NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chart-topping singer-songwriter and wine enthusiast, Phil Vassar, invites television viewers across America inside his wine cellar as his “Songs from the Cellar” series makes its national television debut on PBS. The weekly series airs on Sundays at midnight ET on Michigan’s WKAR-HD with additional programming scheduled to rollout over the coming months.
As Vassar interacts with fellow artists, songwriters, musicians and entertainers over a mix of wine, beer and cocktails, viewers will enjoy the camaraderie in each episode filled with intimate conversations and incredible musical collaborations. The variety of upcoming guests includes Tommy Shaw (Styx), Brenda Lee, Hunter Hayes, Peter Frampton, CAM and many more.
“My hope for this series is to bring viewers into my home, so they feel like they’re really hanging out with my friends and I as we share our favorite stories and spirits. The show will also have a special emphasis on the storied careers of singer-songwriters of all genres,” expressed Vassar.
In 2015, the piano-pounding powerhouse completed his underground wine cellar at his estate, built in 1929, and filled it with wine, liquor, candles and a piano. The cellar quickly became one of Vassar’s favorite rooms in the house to write, sing and hang out with friends leading to the launch of “Songs from the Cellar.” The series previously aired internationally on Sky TV.
PHIL VASSAR TOUR DATES:
Dec. 14 Memorial Hall – Plymouth, Mass.
Dec. 15 Memorial Auditorium – Lowell, Mass.
Dec. 16 Santander PAC – Reading, Penn.
Dec. 19 Peoples Bank Theatre – Marietta, Ohio
Dec. 20 Potawatomi Hotel & Casino – Milwaukee, Wis.
Dec. 21 Palace Theatre – Canton, Ohio
Dec. 22 Weinberg Center – Frederick, Md.
Jan. 24 The Palace Theatre – Greensburg, Penn.
Jan. 25 Paramount Bristol – Jim Thorpe, Penn.
ABOUT PHIL VASSAR:
Phil Vassar’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You, and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of six albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar’s songwriting career blossomed in the mid-’90s when 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, 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. Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can.
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