'AGT' contestant Drake Milligan on being called 'the new Elvis of country' and his Texas roots

The Elvis-inspired country singer sang his original songs 'Sounds Like Something I'd Do' and 'Kiss Goodbye All Night' on 'America's Got Talent'

Drake Milligan, an aspiring country artist from Fort Worth, Texas stepped out onto the "America's Got Talent" stage, in front of four distinguished judges

With his band beside him, he wanted to "come out swinging" with his own original song, "Sounds Like Something I’d Do,"

and the response he received was not something that the rising country artist could have ever predicted.

Both songs Milligan has performed on "AGT," "Sounds Like Something I’d Do" and "Kiss Goodbye All Night," soared to the top of the country charts.

He received a standing ovation from all four judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofía Vergara and got the rest of the crowd on their feet.

He made it through the auditions to the live shows and then was one of two acts who made it into the show’s finale based on fan votes.

"The response has been such a whirlwind," Milligan told Fox News Digital, who has been called "the new Elvis of country."

"I’m just trying to enjoy every moment of it, because it’s all you kind of dream of as a songwriter and entertainer," he added.

Even though "AGT" has really been put Milligan into the limelight, and has been the vessel through which he can share his energetic performances that have engaged millions

the journey really began years ago. For Milligan, it started when he was a kid growing up in Texas who was simply fascinated by Elvis Presley.