Phil Vassar is teaming up with the award winning group Lonestar for The Not So Silent Night Tour which makes a stop at Peoples Bank Theatre on December 19. To celebrate the tour, Vassar and Lonestar are releasing their Christmas single, “Not So Silent Night,” on November 2, with a music video to follow.
Throughout the show, the audience will have the chance to hear Christmas standards, non-traditional holiday tunes, as well as the artists’ hits.
In true holiday spirit, the fan-favorite acts will support The Salvation Army with their tour and single release.
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, 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, 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.
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar — Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), KeechRainwater (drums) and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals) — has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream” to top both charts). The band’s awards include ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and CMA Vocal Group of the Year, as well as a 2017 People’s Choice Award nomination for best country group. With over 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 25 years together. Lonestar’s latest album, Never Enders, features ten new original songs that bring the band’s trademark sound into the contemporary arena.