About Phil Stacey
Phil Stacey is a Recording Artist and Season 6 American Idol Top 5 Finalist. His first appearance on the sixth season of American Idol was a memorable one, as it was revealed that the United States Sailor 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 backstories of any of the Top 24 contestants. The son of a pastor, he had been singing in church since childhood and continued to pursue music as an adult, taking lessons while he was in college at Lee University. He married his wife, Kendra, who gave birth to their daughters Chloe and McKayla (the latter being born the day of his audition), and he supported his family as a U.S. Sailor, remaining on active duty as he appeared on the TV show.
While he was in the Navy, he regularly sang and appeared in Navy-sponsored music events. 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).
Stacey truly hit his stride during country week, which set the stage for his subsequent career as a recording artist. Following Idol, he signed with Lyric Street Records and began working on an album.
“I know what I stand for,” Phil says. “My life revolves around my faith, my family and music. I love being active in my church and I was proud during “Idol” to represent the Navy.”