Chanteur Country US né Joel Philip Stacey, le 21 Janvier 1978 à Richmond (Kentucky).
Stacey's first appearance on the sixth season of American Idol was a
memorable one: it was revealed that the Navy officer was missing the birth of
his second daughter in order to audition for the show in Memphis. It was a
memorable introduction to the American public, presenting the Jacksonville, FL,
native in a very appealing light. Of course, it helped that Stacey — age 29 at
the start of the show in 2007 — had one of the strongest back-stories of any of
the Top 24 contestants in the 2007 American Idol. The son of a pastor, he
had been singing in church since he was a child and continued to pursue music as
an adult, taking lessons while he was in college. He married his wife, Kendra,
who gave birth to their daughters Chloe and Machaela (the latter being born the
week of his AmIdol audition), and he supported his family as a Naval
officer, remaining on active duty as he appeared on the TV show.
While he was in the Navy, he regularly sang and wrote songs, appearing in Navy-sponsored music events, including an American Idol-styled competition that he won. Encouraged by a friend, he auditioned for the show and made it from the Memphis rounds to Hollywood, where he eventually made it into the Top 24 (the Navy reassigned him to California so he could compete). The first week on the show, Stacey sang Edwin McCain's "I Could Not Ask for More," which judge Randy Jackson proclaimed as "hot!," elaborating that Stacey gave the best performance of the guys that week. The second week brought a performance of John Waite's "Missing You," which was praised by Jackson and fellow judge Paula Abdul, as well as the show's voting public. Stacey truly hit his stride during country week, which set the stage for his subsequent career as a recording artist. Following Idol, Stacey signed with Lyric Street Records and began working on an album, the first single from which, a song called "If You Didn't Love Me," was released to country stations early in 2008. His self-titled debut followed in April.
Talents : Singer, Guitar
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Pop Idol, Pop Rock
Years in activity :
|04/2008||CD LYRIC STREET 000168002 (US)||PHIL STACEY - It's Who You Know / Looking Like Love / If You Didn't Love Me / No Way Around A River / 'Round Here / Be Good To Each Other / Find You / You Are Mine / What I'm Fighting For / Still Going Through / Identity|
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