|Age (at audition)||46|
Walt Winston, though listed as a "telemarketer." he was never a telemarketer at all but is actually a retired radio personality / sportscaster / newscaster (1986-2008) and is now, once again a truck driver (2008-2009, 2014). Winston wrote his single "Truck Drivers Aren't Supposed To Cry" after he missed his sister's funeral, after his oldest sister died while he was in truck driving school in 2008. Walt also writes and performs his own material published through BMI, and has been a member of BMI since 1988, celebrated 25 years as a songwriter/publisher with BMI in April 2013. In 2015, Walt will celebrate 35 Years as a performer, and 30 years as a recording artist.
Walt Winston's audition in Episode 604 consisted of him performing his 2008 Online #1 Hit single: "Truck Drivers Aren't Supposed to Cry," a folk song he composed. Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all buzzed the act. Morgan and Osbourne both voted "No," eliminating him from the competition.
After the Show
Although it was not televised, Walt Winston auditioned again for Season 7, Performing His #1 Hit Single "Have You Seen My Heart" in St. Louis  with his wife and son on stage. Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne buzzed the act. he was eliminated again. "Have You Seen My Heart?" was written by Walt Winston and published by Wally Goat Music (BMI) 2011.
On September 8, 2017 Walt's wife Christine died at their home in St Louis after a lengthy illness.