|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-platinum selling Phil Vassar will perform his patriotic hit “American Child” in celebration of Independence Day Saturday, July 3 on “Fox & Friends.” Vassar to perform a stripped down version of the song which Billboard reviewed as a “kindle pride in the hearts of all who are appreciative of the freedom Americans have to pursue our dreams” (Deborah Evans Price / Billboard) at 9:50 a.m. ET. The piano-pounding performer is taking his signature high-energy show on the road this summer, full list of tour dates below.
Vassar, whose career has garnered 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits including signature self-penned hits “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Carlene,” was recently announced as a 2021 nominee for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Nominated in the Songwriter/Artist category, Vassar has also written top-charting songs for artists Tim McGraw (“My Next Thirty Years,”” For a Little While”), Alan Jackson (“Right on the Money”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye Bye,” “Alright”) and many more.
Songs from the Cellar, Vassar’s series on Circle, is now available as a podcast on American Songwriter Podcast Network, with weekly episodes that feature the captivating audio from conversations and performances of previous episodes from the series’ three seasons. Songs from the Cellar enjoyed a successful inaugural season on Circle last year with guests CAM, Peter Frampton, Hunter Hayes, Tommy Shaw from Styx and many more. A star-studded second season followed, with a guest line up including Abby Anderson, Brothers Osborne, Kix Brooks, Kyle Daniel, Larry Gatlin, Vince Gill, Kellie Pickler, Dennis Quaid, Steve Wariner, Craig Wiseman and Chingy with Meg & Tyler. Audio from all previous episodes will be available on Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar podcast. Episodes will be released on a weekly basis and available to stream and download on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Radio.com, Deezer, Overcast, Pocket Casts, PlayerFM, RadioPublic, Breaker, Tunein and internationally on Gaana and JioSaavn.
To listen and subscribe to Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar Podcast, click HERE. The podcast can also be found on American Songwriter at AmericanSongwriter.com.
PHIL VASSAR TOUR DATES:
July 15 Country Jam USA – Eau Claire, Wis.
July 16 Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, Ohio
July 24 Governor’s Gun Club – Kennesaw, Ga.
July 28 Colby Events Center – Colby, Kan.
July 30 Guthrie’s River Ruckus – Guthrie Center, Iowa
Aug. 7 Watermelon Festival – Hope, Ark.
Aug. 13 Shenandoah Valley Music Festival – Orkney Springs, Va.
Aug. 14 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 21 Winstock Country Music Festival – Winsted, Minn.
Aug. 22 Capitol Civic Centre – Manitowoc, Wis.
Aug. 27 Joe’s Live – Rosemont, Ill.
Aug. 28 Burlington Riverfront Entertainment Summer Series – Burlington, Iowa
Sept. 3 Summerfest – Milwaukee, Wis.
Sept. 16 Big Gig – Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 17 Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five – Grand Junction, Colo.
Sept. 18 Cattle Baron’s Ball – Windsor, Colo.
Sept. 24 Jackson Apple Festival – Jackson, Ohio
Sept. 25 Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Washington, Pa.
Sept. 26 Pullo Center – York, Pa.
Oct. 1 Tangier Cabaret Room – Akron, Ohio
Oct. 8 Topsfield Fairgrounds – Topsfield, Mass.
Oct. 9 The Groove Music Hall – Woodford, Va.
Oct. 10 The Birchmere – Alexandria, Va.
Oct. 23 Concert For Healthcare – McCook, Neb.
Oct. 24 Barnato – Omaha, Neb.
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 nine 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 (My Next Thirty Years, 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 and 2001. 2020 marked an important anniversary for Vassar, 20 years since his first No. 1 single, “Just Another Day in Paradise,” was released. To celebrate, Vassar released his long-awaited 10th studio album, Stripped Down. The album’s effortless production puts the songs front and center. It features songs written over the past 20 years but never-before recorded and new music, including “This is Where The End Starts”, co- written with daughter, Haley Vassar and Vassar’s take on “Postmarked Birmingham,” a hit he wrote for Blackhawk. Vassar will release a brand new project in 2021 featuring covers from artists that have inspired him throughout his career. Additionally the hitmaker will release a new podcast on the American Songwriter Podcast Network and season 3 of Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar on Circle.
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