Phil Vassar (born May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a country music artist American. Carried out her debut at the end of the 1990s, coescribiendo singles for quite a few artists of this genre, including Tim McGraw (For a Little While, My Next Thirty Years), Joe Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye”, “I m Alright”), Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”) and Alan Jackson (“Right on the money”). In 1999, was named by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) like Writer of country music of the year.
Subsequently, during the same year, signed with Arista Nashville. His album debut, Phil Vassar, was released in 2000; produced five hits in the US Billboard Country Singles Charts and was certified gold in the same country. Then released in 2002 American Child, Shaken Not Stirred in 2004 and finally Greatest Hits Vol. 1 in 2006 before the Vassar leave Arista Nashville to sign with Universal South Records. Their first album for universal was Prayer of a Common Man, released in early 2008. Been nineteen hits for Billboard Hot Country Songs, including two Numero Uno: “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “In a Real Love” in 2000 and 2004 respectively.
Phil Vassar was born on May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia. While studying at University, chose to play the piano and eventually found work playing clubs as a singer. Decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a music career. Eventually, got a small advertising contract but had no success with it.
In the late 1990s, he began to write songs that were used for a varied number of artists including country BlackHawk (“Postmarked Birmingham”), Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye”, “I m Alright”), Tim McGraw (“For a Little While”), Alan Jackson (“Right on the money”) and Neal McCoy (“I Was”). Of these “Bye, Bye”, “I’m Alright” and “Right on the money” reached Numero Uno. “Bye, Bye” gave Vassar first prize of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) to best song of the year in 1999 was appointed by the same organization as the best year song writer.
At the end of 1999, Vassar signed his first contract with Arista Nashville grabcion. Their single debut, “Carlene”, was scheduled for that year, and by mid-2000 song had reached quiento placed in the [[Billboard]] Country Charts. Carlene, It was followed by “Just Another Day in Paradise”, which it became her first number-one as a singer. Shortly after the success of this song another song written by Vassar brings me to the top of the country; tables “My Next Thirty Years” of Tim McGraw, this along with Marshall Dylon “Live It Up” would be of the latest contributions from Vassar towards another artist. After all Phil Vassar produced three singles mas: # 16 “Rose Bouquet”, “Summer Six Pack” # 9 and finally “that’s When I Love You” in # 3. Besides the album itself won certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for 500,000 copies, its success led tours with Kenny Chesney.
American Child was his second album co-produced with Byron Gallimore. It was released in 2002. That same year he co-wrote and singing the charity song “Words Are Your Wheels” to promote reading. It was distributed exclusively by Wal-Mart, this song was the vocal participation of Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn. American Child was so well received it was re-released in 2003, now including the single “This Is God”, which reached the Top 20 country songs.
Shaken Not Stirred and Greatest Hits Vol. 1
In 2004, Vassar released their third album Shaken Not Stirred. The album produced the following hit number one of Vassar with the song “In a Real Love”. Vassar produced album with Nick Brophy and Frank Rogers. Unlike their first two albums, Vassar made this with his band on their way. Greatest Hits the first collection of hits from Vassar, Greatest Hits, vol. 1, was scheduled for 2006. This included their best songs and his version of what he wrote. This was his last album with Arista Nashville.
Prayer of a Common Man
On March 17, 2007, Vassar signed with Universal South Records, his first single was “This Is My Life”, scheduled for mid-2007 peaking at # 35 on country tables. Then was “Love Is a Beautiful Thing” which brings me to the number two in the country and his first album of universal tables (Prayer of a Common Man) was released.
A week after “Prayer of a Common Man” fell tables, Vassar launched its single eighteenth “Bobbi with an I”, released in April 2009 was the first single from their album Traveling Circus, released in December of 2009, followed by “Everywhere I Go.”
From 2002 until 2007 he was married to Julie Wood, with whom he wrote some of his songs. Wood’s brother, Jeff Wood, also helped co-authoring Vassar. Vassar and Wood signed divorce in 2007. Vassar has two daughters: Presley (with Wood) and Haley (from a previous marriage).