News - Aug 29, 2022
'American Idol' winner Noah Thompson will perform live in his home state this summer. As part of the free Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, Thompson, the first contestant from Kentucky to win the long-running televised music competition, will perform at the Kentucky State Fair on Wednesday.
Thompson told The Courier-Journal, "Oh man, I can't wait; I love the energy of a big crowd." Putting on a show for a huge crowd is amazing. It's hard to imagine this former sheetrock hanger from Louisa, Kentucky, was hanging Sheetrock for a living last year with his stage presence and confidence. Thompson has always loved music but wasn't sure he was any good, but things have changed fast for him.
It was Arthur Johnson, one of his coworkers, who recognized his talent. In 2017, Johnson signed Thompson up for the "Idol Across America" virtual audition and recorded his performance. "American Idol" producers selected Thompson to perform live in front of Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie, and Luke Bryan. As they say, the rest is history. "I couldn't find 'American Idol'. I was introduced to 'American Idol' by my buddy. I signed up for it," Thompson told the judges of "American Idol."
Thompson ended his construction career on May 23, 2022, and began a new career in music. Thompson's life changed immediately after he was crowned "American Idol" winner. Alongside country music star Chayce Beckham, he performed at the Country Music Awards Fest. You can now listen to Thompson's new single, "Stay," on Apple Music and Spotify. His songwriting and recording skills have also been sharpened by working with country music stars like Jimmy Robbins.