Contemporary country vocalist Phil Vassar made his name as a chart-topping songwriter before landing a album deal and becoming a hitmaking artist in his own right. Vassar was born in Lynchburg, VA, and won a track scholarship to James Madison University, where he first started to take material seriously. He moved to Nashville, learned to play piano, and sang his original songs in clubs. One club patron and fan brought Vassar’s demo tape to his father, crooner Engelbert Humperdinck, and Humperdinck wound up recording “Once in a While,” a song Vassar had co-written with a bartender friend, in 1996. Vassar’s songwriting career blossomed from there, as he acquired a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”), Alan Jackson (“Right on the Money”), Tim McGraw (“For a Little While”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye Bye,” “I’m Alright”), and BlackHawk (“Postmarked Birmingham”). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999. His self-titled debut record was gave us in 2000, and the lead single, “Carlene,” shot into the country Top Five; its follow-up, “Just Another Day in Paradise,” went all the way to number one. “Six-Pack Summer” also reached the Top Ten, and yet another single from the album, “That’s When I Love You,” became Vassar’s third Top Five hit in early 2002. Phil Vassar was certified gold for sales of half a million copies, and its follow-up, American Child, was issued later in 2002. The title track gave Vassar yet another Top Five single. Prayer of a Common Man appeared in 2008 from Universal South.
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The Official Music Video For Phil Vassar’s “Santa’s Gone Hollywood.”
This Christmas original comes from Phil Vassar’s Christmas album, Noel.
“Santa’s Gone Hollywood” describes a much different Santa, that most aren’t familiar with. He is in a band, has a reality show, takes blue pills and smokes the natural stuff.
This is not what I’d call traditional, [...]
Phil Vassar Discusses Making of Christmas Album, Noel.
It is officially the holiday season, and country music is well into the swing of things! As part of the festivities, Phil Vassar has released a special Holiday album titled simply, Noel. To offer fans a little extra cheer, Vassar took time to discuss the making of this [...]
Phil Vassar Invites Fans To Party In His Video “Let’s Get Together”!
Phil Vassar’s latest single, “Let’s Get Together“, is very light, fun, and entertaining. The single is doing very well on radio and is available on iTunes at this time. The video was shot at his Nashville home, giving us a look at how he [...]