KILLEEN — Inspiring the next generation in her hometown, Rose Short from NBC's The Voice returned to Killeen to give her sage knowledge to the Patterson Middle School Boys Honor Choir as they prepare for their state competition.
"Just set your mind to it and just do it," Short said.
Short talked about once having to put her passion for singing aside to pay the bills. But after taking a chance on herself, she has fans from across the county.
Short enlightened the choir to what she feels is the path to her true fulfillment.
"The message that I wanted to give to the kids is be confident in what you really want to do, you know I heard a lot of them say 'I want to be this but if that doesn't work out' and its like no...no, be confident in what you want to do and just stick to it," Short said.
As the first middle school state honor choir from Killeen ISD in the last 20 years, Short explained shes honored to help usher the next generation of dreamers from her hometown during this exciting time.
"Its about being an example to the kids and letting them know like you can do this and it is possible that somebody from your home town can make it," Short said.
Rose Short will begin touring March 7 2020 in Killeen, with planned performances across the nation.
Short started singing when she was 5 years old, and her father was stationed in Germany. Before auditioning for The Voice, she worked at a male maximum-security prison.
She won fourth place on the show.