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Phil Vassar signs with APA Nashville

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APA Nashville has signed chart-topping, multi award-winning singer/songwriter and “Piano Man” Phil Vassar to its talent roster, it was announced today by APA’s Jeff Howard.  Vassar’s current single “Love Is Alive” earned BILLBOARD’s coveted “Hot Shot Debut” designation, launching with nearly 900,000 audience impressions at the 30-plus stations monitored by Nielsen BDS.  The tune is impacting BILLBOARD’S Country Airplay chart, holding the #48 spot this week.  The Lyric Video for “Love is Alive” has just been released and can be seen HERE.

APA’s Jeff Howard had this to say on the signing:

“Phil is an accomplished musician and writer, a true artist with one of the most engaging live shows out there.  We are beyond excited about his joining the APA team.”

A multiple award-winning artist (ASCAP Songwriter of the Year x 2, BILLBOARD Country Songwriter of the Year), Vassar has earned Top 5 placement seven times with songs “Carlene,”Last Day of My Life,”American Child” and others.  He also topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite, “Just Another Day in Paradise.”  Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, Vassar has been recognized by his peers.  Numerous other artists including Tim McGraw (“My Next Thirty Years,“) Alan Jackson (“She’s Right On The Money“) and Jo Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright“) have taken Vassar’s tunes to #1 positions.

Recently, the Virginia native hosted special guest Charlie Daniels and other artists at his fifth annual benefit for The Miller Home For Girls in Lynchburg, VA. Established in 1875, The Miller Home provides care and guidance to non-delinquent girls ages 4-21 who cannot live with their own families.  Fans can read more about Phil’s music, his charitable endeavors and more at philvassar.com.

VIDEO: Phil Vassar – Don’t Miss Your Life

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Phil Vassar just released his brand new music video for his single “Don’t Miss Your Life” this morning to YouTube. Check out the official music video below and make sure you let us know what you think:

DVR Alert: Phil Vassar To Perform New Single on Fox

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Rodeowave’s Phil Vassar will be performing his new single “Don’t Miss Your Life” on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning. He’ll also be joining hit songwriters Al Anderson, Craig Wiseman, and host Bob DiPiero tomorrow at the CMA Songwriter Series at the Joe’s Pub in New York City.

Phil wrote “Don’t Miss Your Life” after a conversation with an older gentleman on a recent flight. The gentleman’s job required constant travel all over the United States, and made a comment about how much growing up he missed of his daughters’. He told Phil not to fall into the same trap, and the song was born.

“I started looking at pictures of my girls on my phone and realized I wasn’t in any of them,” said Phil. “That’s where this song came from.”

For a look at his new music video, check out his behind-the-scenes video posted on philvassar.com. “Don’t Miss Your Life” is out on radio right now, so let us know if you hear it!

Phil Vassar Heads Home For Benefit Concert

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Award-winning country music singer-songwriter Phil Vassar is heading back to his home-town for a very special cause. He’ll be playing two benefit concerts in Lynchburg, Virginia for the “Fourth Annual Phil Vassar Benefit Concert For Miller Home For Girls.” The event will be held on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 and Thursday, April 5th, 2012. The first show is an exclusive acoustic concert at Tresca with tickets starting at $100 each or $500 for six tickets. Tickets for Thursday night’s show at Phase 2 start at $32 or $60 for VIP. 100% of the proceeds from both concerts will be donated to the charity by Phil.

Miller Home is a safe haven for young girls in Lynchburg for girls between the ages of 4 to 21. Miller Home survives solely on private funding and donations, and ticket purchases to the event will offset operating expenses and various programs offered to the girls through the organization.

“Miller Home has been near and dear to my heart for many years, because they do so many great things to help young women,” Phil states. “I can’t wait to get home to play some music and support this wonderful organization.”

Tickets are on-sale right now for the second show on April 5th, with tickets for the acoustic show on April 4th set to go on sale to the public on February 6th, 2012. To get your tickets and help support a great cause visit the Miller Home of Lynchburg or call (434) 845-0241.

VIDEO: Phil Vassar Talks New Christmas Music

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Phil Vassar recently sat down to discuss the five original songs on his Christmas record “Noel!”. Watch the video below to get the scoop on his first-ever Christmas album, the new tracks, and what convinced Phil to finally try his hand at Holiday classics:

Phil Vassar Releasing “Noel” Album

Phil Vassar.

