America's Got Talent Winner: No More Chicken Catching for Me!

Celebrity News Sep. 17, 2009 AT 2:12PM
America's Got Talent Winner: No More Chicken Catching for Me! Credit: Trae Patton/NBC

After Kevin Skinner, a chicken farmer from Kentucky, beat an opera singer on last night's finale of America's Got Talent, he could barely express his excitement.

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"It's more than words can explain," he told Usmagazine.com after the show. "I'm 35, so I have been chasing the dream for awhile, and it hasn't come true [until now]... I had never experienced anything like that and probably never will again."

After winning the $1 million top prize on the show's fourth season, the guitar-strumming Skinner doesn't know yet what he'll do with the cash.

"I hadn’t really thought about the money," he told Us. "I'm thinking more right now about what I’m going to do in Vegas."

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As part of his win, he will headline the America's Got Talent variety show in Las Vegas in October.

"I'm excited about it," he said. "I have always been a performer... If you’re a performer you know how that feels. It’s good. It’s like flying a kite. It’s natural. You sing to the people, you sing to your fans, you try to be real."

But will he try to be a chicken-catcher any longer?

"Yeah, yeah -- no!" he told Us.

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