(WBIR - Tazewell) Bell County, Kentucky's ambassador to the nation took some time out to meet some East Tennesseans on Thursday. Jimmy Rose stopped by the Pizza Inn in Tazewell to meet a couple hundred fans.
The singer and songwriter is advancing on the NBC show "America's Got Talent", and he's made it to the finals in New York City.
Thursday he thanked the fans for support before taking pictures and signing autographs.
While Rose is excited about the opportunity to keep advancing on the show, he's proud of what he's already accomplished too.
"Whatever happens from here on out it's just icing on the cake," he said. "I'm already a winner and only God knows the outcome. I'm just excited to be a part of it."
Rose is known for his original song, "Coal Keeps the Lights On." He is a veteran and coal miner.