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Stacey signs with Christian label

Thursday, January 29, 2009 – Apparently it's one and done for Phil Stacey and his record deal with Lyric Street Records, but expect to hear more music from Stacey soon.

The former American idol finalist announced via his MySpace blog Wednesday that he signed a new record deal with Reunion, a Christian music division of Sony based in the Nashville area.

'I have officially joined the Sony family by signing with Provident/Reunion Records. Stay tuned for a release date - hopefully early summer this year," he wrote.

"I am working on the record with producer Brown Bannister. He is amazing at what he does and we have some phenomenal material to work with. Many of you have told me that you love the song Old Glory, which I wrote several years ago. I am very happy to say that I am writing a good amount for this record!!"

Stacey released his Lyric Street debut in April 2008, but had no major hits or commercial success with the CD.

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