Phil Vassar - The 2014 Tour
Nashville Country icon Phil Vassar is back in action, touring back and forth across
the US from the Heartland to the South. Phil has been one of the most important figures in the country music scene for decades,
and you should not miss him when he comes to a location near you. He'll be playing at venues in: Nashville, TN; Wichita, KS;
Denver, CO; Pawhuska, OK; Dubuque, IA; Columbus and Akron, OH; Bloomington and Warsaw, IN; Dewey Beach, DE; Leesburg, VA;
Atlantic City, NJ; Marinette and Milwaukee, WI; Hermiston, OR; Plymouth, NH; and Le Roy, NY. And the list is not complete
- be sure to keep up to date on all of Phil Vassar's travel schedule on StubHub!
It doesn't matter whether you see Phil
Vassar while he's packing the biggest auditoriums (The Cotillion, The Grand Ole Opry, The Bluestone) or pulling in crowds
at the most exciting fairs and festivals (Porterfield Country Music Festival, Wisconsin State Fair, Umatilla County Fair),
Phil's performances are heartwarming and energy packed. Don't miss your opportunity to buy tickets today.
Phil hails from Lynchburg, Virginia, and would spend most of his early life in Virginia. He would eventually
attend James Madison University, where he would pick up work as a pianist and vocalist working the local club scene. Seeing
dim prospects for a musical career centered in Virginia, Phil would move to Nashville, Tennessee, country and folk rock mecca
of the United States. Being among kindred spirits in Nashville, Phil Vassar's career would start at a slow but persistent
pace, with him eventually becoming a household name in the country rock genre.
Vassar's first foray into recording would
go poorly, with his first contract expiring before he produced any major hits. Uninhibited by this setback. Phil moved towards
songwriting, producing hits for a gallery of major country artists around Nashville. His growing prowess and prestige as a
writer would culminate in 1999, when he received a Songwriter of the Year award from the American Society of Composers, Authors,
The publicity from the ASCAP deal would land Phil his second recording contract with the Arista Nashville
label. This would be Phil's big break as the momentum of his career began to pick up, releasing a series of albums with each
becoming progressively more successful. Holding true to his writing roots, he would also collaborate as a writer for a variety
of artists, including Marshall Dyllon's Enjoy the Ride. In 2002, Phil would marry Julie Wood, as well as put out his second
album. The second album would feature "The Woman in My Life", which was written about Julie.
would receive his big break in 2000, when his self titled debut album Phil Vassar would make waves across the country music
charts. The album would feature many hit singles, including "Carlene", "Six-Pack Summer", and "That's When I Love You". All
these singles would chart the Billboard country top ten. "Just Another Day In Paradise", his most popular single from the
album, would be his first track to hit the #1 spot on the chart. Phil's followup album, American Child, which included the
hits "American Child", "This is God", "Ultimate Love", and "That's When I Love You". The album would peak at 4 on the Top
Country Albums chart, with his single "This Is God" breaking the top 20 charts.
After a two year broke, Phil Vassar
would produce another hit in Shaken Not Stirred. "In a Real Love" would be his second single to achieve #1 in the charts,
with his other singles "I'll Take That as a Yes" and "Good Ole Days" charting at 17 and 22, respectively. Hot on the heels
of success, Phil released a Greatest Hits compilation in 2006 that would feature his own version of "Little Red Rodeo".
2007, after parting ways with the Arista Nashville record, Phil signed with Universal South Records and released the single
"This Is My Life", which would peak at #35. The single, alongside "Love Is a Beautiful Thing", would be featured on his first
album for the new label Prayer of a Common Man in 2008. His followups, Traveling Circus and Noel, would cement Phil as one
of the biggest country rock acts still writing today.
"Last Day Of My Life", a single released
by Vassar on his Greatest Hits album, was written about the funeral of Phil's close friend and well known figure Robert Byrne.
released a single "Words Are Your Wheels", which featured guest vocals from Nashville notables Kenny Chesney, Brooks &
Dunn, Martina McBride, and Sara Evans. The proceeds from the song would go towards charity to promote literacy.
Phil Vassar Concert Experience
You've got your tickets, so get prepared for one of the most exciting music performances
in country music today. Cutting his teeth in the musical mecca of Nashville, Tennessee, Phil Vassar puts on a performance
like one you've never seen. Don't miss the opportunity to see him now and listen in on his extensive catalog of hits, from
"Don't Miss Your Life" to "The Woman in My Life". Die-hard fans and fresh ears alike can't help but enjoy Phil's unique sound
and charismatic character. Don't miss out - get your tickets today on StubHub!