Contestants on "American Idol" have found a very receptive audience in country music with "Idol" graduates Carrie Underwood, Josh Gracin and Kellie Pickler all making an impact on the genre.See Also:
Country's latest "Idol" alum is Phil Stacey, whose new video, "If You Didn't Love Me," debuted yesterday on GAC.
"The video is set in an old motel, where you will see several different storylines of people who depend on the love of others," Phil writes in a blog on USA Today's website. "I found the storyline very touching, since the reason I chose the song to begin with was my dependence on the love of my wife. By the way, my wife got to be in the video, too, which was very cool for both of us."
Phil's debut album will be released April 29.
Meanwhile, "Idol" judge Randy Jackson has a new CD in stores today. Titled Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, it features "Idol" contestants Katharine McPhee and Elliott Yamin, fellow judge Paula Abdul and one track with Travis Tritt and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Travis and Richie hook up on a song called "Willing To Try."
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