Phillip Phillips Live in Concert in the Collins Arena
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About Phillip Phillips
The same day that Leesburg, Georgia, bred Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol's Season 11 Finale, the 22-year-old songwriter/guitarist released "Home," a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills.
“Home” marked the biggest opening sales week for an Idol winner's debut; the track has since gone Triple Platinum and was used as the soundtrack for the 2012 US Olympics Women's Gymnastics team.
More recently, the single has become the unofficial theme for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Phillip Phillips released his debut album “The World From The Side of the Moon” in November 2012, where it debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and subsequently reached Gold status.
Phillips will release his second single “Gone Gone Gone,” this month.
Phillips first began making music when he was 14, thanks largely to his sister’s boyfriend (now husband) Ben Neil, who taught him how to play guitar. Phillips kept studying on his own, mostly by playing along to the karaoke machine, and soon found himself mastering riffs from classic rock tracks such as Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” and Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train."
Several years later, Phillips formed an acoustic band with his sister and brother-in-law, and added singing to his repertoire. After graduating high school, he began studying industrial systems technology at Albany Technical College in Georgia while continuing to play music with his brother-in-law. With encouragement from family and friends, Phillips took a break from working in his family’s pawn shop and auditioned for American Idol in the summer of 2011—and found himself tearing through powerful, full-throated performances of songs by artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett, much to the enthusiastic approval of American Idol audiences.
He has recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and will be joining Matchbox 20 for a series of concerts later in the year.
Phillips channels a soulful spirit into acoustic-driven rock with an earthy, authentic sound. “I’m still so amazed at how this has worked out,” says Phillips. “I knew I’d always have music no matter what, but I never imagined that it would get to this level. I’m so excited to just get going and have a great time doing it."