Phillip Phillips, the Leesburg “Idol” winner for season 11, is still in the middle of the “Idol Live” tour but he took advantage of a day off to fly down to Atlanta Friday to perform for the Bud Light Downtown Touchdown Centennial Olympic Park free concert sponsored in part by 680/The Fan, the sports station.
Phillips also got to see some family who drove up from South Georgia and pocket some extra moulah, too.
The sports station got him to do a quick three-song acoustic set on the 44th floor overlooking Centennial Olympic Park where Ventana’s is located. With the Bank of America building as a backdrop, he and his guitarist buddy gave about 50 people (mostly from sponsor Georgia’s Own Credit Union) a mini-concert and photo shoot. A man of few words, he said little but grinned a lot, looked just happy to be there to perform.
Having just interviewed him a month ago, I didn’t set up a time to talk to him but I did get my picture taken and asked him quickly about his album release. He confirmed it wasn’t coming out until early January instead of the Christmas season. He also feels better, post kidney stone surgery, though isn’t 100%. I joked that he wasn’t quite ready to run a marathon. He isn’t much of an exercise guy anyway, he said. He walks at most. (The virtues of being 21!).
The virtue of being in such a small setting with Phillip was the ability to take some great photos. Here are a few more below:
Watch a bit of him performing “Home”:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk