Phillip Phillips Biography
Phillip Phillips was born on September 20, 1990, in Leesburg, Georgia USA. He first began making music when he was fourteen, thanks largely to his older sister's boyfriend. Phillips kept on studying guitar on his own and soon found himself mastering riffs from Classic-Rock tracks like 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, Phillips began studying industrial systems technology at Albany Technical College in Georgia and continued playing music with his brother-in-law. With encouragement from his family and friends, he took a break from working in his family's pawn shop and auditioned for American Idol talent contest in summer 2011.
Phillip Phillips emerged victorious from the 11th season of the Fox TV show and subsequently he released his debut album, "The World From The Side Of The Moon", in November 2012. The disc includes the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit single "Home".