Ex-marine Jimmy Rose, 32, performed original song “Coal Keeps the Lights On” on America’s Got Talent Season 8 week 6 in New Orleans Tuesday night, July 9.

Jimmy joined the US Marines after quitting job in coal mine. He plays “The Coal Song” as a dedication to his upbringing and his hometown Kentucky.

Jimmy Rose  32   AGT 2013 New Orleans Auditions   VideoScreencap photo via Daily Motion

According to the judge Howie, “You have a great country sound and heart. I think you are great.”

Heidi, “I think you have a very beautiful and very natural voice.”

Melanie, “You have a GREAT voice!”

Howard, “That was a damn good song. I think your voice is very, very strong. And as a programmer of radio stations, I would have added your record and put it on the air.”

Do you think Jimmy can make it to the finals? Watch his performance below.