Singer and songwriter Phil Vassar, born in 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia, first appeared in the country music world in the late 90s, when he began co-writing singles for artists like Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Collin Raye and Alan Jackson. In 1999, he was signed on as a recording artist by Arista Nashville. The next year, he released his debut, self-titled album.
Vassar has released a number of successful singles during his career, including Number One hits like “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “In a Real Love.” He has also reached the Top 10 with his singles “Carlene,” “Six-Pack Summer,” “That’s When I Love You,” “American Child,” “Last Day of My Life” and “Love Is a Beautiful Thing.”
In 1999, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers named Vassar their Country Songwriter of the Year. His debut album reached Gold certification and led him to appearances during Kenny Chesney’s tours.
As a songwriter, Vassar has written or co-written songs like “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright” for Jo Dee Messina, “Don’t Speak” for Mindy McCready, “For a Little While” for Tim McGraw, and “It’s a Beautiful Life” for Kenny Rogers.