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posted Friday, July 15, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 29
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Phillip Phillips feels right at home with Southern food, gay fans, and playing his music on stage

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

'American Idol' sang its last note in April, but the memories live on forever. The highly-rated reality TV series helped launch the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and that hot guy with the same first and last names, Phillip Phillips. The Atlanta native won the 11th season of the show, turning him into an overnight star who scored an instant top 10 hit with 'Home,' a song that was used in multiple TV ads and during coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. To date, the music video for that single has received over 46 million views on YouTube.

Phillips has been very busy since his breakthrough, performing sold-out concerts from coast to coast and releasing two well-received albums, The World from the Side of the Moon and Behind the Light, not to mention touring with big acts, including Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer. This weekend's concert at Woodland Park Zoo, with summer touring partner Matt Nathanson, sold out weeks ago.

Reached via email, perhaps from his hotel room or tour bus, or after taking a long, hot shower (let that image dance around in your head), Phillip Phillips took some time to speak with SGN. Here's what he had to say when he stepped into The Music Lounge.



Albert Rodriguez: What comes to mind when you hear the word 'Seattle'?

Phillip Phillips: When I hear the word 'Seattle,' I think great music, great food, and the coolest market.

Rodriguez: Can you talk about your performance at Woodland Park Zoo? How long will your set be, will you duet with Matt on any songs, do you include any covers?

Phillips: I normally play about 75-minute sets on this tour. Matt and I have shared the stage a few times, and you never know, we might share it again in Seattle. I include covers sometimes, but the set is different each night.

Rodriguez: For anyone who's never seen you in concert before, describe a Phillip Phillips live show: is there singing, dancing, what's the energy like?

Phillips: A Phillip Phillips live show includes a lot of funny dancing, tons of singing, and a jamming good time.

Rodriguez: Will you be playing with a full band, or is it an acoustic show?

Phillips: I will be playing with a full band. I occasionally play one or two songs acoustically.

Rodriguez: If I wanted to buy you a drink at a bar, what would you order?

Phillips: I would drink any whiskey.

Rodriguez: If we were to raid your tour bus, what would we find?

Phillips: If you raided my tour bus, you would find a bunch of food, clothes, and probably a lot of sleeping people.

Rodriguez: You're from the South, known for many things, including Southern cooking. What is your favorite home-cooked meal?

Phillips: My favorite home-cooked meal is cube steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, and butter beans. My wife also makes a mean 12-layer chocolate cake that I dream about.

Rodriguez: Are you comfortable with having gay male fans, who love your music and appreciate your handsome looks?

Phillips: I am comfortable having fans from all walks of life. The beauty of music is that it is for everyone.

Rodriguez: Does songwriting come naturally to you, or is it something you really have to focus on when it's time to record a new album?

Phillips: Songwriting is a funny thing. It comes easily sometimes, and other times it is a difficult process. It can be hard to get the right message across in the best way.

Rodriguez: We're both Virgos: your birthday is September 20, mine is September 22. What was the coolest birthday party you can remember? (by the way, happy early birthday to you!)

Phillips: Ah, thank you. Happy early birthday to you, too. I have had some good birthdays. My 23rd birthday I was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and celebrated with over 90,000 people at Rock In Rio. I would say that is a pretty hard one to top.

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