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Phillip Phillips moves beyond 'Idol'

Phillip Phillips moves beyond 'Idol'

They say fame changes people, but even after winning “American Idol” and releasing a platinum-selling album, Leesburg, Ga.-based singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips wants nothing more than to be himself. “I already knew what kind of artist I was and knew what type of music that was 'me,'” Phillips said on the phone recently while on tour in Buffalo, N.Y. Phillips — who is co-headlining Merriweather Post Pavilion with O.A.R. on Saturday — took the “Idol” crown in 2012 after wowing judges and viewers with his commanding vocals and guitar playing. He then found success on Billboard's adult contemporary and pop charts with his...