Country music superstar who rose to fame after winning America's Got Talent's fourth season in 2009. He released his first album, Long Ride, in 2010.
He started playing guitar when he was twelve years old.
He accepted his $1,000,000 reality television winnings as an annuity, planning to have the funds dispersed over the course of forty years.
He was born and raised in McCracken County, Kentucky. He had two children: a son and a daughter.
Like Carrie Underwood, he was a country music artist who was discovered on a reality show.