Last Goodbye" Long Ride

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Like It's the Last Goodbye" John Lloyd Miller


  1. ^ "Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999". February 25, 1974. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Megan Fox, Louis C.K., Kevin Skinner Season Episode Guide on". December 1, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  3. ^
Preceded by
Neal E. Boyd
America's Got Talent winner
Season 4 (Summer 2009)
Succeeded by
Michael Grimm