July 01, 2008 07:58 PM by Joe Reality
American Idol 6 finalist Phil Stacey is releasing the patriotic anthem “Old Glory” to country radio for airplay over the Fourth of July holiday. As American Idol fans might remember, Phil Stacey served as a member of the United States Navy.
Before auditioning for American Idol, Stacey was a Musician Third Class at Navy Band Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. Since finishing his American Idol run, Stacey has completed his 4 year Navy commitment, and he is still a member of the Navy Reserves.
Phil Stacey also signed with Lyric Street Records, which is also home to fellow American Idol finalists Josh Gracin and Bucky Covington. Stacey wrote “Old Glory” while he was serving on active duty in the Navy.
“Phil has been playing this song during radio visits, his live shows and even a few weeks ago at the Grand Ole Opry where he got a standing ovation,” said Lyric Street VP Promotion Kevin Herring. “The song always gets a great reaction and we’ve fielded a lot of calls from our friends in radio asking where they can get the song.”
“I’m proud to have the chance to record this song,” said Phil Stacey. “I wrote it several years ago while I was still in the Navy and it means a lot to get to share it with all the country music fans to honor our service members.”
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