Lufkin native Fenley appearing in first semi-final round of AGT

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - After learning he'll be able to perform at Radio City Music Hall one more time on "America's Got Talent," Lufkin native and musician Dave Fenley is hitting the road for the next week to take care of some prior commitments.

In a phone interview Thursday, Fenley, who was waiting on a flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York, said he went through a range of emotions when he heard he would go through to the semifinal round of "America's Got Talent."

"It's crazy," he said. "First you're excited that you're going to the next round, then you feel bad for the others, but knowing I can play on that stage again is overwhelming."

Fenley said he has to hit the road to fulfill some prior commitments, as he had been booked to play at different venues. His first performance comes Thursday night in Virginia.

"They knew about these commitments, but they put me in the first week of the semifinals anyway," he said. "Everyone else gets six full days of rehearsals. I get one."

"I believe a lot in karma and in doing the right thing," he said. "It's a difficult thing to balance, but I think in the end, I'll be proud of what I've done."

Fenley said he has been battling a cold and threw his voice out in his performance of "Trouble" on Tuesday.

"I couldn't even talk for the first three or four hours today," he said. "Hopefully, I'll have a voice tonight."

Fenley will perform on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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