Jimmy Rose, a former coal miner and native of Pineville, KY, became a regional hero with his song “Coal Keeps the Lights On.” He was one of the most popular contestants on the hit show, America’s Got Talent, in September 2013, finishing in third place. Rose was also beloved for his service to our country (he is a former marine), genuineness, kindness to other contestants, and for remaining true to himself, all of which marked him as an excellent representative of eastern Kentucky to the world.
Following his experiences on the show, Rose had some advice to pass along to others: “It doesn’t matter where you come from. It ain’t how you were raised. It’s how you get yourself back up. Go after what you want, no matter what life’s dealt you.”
General admission tickets are $25 (cash only). Tickets are available for pre-sale at the June Buchanan School Office, Fugate Family Chiropractic (both Hazard and Whitesburg locations), and Lizzie B’s Café in Prestonsburg, KY.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our PTO to make money that will go right back to our children,”said Amanda Clark, dean of The June Buchanan School.
For more information about Jimmy Rose, please visit him on Facebook.