AMERICA'S GOT TALENT'S Michael Grimm Set for Harris Center/Three Stages, 9/22
With his soulful voice, trademark fedora and earthy, Southern manner, Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on Season Five of NBC's popular America's Got Talent. Parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a first-place finish, Michael took home the one-million-dollar prize and headlined the first-ever national America's Got Talent Tour. Now he's hitting the road with his Grimm's Fairytale Tour, which tells the rollercoaster story of his life in song. Opening for Grim is Austin's legendary Bill Carter.
Grimm's Fairytale takes us on a powerful journey from Grimm's childhood poverty, Southern Church upbringing, and playing for hat tips at age 11, to winning the Country Christian Music Award's "Star of Tomorrow" at age 17, moving to Vegas for Legends in Concert, and winning the coveted $1 million 1st place prize of NBC TV's then most popular music reality show, America's Got Talent to keeping his promise to build his grandparents who raised him a home after theirs was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina the incredible changes in his life that followed.
Michael Grimm in his Grimm's Fairytale Tour will perform on Sunday, September 22, 2013; 7:30 pm. Tickets are $19-$29; Premium $39; Students with ID are $15. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
Michael was raised by his grandmother, who played country classics from the likes of Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, George Jones, and Ray Price. When he was 11, he started playing for hat tips at a local club. At 17, he released John Wayne and Jesus, which garnered him the first-ever Country Christian Music Association (CCMA) "Star of Tomorrow" Covenant Award.
At age 21, after transitioning to blue-eyed soul, Michael moved to Las Vegas to perform in Legends in Concert, also working with some of music's biggest producers and stars. Then, in 2005, his life was changed forever when Hurricane Katrina decimated his hometown of Waveland and forced his grandparents into a FEMA trailer. All he wanted to do was find a way to help them.
Enter America's Got Talent. In the spring of 2010, Michael auditioned for the show, which debuted in June. His tremendous talent and genuine emotion over his grandparents' loss (he promised to build them a home if he won) resonated with 4 million+ viewers, who voted him the winner in the most talented year ever, after his roof-raising rendition of "When A Man Loves A Woman." Immediately, despite his humble and self-taught roots, a fedora-wearing super-star was born.