Skinner performing in 2009
|Birth name||Patrick Kevin Skinner|
|Born||February 25, 1974|
McCracken County, Kentucky
|Origin||Mayfield, Kentucky, US|
|Genres||Country, country rock, pop, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, farmer|
Early life and career
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. 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".
|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|
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" was released on his namesake Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2010. The album was released online on September 14, 2010.
|2011||Kevin Skinner: Live And Unplugged
|"—" denotes the album did not chart.|
|2010||"Like It's the Last Goodbye"||Long Ride|
|2010||"Like It's the Last Goodbye"||John Lloyd Miller|
- "Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999". Familytreelegends.com. February 25, 1974. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "Megan Fox, Louis C.K., Kevin Skinner Season Episode Guide on". Tv.com. December 1, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
Neal E. Boyd
| America's Got Talent winner
Season 4 (Summer 2009)