From the Alexandria Times:
Born in Lynchburg, Va., singer Phil Vassar got his start performing in clubs around James Madison University, paying his dues as a live performer while earning an undergraduate degree in business.
Upon graduation and following a move to Nashville, Tenn., Vassar first broke through on his songwriting chops, penning chart-topping hits for some of country music’s biggest stars before becoming an award-winning and acclaimed singer-songwriter with eight albums, 10 No. 1 hits, 15 Top 10s and 26 Top 40 hits to his credit.
Currently at work on his ninth studio album, Vassar is the host of the online series “Songs from the Cellar,” an actor, and spokesman for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital among other charities. The veteran entertainer recently took time out to talk about integrating social media into his live shows and how he plans to bring his piano-pounding high energy performance to one of his favorite venues, the Birchmere.
- Jennifer Powell, "Singer-songwriter dynamo brings Virginia roots and Nashville soul to the Birchmere"