Milligan Soars to #1 on iTunes Country Album Chart
as well as #1 on iTunes Country Video Chart
Texas Traditionalist Meets Honky Tonker
Earns a Standing Ovation
Making the absolute most of a massive national TV audience, emerging country artist, Stoney Creek’s Drake Milligan mesmerized the America’s Got Talent audience last night (6/7), performing his high-energy honky tonker “Sounds Like Something I’d Do.”
Uncorking the twangy track with a restless rhythm, his booming baritone vocal and dynamic stage presence, the fresh face crushed his moment in the spotlight. By the end, Milligan had wowed judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel, earning a standing ovation.
Watch Drake Milligan’s magnetic “Sounds Like Something I’d Do” performance here.
Part of his 2021 self-titled EP, Milligan’s “Sounds Like Something I’d Do” performance was the high point of his appearance on the primetime NBC show, but it wasn’t all Milligan had to offer.
Judge Howie Mandel claims “I think that song’s a hit. And I think you’re a hit. You’re like the new Elvis of country. I think you’re going to break out from this particular song, this particular moment, on this particular night.”
Speaking with host and talent icon Simon Cowell, who asked “so you think this is the platform to showcase your talent best?”
Milligan’s response was spot on. He explained that by appearing on the show, he was in some ways walking in his hero Elvis Presley’s blue-suede shoes. Milligan reminded viewers that The King scored his big break on TV as well, when he sang and swiveled on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956.
Following the performance, Simon Cowell took to his socials proclaiming, “I really believe Drake Milligan is a future star.” The performance has already racked up over 1.4 million views and Milligan’s self-titled EP shot to No. 1 on iTunes Country Album Chart. Simultaneously, Milligan’s performance has peaked at No. 1 on iTunes Country Video Chart.
Listen to the whole EP here.
On social media, the young star noted that he was humbled and proud to perform traditional Country music for millions of AGT viewers.
Drake Milligan released his Tony Brown produced self-titled EP in 2021, and later that year dropped his “Cowgirl for Christmas” holiday single. He is currently on tour with dates scheduled throughout the Midwest through July, including stops in St. Louis, Kansas City and Indianapolis.