Hometown: McLeansville, NC
Audition City: Denver
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When did you first start to sing?
I seriously started when I was 16 or 17.
Do you have any formal singing training?
None at all.
What other talents do you have?
I'm an artist (drawing, painting, etc.).
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I will continue to pursue my music and live my life with my family.
What are your personal goals in life?
To have a successful marriage and be a good father. To have a long-lasting career in music.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
That's a tough one.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time you perform?
I do push ups and vocal exercises.
Most embarassing moments?
I was taking photos with my first band and my leather pants ripped and my butt was showing. It was great.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Teaching my son to ride a bike. Making it to the top 24.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
I'd like to be a piano player.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who works hard. A good entertainer.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
All of them.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I wanted to be a martial arts film star when I was a teenager.
How has this changed your life?
I'm living my dream now.
Do you have any lucky charms?
Who are your heroes in life?
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
Fatherhood. Very challenging.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
If you win, who will you thank first?
God, then my wife, and so on and so on.