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|Birth name||Joel Philip Stacey|
|Born||January 21, 1978|
|Origin||Richmond, Kentucky, United States|
|Labels||Lyric Street, Reunion|
|Associated acts||Rascal Flatts|
Joel Philip Stacey (born January 21, 1978) is an American singer who first gained national attention on season 6 of the television talent show American Idol. After being eliminated from the competition on May 2, 2007, he was signed to a recording contract with Lyric Street Records. His debut single, "If You Didn't Love Me", was released to radio in early 2008 as the lead-off to his self-titled debut album, which was issued April 29, 2008, on Lyric Street. Stacey's second album, Into the Light, was released on August 25, 2009, via Reunion Records.
Life and career
Stacey was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. His mother, Adrell Horn, was born in Madison County, Kentucky and works as a nurse in Smyrna, Tennessee. His father, Gary Stacey, is a Church of God (Cleveland) minister who pastors a church. Both of Stacey's grandfathers, Carlie Horn and E.T. Stacey, were also Church of God pastors. Stacey grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and began singing in church. In 2001, he joined in the U.S. Navy, and was the lead vocalist for the Navy Band Southeast. In 2006, he served as the music minister for First Coast Christian Center in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Kendra and their two daughters, Chloe and McKayla.
Stacey graduated from Wichita Northwest High School in Wichita, Kansas in 1997. He attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He holds a degree in vocal performance from Lee, where he was a member of one of its auditioned choirs, Lee Singers, and part of that choir's internally selected traveling ensemble, Second Edition. He was eliminated from American Idol along with Chris Richardson in the top six results episode; no one had been eliminated the week before.
In late 2007, Stacey signed to a recording contract with Lyric Street Records. His first single "If You Didn't Love Me" was released to country radio on January 7, 2008 and peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It was written by Jason Sellers, Wendell Mobley, and Rascal Flatts' lead vocalist Gary LeVox. His self-titled debut album was released in April 2008. Stacey also released a promotional single entitled "Old Glory" in July, and parted ways with Lyric Street soon afterward.
In 2011, Stacey partnered with Market America to launch Conquer Entertainment as a tool for independent artists to reach more fans through networking. Together, they released the album, Faith, as a means to promote the program and reach more artists.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|US Christian||US Country||US|
|Into the Light||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|US Country||US Christian|
|2008||"If You Didn't Love Me"||28||—||Phil Stacey|
|2009||"Inside Out"||—||—||Into the Light|
|"You're Not Shaken"||—||17|
|2010||"Some Kind of Love"||—||32|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
Other charted songs
|2008||"Old Glory"||57||Into the Light|
|2008||"If You Didn't Love Me"||Roman White|
American Idol performances
|Week #||Theme||Song Choice||Original Artist||Order #||Result|
|Top 24 (12 Men)||N/A||I Could Not Ask for More||Edwin McCain||12||Safe|
|Top 20 (10 Men)||N/A||Missing You||John Waite||1||Safe|
|Top 16 (8 Men)||N/A||I Need You||LeAnn Rimes||7||Safe|
|Top 12||Diana Ross||I'm Gonna Make You Love Me||Dee Dee Warwick||7||Bottom 31|
|Top 11||British Invasion||Tobacco Road||The Nashville Teens||6||Safe|
|Top 10||No Doubt/Artist who inspire Gwen Stefani||Every Breath You Take||The Police||6||Bottom 31|
|Top 9||American Classics||Night and Day||Fred Astaire||2||Bottom 31|
|Top 8||Latin||Maria Maria||Santana & The Product G&B||5||Bottom 22|
|Top 7||Country||Where the Blacktop Ends||Keith Urban||1||Safe|
|Top 6||Inspirational||The Change||Garth Brooks||5||Safe|
|Top 63||Bon Jovi||Blaze of Glory||Bon Jovi||1||Eliminated|
- ^Note 1 Stacey was saved first from elimination.
- ^Note 2 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results in the particular night, Stacey was among in the bottom three but declared safe second when Haley Scarnato was eliminated.
- ^Note 3 Due to the Idol Gives Back performance, the Top 6 remained intact for another week.
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