Coal mining crooner Jimmy Rose to meet fans in Knoxville

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Jimmy Rose, contestant on "America's Got Talent"

Coal mining crooner Jimmy Rose will be in Knoxville signing autographs Monday evening.

The former coal miner and Iraq veteran has made a name for himself by bringing the music of Appalachia to the Big Apple in NBC's talent show "America's Got Talent."

Born and raised in Kentucky, Rose auditioned with his original song about coal mining, "Coal Keeps the Lights On."

Monday morning he made an appearance on "10News Today" and "Mornings with Fox 43."

Rose says he leaves for New York tomorrow for more appearances on the show. Out of thousands of original contestants, he has made it to the top 60.

"It's just a proud moment to be from Appalachia," he told anchors Abby Ham and Russell Biven.

East Tennessee fans will have a chance to meet him Monday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center on Gay Street.

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