Phil Stacey’s Christian label debut, Into the Light, brings the artist full circle from his early days of singing gospel music before gaining national prominence as a top-five finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.
Although having a strong gospel music background, Stacey was offered a chance to try out his country leanings by signing with Disney’s Hollywood Records for his first post-Idol release, the self-titled Phil Stacey (2008). After connecting with Provident Music Group President Terry Hemmings at an event honoring Michael W. Smith, Stacey opted to follow that country release by plunging into Christian music on Into the Light.
“Given the recent past, it’s understandable that people are quick to ask me about the musical side of what I do,” Stacey said. “I enjoy talking about the music, too. In fact, I love it. But the biggest hope I have is that what I do will help draw people to God—whether that’s through the songs I write; how I conduct myself on stage; or, more importantly, the ways I relate to other people. Everything I did with American Idol has readied me for this platform and this album. This is where I feel at home, and I can’t wait for people to hear these songs.”
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