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Growing up in the small town of Leesburg, Georgia, Phillips started playing music at the age of 14. He would work at his family’s pawn shop to make some money on the side while attending Lee County High School and Albany Technical College, where he graduated with a degree in industrial systems technology.
Bouncing around different local venues and events playing music to gain recognition, Phillips took a shot and auditioned for the second season of America’s Got Talent, where he was rejected.
Obviously the folks at AGT didn’t know what they were looking at because Phillips proved his worth by running the table and later being crowned American Idol. He’s currently finishing up his debut album The World from the Side of the Moon.
His first single “Home” became the unofficial theme song of the 2012 U.S. Olympics teams, particularly for Women’s Gymnastics and Needham’s own Aly Raisman…give it a listen below!
Did You Know?
Phillips suffers from a kidney condition that produces stones so large he cannot pass them. You may remember on American Idol that Phillips was battling the illness all season. Soon after Idol wrapped up, he had the kidney stones removed as well as reconstructive surgery on his kidney. He’s doing much better now.
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Phillip Phillips on Mix
- Phillip Phillips Gives Back To Staten Island With Help From PS22
- Phil Phillips Sings National Anthem At World Series
- From Georgia To Hollywood: American Idol Phillip Phillips’ Journey “Home”
- You Review It: American Idols Live!
- Phillip Phillips Meets Aly Raisman At Our Mix Lounge
- Phillips: Thankful “Home” Became An Olympic Theme
- Phillip Phillips Advice to Aly Raisman On Fame: “Talk Nonsense.”
- Phillip Phillips Performs in the Mix Lounge
- Phillip Phillips Cites Daughtry, Casey Abrams As “Idol” Influences