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Texas Tenors, True Champions - Monday on NBC

The Texas Tenors return to America’s Got Talent and their “spin-off” show, “The Champions” this Monday, January 28 at 8/7C on NBC.

The trio rose to stardom in 2009 when they competed on the 4th America’s Got Talent season and made it to the finale. They are considered the most successful music group and the third highest selling artist in the history of America's Got Talent. The three-time Emmy Award Winners, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins, and John Hagen, “take pride in remaining the same self-managed and self-produced ‘three friends with a dream’.”

The classically-trained trio has strong ties to Iowa. Marcus Collins has Iowa roots and attended Drake University. John Hagen is a Waverly native who received his masters in vocal performance from the University of Northern Iowa. John has performed a vast array of operatic and Broadway roles, in addition to many performances with symphonies across the country. John and Marcus certainly give Iowans something to be proud of.

John Hagen joins IPR’s Jacqueline Halbloom for an exclusive interview. Listen below to hear it.

Jacqueline Halbloom is a Sr. Music Producer and Classical Music Host