Dozens of Jimmy Rose supporters crowded the Bell County Courthouse on Monday to help send the Pineville native back to New York.
"I want to thank everybody. I'm proud to be from Pineville. Never thought I'd be on the courthouse steps saying this," he said.
Rose is leaving for the Big Apple Tuesday morning, and folks in his hometown wanted to send him off right. They gathered at the county courthouse to hear him speak about his experience so far on America's Got Talent and cheer him on.
Rose also signed autographs and took pictures with his fans. He says he's extremely grateful for the support he's received in Pineville and across the country.
"It shows the support of a small town, you know, we support our own and stand behind each other around here and it's shown. It's shown across America because they've put me through. It's been a great feeling man, sort of like a dream come true. I'm still yet in a dream I feel like, don't want to wake up from it," he said.
Jimmy Rose is expected to be back on America's Got Talent next week.