Fame can be such a dangerous thing. Once they suck you in, it becomes hard to let go. The same thing happened with Kevin Skinner. The winner of the fourth season of ‘Americas Got Talent’ skinner faded away from the media faster than the melting snow itself.
Since 2012, Skinner has stopped posting on his Facebook account and even went aloof from the public. Because of it, many fans have been curious about him. Some also speculated him to be dead, but it turned out to be false news.
Here are some of the facts about Kevin.
Kevin Skinner: Quick Facts
|Patrick Kevin Skinner
|February 25, 1974
|McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Early Life and Education
The Skinner, the talented singer, and songwriter was born on February 25, 1974, in McCracken County, Kentucky, the United States of America. Born as Patrick Kevin Skinner, there is not much information when it comes to his education.
Similarly, he is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Also, he has three siblings named Jennifer, Rodney, and Michael. He was influenced by his father, Joe Skinner, a musician himself and an avid fan of Hank Williams. With that, he started playing guitar at the age of 12.
Age and Height
Born in the year 1974, the country musician is 45 years old as of now. He celebrates his birthday every year on the 25th of February, a few days after Valentine’s day. Also, his birth sign is Pisces.
Moreover, Skinner stands at a height of 6 feet(183 cm) while his weight and other measurements are still unknown. But looking at him, Skinner has got a slim body with a fair skin complexion. He has golden-brown hair and attractive eyes.
Kevin Skinner: America’s Got Talent
Kevin was an aspiring singer who was inspired by his father to take up music. He dreamt of being big someday, but it only became true once he auditioned for (AGT) America’s Got Talent. In 2009, Skinner auditioned for the talent show competition 2009.
Nonetheless, Skinner made his first appearance with his rendition of the song ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes,’ initially performed by Garth Brooks. Skinner received positive reviews from the judges and was chosen for the main draw.
Likewise, he made many fans by singing songs like ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Bob Dylan, ‘Always on My Mind’ by Brenda Lee, and even sang ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing’ by Aerosmith. With his husky voice and scruffy looks, Skinner brought out the emotions of the songs.
Nonetheless, he won the fourth season of the show and even bagged $1 million as a cash prize. He chose to have it paid out over the next 40 years. Following the win, Kevin signed a contract with Cypress Tree record label in the hope of making it big in the music industry.
Likewise, he started working on his debut album and finally, on March 17, 2010, released his debut single, ‘Long Ride.’ But the reviews were nowhere near right, and the album failed to chart successfully.
Even then, the country singer did not give up and went on tour to support his album. After that, Skinner recorded the live album ‘Kevin Skinner: Live and Unplugged’ and released it in March 2011. However, fate did not change, and it took the course of his debut album.
Net Worth and Income
Kevin, just like most of the competition winners, Kevin did not have a successful career as wished for. It has become like the ultimate truth. However, he did accumulate an impressive amount thanks to his prize money and his albums and singles’ modest sales.
As of now, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million. It could have been better, but his sudden halt in his career harmed his music career.
Kevin Skinner: Divorced, Health Issue, and Children
Kevin was a happily married man who was married to his then-wife, Kristen Skinner. The couple has two children together; a son and a daughter named Sydney. Everything looked perfect, and he had just won the competition too.
However, there was trouble in paradise. His wife, Kristen, left him right after the show, which was unexpected. As of now, the reason has not been disclosed. Not to mention, Skinner’s career was going downhill; not having enough sales were troubling him intensely.
Likewise, Skinner was also rumored to be suffering from some mental issues which prevented him from performing on stage. After the year 2014, he voluntarily disappeared from the public and went aloof. But it has come to news that Skinner is trying to get back his career.
Social Media Presence
As of now, the winner and musician, Skinner, are not active in any form of social media accounts. Not even Twitter and Instagram.