Phil Vassar is planning on releasing his first holiday collection of songs on “Noel,” a 10-song album made for Christmas. The album features 5 original Country tunes and 5 holiday classics, and will be available at all digital music retailers, his official website, and on-sale at his concerts starting on November 22nd.

“I’ve always dreamed of making a Christmas record,” said Phil. “From the time I was a boy-listening to Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and all the classic singers- I’ve wanted to do this.”

The album features tracks like “Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas Without You,” a jazz-inspired song co-written by Phil and his co-producer Dane Bryant. Texas swing master Ray Benson appears on the second track “Big Ole Texas Christmas.” Other original cuts on the album include “I Saved Christmas,”  “Santa’s Gone Hollywood,” and “Let’s Make A Little Christmas Tonight.”

“I love the way Christmas makes you feel,” he added “How it makes you slow down and re-evaluate your life. It makes you think about years past and look ahead toward things to come. But for me it’s the music that makes it all come alive.”

Phil also covers Christmas classics on the album such as “What Child Is This,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard On High,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Merry Christmas Darling,” and, “Away In A Manger.”

REVIEW: Jo Dee Messina Live in Miami

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Jo Dee Messina definitely underestimates herself when she sings the words “I’m Alright.” The definition of “alright” is satisfactory; acceptable; reliable; good. Jo Dee is leaps and bounds above “alright.” Jo Dee is phenomenal; extraordinary; remarkable; sensational. Just when you thought you signed, sealed, and delivered your list of top vocalists to ever exist, we insist that you add one more name to the top of that list!

On Saturday night, December 21, we were fortunate enough to be in Jo Dee’s presence in Miami, Florida, for a “holiday show” in a most intimate setting. Despite the fact that we had quite the scare on the way home from the show (which involved a homeless man, a bottle of windshield cleaner, and his refusal to let go of our windshield wiper until we opened the window in a terribly dangerous part of town to hand him his “dolla”), we had the night of our lives!

CMA Songwriters Series returns to NYC

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The Country Music Association Songwriter Series will be returning to New York City! The event, which will feature Phil Vassar, will hit Joe’s Pub on May 7th and May 8th. The two-night intimate concert series will also feature Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark; with Bob DiPiero serving as host.

Phil Vassar is pretty excited about the unique event, sharing:

“Songs should evoke something, whether it makes you happy and puts you in a good mood, or makes you cry and feel desperation- you know, whether you’re going through a marriage, or a divorce, or you’re in love, or you hate somebody, or whatever it is- songs should evoke something.”

Tickets are now available for the CMA Songwriters Series in New York City at joespub.com or CMASongwritersSeries.com. Will you be going? Who do you think is the best songwriter right now in country music?

Dixie Chicks Replace Lady Antebellum at Craven Country Jamboree

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Organizers of the Craven Country Jamboree thrilled  country fans this week with the announcement of the Saturday headline acts for their 2013 concert – the Dixie Chicks.

When Lady Antebellum was forced to cancel their appearance due to Hillary Scott’s pregnancy, the organizers scrambled to find someone special for the show. “We knew we had to find something extra special to replace Lady Antebellum when the band canceled their summer dates due to Hilary Scott’s pregnancy,” said Kim Blevins, director of marketing. “We are extremely excited that we can offer a taste of country music royalty to the Craven Country Jamboree. And it won’t be a regular show – not only will our fans see Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, the three original members, this is a greatest hits package. The Craven date will be one of the only opportunities fans of the band will have to see them live. This is an incredibly special moment for Chicks fans and the Craven Country Jamboree.”

Boots and Hearts Music Festival

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If you thought the other star-studded country music events were jam-packed with back-to-back-to-back outstanding performers, you ain’t see nothin’ yet! Saddle up, country music fans, for one of the best lineups you have seen to date!

The August 10-12 Bowmanville, Ontario Boots & Hearts Music Festival aims to be the “largest international country music festival ever hosted on Canadian soil,” according to the press release. Being featured at the festival are the following artists: Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, Alabama, Paul Brandt, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, Phil Vassar, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Lauren Alaina, Jason McCoy, Dallas Smith, High Valley, Crystal Shawanda, Shane Yellowbird, Charlie Major, JT Hodges, Canaan Smith, Derek Miller, Kira Isabella, and more.

There are still tickets remaining, both for the entire event and for each individual day. You can purchase your tickets by visiting the Boots & Hearts Music Festival website.

You certainly do not want to miss out on this event. It will be like no other! Let us know which performers you are most excited to see at this one-of-a-kind three-day country music extravaganza!