January 07, 2008 05:49 AM by Jennifer_Brown
We remember him as the guy with all the hats who blew us ladies away with his strong voice, soulful eyes, and undying affection for his wife, Kendra.
American Idol season 6 finalist, Phil Stacey, will release his debut single, “If You Didn’t Love Me,” to country radio today.
“I’m so excited to have found this song and that it’ll be my very first single,” Phil says. “The lyrics of the song mean a lot to me because it’s a great love song that everyone can relate to and I feel like it tells the story of my marriage.”
Phil, an enlisted soldier in the United States Navy, studied vocal performance at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. In 2007, he performed on American Idol, and, after a 55-city national tour with Idol, settled down in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.
“I’ve been blessed with an amazingly supportive wife,” Phil says, “and with all the things we’ve been through together…having her made everything so much easier. I don’t know where I’d be today without her.”
“If You Didn’t Love Me,” was produced by Wayne Kirkpatrick (Little Big Town) and written by Wendell Mobley, Jason Sellers, and Gary LeVox (of Rascall Flatts).
Listen for “If You Didn’t Love Me” on country radio today (Jan. 7th), and look for Phil’s debut CD, on which “If You Didn’t Love Me” will be the lead single, in April 2008.
American Idol 7 premieres Jan. 15 on FOX.
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