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Phil Vassar - Piano Man of Country Music

Updated on May 31, 2018
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart—there is no other way.

Sunshine Meets Phil Vassar

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October 4th, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of attending a free outdoor country music concert. I, along with my friends Denise and Jamie were entertained by the multi-talented Phil Vassar in a Live on the Lot concert. The show was hosted by Carl Black of Orlando and Orlando's number one country radio station K92.3. The fans are always grateful for the free concerts that Carl Black and K92.3 host.

Rain or shine, Carl Black, which is a car dealership that also has a country music radio station, still puts on one heck of a show! Yes, in the parking lot. Sometimes in the showroom, which would have been helpful today due to a gentle rain, but country music fans know how to rough it. We do what we have to when we want to see our favorite artists perform live.

Phil Vassar fans expressed their excitement when the piano man of country music took the stage. In the rain. Outdoors. Whether the fans were wearing ponchos and were underneath umbrellas, they still had a great time. There were some fans who just sat there on the asphalt, slowly getting soaked, but did not even care the rain. I watched one woman who sang along to each and every song. Phil Vassar noticed her too. I spoke with her after the show, right after she shook off the excess moisture from her clothing, while we were on line for our Meet and Greet...she said, "what rain?" Now, that is a true fan.

Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar | Source
Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar | Source

Phil Vassar Brings It On

While the many fans clapped, hooted, hollered and pleaded for encores, Phil Vassar and his band continued to delight the crowd. They were the ray of sunshine that the fans needed on this rainy day.

Phil sang a few songs about sunshine, but he didn't know all the words so he passed, but we all sure had quite a few laughs. Yes, laughing and singing, for one entire hour is what Phil gifted his fans with today. He is one of the finest vocalists in country music. His voice is smooth and the lyrics just flow like a fine wine.

A free country music concert, along with free parking and free food! It's like a little taste of heaven for country fans. In addition, free giveaways and a meet and greet! Phil was so kind as to even entertain his fans during our meet and greet by being goofy and cracking jokes. Kudos to Mr. Vassar for being such a funny fellow!

I reckon y'all wish you lived in Central Florida right about now. Don't ya?

Have you heard of Phil Vassar? Well, you are about to find out some random facts. My source for the facts was the Internet. As we all know, what the Internet says is always true! (Insert humor)

Now on with the Phil Vassar show...

Country Music's Piano Man

Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar | Source

Random Fun Facts

  • Name at birth: Philip George Vassar, goes by Phil.
  • Birthdate: May 28th, 1964
  • Birth sign: Gemini which traits include...Energetic, Clever, Imaginative, Witty and Adaptable. He displayed all 5 of these traits in the short time that he performed at the concert. Phil was full of energy, very clever with his song choices, imaginative with having the fans participate, so witty that the crowd roared with laughter and adaptable as he continued to perform in the gentle rain and actually made his fans forget it was raining. He made it feel like it was "just another day in paradise" for us.
  • Is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Was born and bred in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • Has two ex-wives and two children. One from each.
  • Took up playing piano while in college. He then began performing in clubs. He then moved to Nashville. It was not an easy journey for Phil. I commend him on never giving up. He is proof that one should never, ever give up.
  • He won two ASCAP awards for Country Songwriter of the Year.
  • Phil has co-written songs for Tim McGraw, Collin Raye, Jo Dee Messina and Alan Jackson.
  • His jeans fit him very well. Just a random thought to keep y'all on your feet.
  • Phil writes and performs from the heart. That is so obvious.
  • His t-shirts also fit well. I tend to have random thoughts.
  • Won Music Row Magazine's - Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
  • Has over 5K followers on Instagram, 71K on Twitter and 200K on Facebook.

More Fun Facts

  • Phil is known as the Piano Man of country music.
  • Is about to release an album for the first time in 5 years. Woohoo!
  • Was asked to sign a prosthetic leg of a female fan and he gladly did.
  • He likes feet. Yes, women's feet. And pretty smiles. Both of those features is what turns Phil Vassar on. I got both!
  • His turn offs are smoking and cussing. Again, I got both!
  • Is often compared to Billy Joel. I can understand why, they are both amazing piano players but their sounds are totally unique.
  • Had a crush on Olivia Newton John. Who didn't?
  • Enjoys interacting with his fans. Asking for song requests. Having them sing along. It's just one big party at a Phil Vassar concert.
  • Sure does have nice eyes. Confession: I am the type of person who you should not have on speakerphone, I tend to blurt out things that others keep to themselves.
  • Phil Vassar has fans in over 45 countries that span 6 continents.
  • Won the ACM Top Male Vocalist of the Year in 2002.
  • Won Billboard's Country Songwriter of the Year.
  • Sure does wear his shades well.

Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar | Source

Phil Vassar Albums

  • Phil Vassar (Self-titled) - 2000
  • American Child - 2002
  • Shaken Not Stirred - 2004
  • Greatest Hits Vol 1 - 2006
  • Super Hits - 2007
  • Prayer Of A Common Man - 2008
  • Traveling Circus - 2009
  • Noel (Holiday Music) - 2011
  • Playlist: The Very Best of Phil Vassar - 2011
  • The Hits: Live on Broadway - 2011

Babes in Black (color was not planned) waiting to Meet and Greet with Phil Vassar
Babes in Black (color was not planned) waiting to Meet and Greet with Phil Vassar | Source

Quote by Phil Vassar

"Linda was a believer when nobody else was. She's never been a conformist and she doesn't want you to conform either." (Amen!)

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    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      We had a blast meeting Phil Vassar! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      3 years ago

      What a bit of fun you had, Linda! We enjoy the free concerts around here and it's always fun to view the band and crowd. Not a country music fan but I did enjoy the last video you posted. Good song.

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you, SAA! :)

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I will definitely keep you posted, Sha! We would have a blast! :)

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      Martie Coetser 

      3 years ago from South Africa

      Linda, you look stunning next to Phil Vassar. It's always a wonderful experience to meet our heroes and to shake their hand :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      That would be awesome. I'd love to meet you, Linda. And if Paula does surprise you with a visit we all need to get together. Look out Orlando!

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I so agree, FA! :)

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Sha, I will let you know when the next Live on the Lot is, maybe you could come hang out too, if it's on the weekend! :)

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      HI drbj, Most of the fans were sitting in chairs that we bring ourselves. We couldn't expect Carl Black to supply the chairs too since they already give the fans so much. Thanks for stopping by!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      He does wear his jeans well. And his shirt fits nicely, too.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      OMG, what a hottie!You're so right, Linda. His jeans and t-shirt fit mighty fine.

      I love the photo of the two of you. Your smiles are huge and genuine. It looks like you've known each other for years.

      What a special day. Thanx for sharing!

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      drbj and sherry 

      3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for the intro, Linda, to this likable multi-talented artist. Fans that will stand in a parking lot in the rain while listening to their idol are my kind of folks.

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I do promise you will be safely returned in one piece that is IF you should choose to return! :)

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      Paula 

      3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      No GF...I've always BELIEVED you! I told you, it will happen one day.....quite by surprise. Have faith.

      Do you promise I'll get back home in one piece? LOLOLOLO

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Now you finally believe me, Effer!? Come on down...you never know what Sunshine will be up to next. :)

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      Paula 

      3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      WoooooHoooooo! Hot damn, girl! You find the most interesting things as you go from place to place! I sure would have loved to see this gorgeous body...Oops, I mean pianist! I'm sure you had muscles.....I mean FUN! I'm friggan jealous girlfriend.....You got a picture with that massive hunk of pure sex....Oops! darn it, I keep hitting the wrong keys!

      I meant, "picture with Phil."

      Thanks for the introduction to Phil (and vision for my future dreams)

      I definitely gotta come down there and hang with you SFAM! You have more fun than 10 women!! Love, Effer

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Ruchira...I bet you will like Phil Vassar's music once you give it a listen!

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      Ruchira 

      3 years ago from United States

      Linda!

      That is super awesome!

      You not only went for the concert but got a one-on-one moment with him.

      Honestly, I had no clue who he was until now :) Loved the facts!

      xoxo

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you, DDE. I am glad you enjoyed the music of Phil Vassar.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful music and you so interestingly presented this hub,

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Jodah, Thank you for checking out the country music just from over the pond! :)

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks, Bill! The medley was very entertaining, took me right back to the concert.

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi MM, Blurting is such fun, most of the time! :))

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi PS, I so agree...K92 does indeed rock! They go above and beyond for their fans! Yes, the way the jeans fit are very important, obviously Phil Vassar is aware of that! :)

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for sharing this Sunshine(Linda). I think I had heard of Phil Vassar before but I really couldn't place him as I am not up with recent American Country Music. I do love his song "Just Another Day in Paradise" and I am a new fan. It seems he is a very giving and generous entertainer. Great hub.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've always enjoyed Vassar...the last video was a fun one. Thanks for sharing...great time I'm sure.

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      Maria Jordan 

      3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh you are a funny girl...I love what comes blurting out of your mouth...as well as learning the vital statistics of this fine and talented specimen.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      How cool is this!!! K92 rocks!! Been a listener for a long time!! What fun this must have been. I will be giving more of his music a listen after reading this, Linda.

      Always good to know that his jeans fit well :D!!!!

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      Angels bringing blessings are on the way to you this evening ps

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