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Encyclopedia > Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar

Vassar performing in July 2007
Background information
Born May 28, 1964 (1964-05-28) (age 43)[1]
Origin Lynchburg, Virginia, Flag of the United States USA
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Piano, vocals
Years active 2000 - present
Label(s) Arista Nashville (2000-2007)
Universal South (2007-present)
Website http://www.philvassar.com/

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Contents

Personal life

Phil was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. He references this in his song "American Child." He attended James Madison University, but dropped out to pursue his music career. He is a brother of the Eta Kappa chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity. JMU redirects here. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ...


Phil was married to Julie Wood Vassar, who co-wrote two of Phil's singles: "That's When I Love You" and "The Woman in My Life." Her brother, Jeff Wood, is also a country music artist. Phil and Julie wed in 2002, and filed for divorce in the summer of 2007. They have one daughter together. Phil also has a daughter from a previous marriage.[2].


In 2006, Vassar entered his second season as a judge on Nashville Star. Nashville Star is a television program broadcast on the USA Network in the United States and CMT in Canada. ...


Songwriter

Prior to signing with Arista Nashville in 2000, Vassar found considerable success as a songwriter, penning number-one hits for Jo Dee Messina, Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw, as well as several songs for other artists. Vassar also co-owns a piano bar outside Nashville, Tennessee, where he performed his own material prior to signing a record deal.[citation needed] Songs he's written include "My Next Thirty Years," "For a Little While," "Little Red Rodeo," "Right on the Money," "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye." In his single "American Child," he wrote about his grandfather, who died in World War II. Arista Nashville is a record company which has the artists Keith Anderson, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Jypsi, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.) is an American Country Music Singer-songwriter, who came to fame in the mid-1990s. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... For the song by Taylor Swift, see Tim McGraw (song). ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Career

In March 2007, he left Arista, and has since signed with Universal South.[3] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Universal South Records is a record label that was started in 2001 by Universal Music Group. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
US Country US 200
2000 Phil Vassar 23 Gold
2002 American Child 4 44
2004 Shaken Not Stirred 10 69
2006 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 2 10
2008 Prayer of a Common Man

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Singles

Vassar performing in July 2007
Vassar performing in July 2007
Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country US Hot 100
2000 "Carlene" 5 45 Phil Vassar
2000 "Just Another Day in Paradise" 1 35 Phil Vassar
2001 "Rose Bouquet" 16 78 Phil Vassar
2001 "Six-Pack Summer" 9 56 Phil Vassar
2002 "That's When I Love You" 3 37 Phil Vassar
2002 "American Child" 5 48 American Child
2003 "This Is God" 17 109 American Child
2003 "Ultimate Love" 41 - American Child
2004 "In a Real Love" 1 38 Shaken Not Stirred
2005 "I'll Take That As a Yes (The Hot Tub Song)" 11 89 Shaken Not Stirred
2005 "Good Ole Days" 22 - Shaken Not Stirred
2006 "Last Day of My Life"A 2 47 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
2006 "The Woman in My Life" 20 - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
2007 "This Is My Life" 35 - Prayer of a Common Man
2007 "Love Is a Beautiful Thing"B 51 - Prayer of a Common Man

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References


  Results from FactBites:
 
Phil Vassar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (199 words)
Phil Vassar (born May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music artist, most notable for his songwriting and use of a piano as his most prominent backing instrument.
Vassar also co-owns a piano bar outside Nashville, Tennessee, where he performed his own material prior to signing a record deal.
Phil’s father was a singer—a crooner who toured the country but found himself frustrated when his dreams of fame failed to materialize.
Phil Vassar - Music Downloads - Online (262 words)
Bio: Contemporary country singer Phil Vassar made his name as a chart-topping songwriter before landing a record 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 began to take music seriously.
Vassar's songwriting career blossomed from there, as he landed 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").
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