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Phil Stacey debuts video this week

Thursday, March 13, 2008 – American Idol Season 6 finalist Phil Stacey debuted the video for his first single, "If You Didn't Love Me" at Country Music Television and Great American Country. Both music networks added "If You Didn't Love Me" into rotation.

Stacey's debut is set for release April 29 on Lyric Street.

"The video shoot was a great experience," Stacey wrote in his blog for USA Today. "It was directed by Roman White, whom Idol fans may recognize from all of Carrie Underwood's videos, including 'Before He Cheats' and 'So Small,' and the video of Kelly Clarkson's duet with Reba on 'Because of You.' Needless to say, I feel I'm in good company. If the video can help propel me to a seven-times platinum record, you won't hear me complaining about it."

"The video is set in an old motel, where you will see several different storylines of people who depend on the love of others," he wrote. "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."

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