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Phil Stacey’s defining moment on American Idol came during Country Week, well into the competition. “Country Week was the first one that had anything to do with my background,” he says. “It was my chance to sing music I could really relate to, that drew on who I am and what I’d grown up around.”

Phil’s path toward a country music career began in a childhood molded by two equally strong influences. The first was the ministry, which had shaped both sides of his family for generations. The other was music. Phil grew up singing in church and later became a member of the prestigious Lee Singers.

Intending to pursue a career in music after graduating from college, Phil was compelled to join the Navy after the attacks of September 11.

While stationed in Jacksonville, FL as lead singer of the Navy Band Southeast, he performed music by Garth Brooks, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and James Taylor, a rounding out of tastes that served him well when he finally hit Idol. Then, with Country Week, it all came full circle. “Randy said, ‘Dude, you’re gonna have a big career in country,’ and that was the night even Simon agreed,” he says. “And I was thinking, ‘Thank God, because this is me. I’m finally getting to do something I love to do.’”

After the 55-city Idol tour wrapped in September 2007, Phil immediately re-enlisted in the Naval Reserves. He moved his family to Nashville, signed with Lyric Street Records, and began recording his debut album with producer Wayne Kirkpatrick.


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  • davidn87

    Anyone know where to download his album?

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • onitorment

    I didn't know he was goiing country.

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • eztapjr

    PPhil Phil Stacey is amazing !!! Get his album now in stores.. I supp

    18 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Nudnicca

    I like him:)

    13 Jul 2008 Reply
  • nicepsissico

    Phil Stacey is the best !

    4 May 2008 Reply
  • Mattluck

    better vote for new picture~

    2 May 2008 Reply
  • Mattluck

    his album is great

    1 May 2008 Reply
  • darkhorizonx

    If You Didn't Love Me is a great song! I'm glad Phil is taking a country route. (:

    21 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Mattluck

    if you didin't love me is so good

    9 Jan 2008 Reply
  • minoimbruglia

    if you didin't love me is pretty cool. well done, phil!

    8 Jan 2008 Reply
  • googoobox20

    Check out register for the yahoo! group then look in the LINK folder. It has mp3s of every performance

    25 May 2007 Reply
  • Euphony11

    Phil was one of my favs on AI.. Does anyone know where i can find some of his songs besides iTunes? Like a fan forum or something?

    25 May 2007 Reply
  • khorgan1

    I love him so much!

    16 May 2007 Reply
  • whyworry

    I can't wait to see him on tour! He's the only one worth seeing live.. LOVE him <3

    16 May 2007 Reply
  • razzle_spazzle

    He was so good Tuesday! I'm gonna miss this guy.

    5 May 2007 Reply
  • CioffDogg

    Got kicked off far before he should have been. I'd rather have him than Jordin. He was robbed.

    4 May 2007 Reply
  • nigels

    Sorry to see you go down in a blaze of glory but you did a nice job of that Bon Jovi Song!

    3 May 2007 Reply
  • JordanPink

    This guys voice is really good!

    25 Apr 2007 Reply
  • whyworry

    so i'm pretty much in love with this guy. my votes will definitely go to Phil.. I just hope he can stick it out another week until top 5 when Jon Bon Jovi coaches :)

    23 Apr 2007 Reply
  • CioffDogg

    He's my vote for most improved. He did amazing last week and I don't see why he's being labeled as the worst when you have Chris still up there (Chris should have been gone a while ago) Very underrated performer.

    22 Apr 2007 Reply
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