The Commonwealth of Kentucky is getting a lot of airtime on NBC's America's Got Talent. Last month Maceo native Marty Brown advanced to the Las Vegas round. And now a Marine veteran and coal miner from Pineville has done the same thing.

By now, we shouldn't be surprised that eastern Kentucky is a hotbed for great musical talent. Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, and the Judds are all country music LEGENDS who hail from the eastern part of the state.

And now, Pineville, Kentucky native Jimmy Rose has shown what coal country has to offer in terms of musical talent. On Tuesday night, he performed his sensational original song "Coal Keeps the Lights On" and floored the judges. And me. And now he's off to Vegas.

But, uh, send me a single first.