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Phil Vassar & Hunter Hayes (courtesy of Webster PR)

Phil Vassar & Hunter Hayes (courtesy of Webster PR)

Vassar Kicks Off CMA Week As Surprise Guest with Hunter Hayes, Performs with STYX’s Tommy Shaw During Off the Record Fashion Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 4, 2015) – Award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar electrified crowds during performances with Hunter Hayes and STYX’s Tommy Shaw leading up to the CMA Awards.

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar

Vassar, who’s continuing his #noPHILter tour across the country, collaborated with Hunter Hayes on Vassar’s smash hit “Just Another Day in Paradise” Monday night outside Bridgestone Arena. The crowd sang along with Vassar and Hayes during the free outdoor concert that spilled into the streets of Music City’s downtown. Hayes and Vassar shared the stage with Cole Swindell, Striking Matches, Charles Kelley, Eric Paslay, Dave Barnes, Will Hoge, Chris Janson and Danielle Bradbery.

During Sunday’s Off The Record event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Vassar joined celebrities, designers and musical guests for the elite event and fashion show. The runway lit up during Vassar’s star-studded performance with STYX’s Tommy Shaw, which included a captivating rendition of the rock hit “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).” More than 400 guests enjoyed Vassar’s performance at Sylvia Roberts’ estate, best known for its appearance on ABC’s “Nashville.”

Vassar will cap off the week with additional #noPHILter dates while working on his latest album project, slated for release in 2016.

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#noPHILter tour
Nov. 06 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Mt Vernon, KY
Nov. 07 – Weinberg Center for the Arts – Frederick, MD
Nov. 22 – The Kessler – Dallas, TX
Dec. 10 – Eichelberger Performing Arts Center – Hanover, PA
Dec. 11 – Infinity Music Hall & Bistro – Norfolk, CT
Dec. 12 – The Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH
Dec. 13 – Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium – Corning, NY
Dec. 18 – Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN
Jan. 23 – Shipshewana Event Center – Shipshewana, IN

Recommended tweet:
.@PhilVassar kicks off #CMAAwards Week with @HunterHayes and @TSGreatDivide performances

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,” “That’s 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,” “I’m 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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