CITIES 97 SAMPLER VOLUME 24 Release Party
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The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills— and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold. Now, with a Billboard Hot 100 top-ten debut under his belt, the Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter is gearing up to record his first album for 19 entertainment/Interscope Records.
It's been nearly four full years since Nashville singer/songwriter Erin McCarley released her debut album, Love, Save The Empty. A compilation of moody folk-tinged pop/rock, that record established McCarley as the Mandy Moore to Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson's Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Her star may not have shined as brightly as those of her genre peers, but McCarley was still grounded—and certainly talented—enough to become a force to be reckoned with in her own right.