Haven’t you heard, it’s “Just Another Day in Paradise” for award-winning country music singer/songwriter Phil Vassar? Appearing with Vassar is special guest Russell Dickerson. Dickerson’s first single, “Green Light,” remained on Sirius XM: The Highway’s “Hot 30 Live“ for seven weeks straight as an independent artist. They will be on stage, at the Thrasher-Horne Center, for one night only!
Vassar’s career has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year and countless hits as a singer and songwriter. He has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tune-smiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Vassar’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. No stranger to television, Phil was also nominated for an Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Original Song” category for his composition “Live For Today,” which was performed and produced for a recurring series on NBC’s Today Show.
For Vassar, his philosophy about songs has never changed during his time spent writing hits for himself and other artists, it’s important for a song to carry a message and make the listener feel something. “I’ve always prided myself on writing a lot of different types of songs. While some people may like to play it safe, I prefer diversity. So it’s about new energy and doing different things, getting away from the old ways and starting fresh.” “Performing is on my mind most of any given day,” said Dickerson. “It is what I envision when I am writing, it is what I dream about at night, it is what I want to be doing day in and day out. There is nothing greater than watching fans sing along to the songs that tell their stories and mine.”
Phil Vassar & Russell Dickerson
DATE: Sat., May 7, 2016 TIME: 8 p.m.
LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
TICKETS: start at $19 – $39 and may be purchased in person, online at THcenter, or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 12+ (15% discount), or 40+ (20% discount). The Thrasher-Horne Center is a not-for profit performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College. The Thrasher-Horne Center is located on the Orange Park campus.