Phil Vassar

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country singer-songwriter modern country piano Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Biography

28 May 1964, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Vassar’s father was a club singer, who bought his own restaurant. Vassar did well in athletics and football in school and obtained a degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. He moved to Nashville in 1987 and began playing piano in the Hard Day’s Night bar, which he eventually bought. Engelbert Humperdinck’s son was a patron and passed his father one of Vassar’s songs, ‘Once In A While’. This proved to be the start of a songwriting career which has established Vassar as one of Nashville’s leading lights. He has written number 1 country hits for Alan Jackson (‘Right On The Money’), Tim McGraw (‘For A Little While’) and Jo Dee Messina (‘I’m Alright’ and ‘Bye Bye’), with the latter becoming an ASCAP country song of the year. He also wrote for Collin Raye (‘Little Red Rodeo’) and Neal McCoy (‘I Was’), and in...

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