America’s Got Talent (AGT) winner Michael Grimm is one of the few new artists that has been able to stay true to his roots and his musical style on his debut album, which was released with Epic Records on May 17th. After twenty years of struggling to get his voice heard, Grimm’s win on AGT is still a shock to him, with the thought of his celebrity status in question.
Perhaps we should remind him? Opinionated Piers Morgan, judge on the AGT panel, compared the voice and poise of Grimm to that of a young Van Morrison. And with the heavy hitters he worked with for his debut album creation, he’s no doubt in the game. From working with Grammy-award winning producer Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, Elton John and the Rolling Stones) to collaborating with his idol Travis Tritt and Ann Wilson from Heart, Grimm has already done what some new artists only dream of doing in the lifetime of their career.
About working with Grimm, producer Don Was explained that he was thrilled to be on board the Grimm train saying, “I became aware of Michael Grimm several years ago and jumped at the chance to work with him after he won AGT. Michael is one of the greatest vocalists I have ever had the privilege to record. He is a world class singer with a level of professionalism that is extremely rare.”
Not only that but the heart and soul of Grimm is a rarity. During the show’s airing, Grimm showed the world his humble nature and emotional heart proclaiming that if he won the AGT title and the million dollar prize he would build his grandparents (whom were displaced by Hurricane Katrina) a new home.
I had the chance to chat with Grimm about his AGT win, whether he stayed true to his word on that home for his grandparents, the creation of his album, his dirty hobby and more.
Full audio interview below.
Exclusive Interview: America’s Got Talent winner Michael Grimm by danity
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