The Willis Clan
When 12 brothers and sisters from Tennessee auditioned on Season 9 of "America's Got Talent" by singing an Appalachian-infused version of "My Favorite Things," the judges weren't the only ones who fell in love. Before bowing out in the quarter-finals, the Willis Clan wowed millions of new fans with their music and original sound. The family's musical influence is inspired by their own traditional Irish roots, and combines with country, pop, sacred, and even barbershop. The Willis Clan have won dozens of medals in the USA and in Ireland, and appear in may Irish festivals across the country. It was their career defining appearances on "America's Got Talent" that alerted the country to this unique clan opening the door to become regulars on the Grand Ole Opry and allowing the close-knit family to share the music that has connected them to the past, and made the future possible.