Phillip Phillips Claims Record Label Said If He Recorded "Home," They'd Leave Him Alone

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: Nick WalkerPhillip Phillips has gone on record as saying initially, he didn’t like his debut single “Home,” which has become the best-selling single ever released by an American Idol alum. Now, he claims his record label essentially offered him a musical bribe to cut that single.

According to the Virginian-Pilot, Phillip claims that when he was making his debut album The World from the Side of the Moon, his record label offered him a deal: if he would only cut the folk-rock flavored songs “Home” and “Gone Gone Gone,” he could do whatever he wanted with the rest of the album. He took the deal, and watched those two songs — neither of which he wrote — become the album’s only big hits.

When it came time for him to make his new album Behind the Light, though, Phillip says his label backed off. “They let me do the record how I felt was right,” he tells the paper, noting that while he got feedback from the head of the record company, he was in control, and wrote or co-wrote every song. “That’s why …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC