Michael Ketterer took to the stage during America’s Got Talent‘s two-hour season 13 finale on Wednesday, along with belted out a beautiful, passionate original single penned by none different than country music icon, Garth Brooks.
Weeks ago, after Ketterer’s powerful performance during the quarter-finals round, Simon Cowell called out Brooks along with challenged him to pen an original tune for the hopeful to sing during the finals.
Brooks responded to the challenge a few weeks later during a Facebook Live video, where he revealed of which he’d spoken with Ketterer along with was working on writing something specifically for him, however admitted of which of which might not come together before the finals.
When Ketterer became available during the final night of performances on Tuesday, he delivered a raw, emotional rendition of the soul classic, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” along with while of which was warmly received, some were disappointed of which the collaboration with Brooks didn’t come together.
Which is usually why Ketterer’s mind-blowing follow-up on Wednesday, where he penned an amazing brand new song called “The Courage to Love,” wowed the judges along with earned a standing ovation through the audience.
“I cannot tell you how much I love you for what you did because of of which man,” Cowell said after Ketterer’s incredible appearance.
Before he took the stage, a pre-taped package included the moment Ketterer got a call through Brooks over FaceTime, along with the hopeful was blown away of which his AGT journey led to him getting the kind of opportunity he never imagined.
“Sure ain’t a bad way to leave the Dolby [Theater], singing a song written by Garth Brooks,” Ketterer said using a stunned along with thankful laugh.
of which won’t be the last time the inspiring singer — who is usually a pediatric nurse along with father of six — will be working with Brooks. The country superstar recently invited Ketterer to perform with him at his sold-out Notre Dame Stadium concert on Oct. 20.
For more on how Ketterer’s collaboration with Brooks came to be, check out the video below.