PHIL VASSAR YAMAHA
                                                                                                                          
AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINER/SONGWRITER PHIL VASSAR CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP                                                                 
Vassar Captivates Crowds Playing Yamaha Piano During #noPHILter Tour 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2015) Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is proud to announce that chart-topping singer/songwriter, Phil Vassar, joins the ranks of Elton John, Alicia Keys, and many more on the Yamaha artist roster.

With eight critically acclaimed albums and 10 number one hits, Vassar has relied on Yamaha’s CP300 keyboard since 2008.

“Nothing compares to the keys, vibrato and ease of a Yamaha instrument.  I’m thrilled to have Yamaha’s support on the road again,” Vassar said.

Vassar continues his #noPHILter tour across the country with his Yamaha instruments in tow well into 2016. Utilizing his strong social following that spans over 45 countries and across 6 continents, Vassar’s energetic show is fan driven by social media requests and includes personal interactions with the crowd.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Phil and support his ever so successful musical career” said Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group founder and vice president. “Yamaha Entertainment Group is proud to continually collaborate with such talented musicians.”  

Recently, Vassar electrified crowds during performances with Hunter Hayes and STYX’s Tommy Shaw leading up to the CMA Awards.

Throughout his career, Vassar has been named ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and Billboard’s Country Songwriter of the Year. He has also received 2 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards as well as a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Original Song.”

Vassar just released a new music video for the acoustic version of “She’s On Her Way” that showcases fan-submitted moments. Not only are his home studio walls covered in fan photos, but the music video also features clips of fan’s nostalgic moments amidst Vassar’s sentimental vocals.

Vassar will cap off 2015 with additional #noPHILter dates while working on his latest album project, slated for release in 2016.

Follow Phil Vassar on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

#noPHILter tour

Nov. 22 - The Kessler - Dallas, TX
Dec. 10 - Eichelberger Performing Arts Center Hanover - 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


ABOUT PHIL VASSAR:

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. For more information, visit philvassar.com.


ABOUT YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is a boutique, one-stop shop, record label developed to be the champion of the musician with the backing power of the largest music manufacturer in the world. Yamaha Entertainment Group is branding, promotion, concert production, content development, product placement, tour support, piano logistics and artist relations, all rolled into one. Home to more than 3,600 talented artists, Yamaha Entertainment Group is responsible for the development and advancement of the Yamaha brand name through numerous artist related activities worldwide.

FOR PHIL VASSAR:
Scott Adkins, scott@websterpr.com, 615-777-6995 x224

FOR YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:
Michelle Cusator, mcusator@yamaha.com, 714-228-3387