Phil Vassar was born May 28, 1964, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a country singer who has a net worth of $10 million
While studying at university, he chose to play the piano and eventually found work playing for clubs as a singer. He decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to start a music career. Eventually, he got a small advertising contract but had no success with him.
In the late 1990s, he began writing songs that were used for a variety of country artists, including Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”), Blackhawk (“Postmarked Birmingham”), Tim McGraw (“For a Little While”), Jo Dee Messina “I’m Alright”), Neal McCoy (“I Was) and Alan Jackson (“Right on the Money”).
“Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright,” and “Right on the Money” reached Number One. “Bye, Bye” gave Vassar its first prize from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ASCAP) for Best Song of the Year in 1999 was named by the same organization as Best Songwriter of the Year.
At the end of 1999, Vassar signed his first recording contract with Arista Nashville. Their debut single, “Carlene,” was scheduled for that year, and by mid-2000 the song had come to the foreground on the Billboard Country Charts. Carlene was followed by “Just Another Day in Paradise”, which became his first number one as a singer.
Shortly after the success of this song another song written by Vassar reached the top of the country charts; “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, along with Marshall Dylon’s “Live It Up” would be Vassar’s latest contributions to another artist. After all, Phil Vassar produced three more singles: # 16 “Rose Bouquet”, “Six-Pack Summer” # 9 and finally “That’s When I Love You” at # 3. In addition, the album itself gained gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for 500,000 copies; its success took to tours with Kenny Chesney.