Country Music Hitmaker Phil Vassar Inducted Into Virginia Musical Hall of Fame

Country Music Hitmaker Phil Vassar Inducted Into Virginia Musical Hall of Fame

Country hitmaker and Virginia native Phil Vassar was honored by his home
state during a performance at The Birchmere, being inducted into the
Virginia Musical Hall of Fame.

“It’s a real honor,” Vassar said. “Virginia’s my home and my heritage.
It starts where you come from, and I think that’s such a part of your
music and what you are and who you are.”

Vassar joins an impressive list of previous inductees including June
Carter Cash, Pearl Bailey, Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Bruce Hornsby,
The Statler Brothers, Ralph Stanley and most recently Jimmy Fortune.

The Williamsburg-based Virginia Musical Museum will host the induction
ceremony to the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame later this year. The
museum, founded by Virginia Musical Hall of Fame administrators Buddy
and Peggy Parker, has a large collection of career pieces, costumes and
personal items from notable musical artists who originated from
Virginia, and will include a permanent exhibit on Vassar. 

piano-pounding hitmaker makes regular contributions to charities in
Virginia. Vassar has raised more than $700,000 in the past nine years
for The Miller Home of Lynchburg through acoustic concerts and charity
golf tournaments.

Vassar, who has headlined Christmas tours since 2009, will hit the road
this Christmas with Lonestar for “The Not So Silent Night Tour.” To
celebrate, Vassar and Lonestar are releasing their Christmas single,
“Not So Silent Night,” on Nov. 2 with a music video to follow. In true
holiday spirit, the fan-favorite acts will support The Salvation Army
with their tour and single release. For dates and tickets, visit

For more information on Phil Vassar, visit and follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


Nov. 30 IP Casino – Biloxi, Miss.

Dec. 2 Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, Tenn.

Dec. 5 Potowatomi – Milwaukee, Wis.

Dec. 6 Potowatomi – Milwaukee, Wis.

Dec. 7 The Englert Theatre – Iowa City, Iowa

Dec. 8 Grand Falls Casino Resort – Larchwood, Iowa

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 Westbury Theater – Westbury, N.Y.

Dec. 21 Palace Theatre – Canton, Ohio

Dec. 22 Weinberg Center – Frederick, Md.


Country music hitmaker Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding
powerhouse on stage who taps into his audiences via social media for
song requests throughout his more than 135 shows a year. Phil’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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