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Phil Vassar Recorded Christmas Album In A Day

December 25th, 2011 10:00am EST
Phil Vassar
Country star Phil Vassar was one of the last to arrive at the Christmas albums party this year after recording his holiday effort at the last minute - in a day.

Vassar hit the studio with producer pal Dane Bryant in September to lay down Christmas classics like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "What Child Is This," and new tunes "Big Ol' Texas Christmas" and "Santa's Gone Hollywood" for his new release "Noel."

He tells CMT.com, "Honestly, I got the record together in about two or three weeks. I called Dane and said, 'I've got a one-week window in September. Have ...
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VH1 Classics To Release Bret Michaels' 'Rock My World' June 3

June 1st, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor. He has survived a life long battle as an insulin dependent diabetic, a well publicized near fatal car crash in 1994 and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades.

"As soon as I ever start to just go through the motions I'll quit," confessed the 44 year old singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor in a recent interview. But there's little chance he'll even slow down let alone quit anytime soon. In fact, after more than 20 years in the business this award winning, multi platinum superstar's career continu...
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Nas Blasts 'Racist' Bill O'Reilly

September 7th, 2007 3:08pm EDT
Nas
Rapper Nas has slammed talk show titan Bill O'Reilly as a "racist" for criticizing his appearance at a Virginia Tech memorial concert as insulting to the victims of the April massacre.

The O'Reilly Factor host recently hit out at the decision to allow hip-hop star Nas to perform for free at Thursday's Concert For Virginia Tech. He said, "Having a rapper who trades in violence perform at Virginia Tech insults the victims, the university and the entire commonwealth."

However a determined Nas, who joined John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Phil Vassar at Thursday's concert, insists O...
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Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer & More Join 'A Concert For Virginia Tech'

August 1st, 2007 11:13am EDT
Dave Matthews Band
On September 6, Virginia's own Dave Matthews Band along with John Mayer, Phil Vassar and Nas will join together in "A Concert For Virginia Tech" at the university's Lane Stadium.

Free tickets will be made available to all current students, faculty and staff. Coming at the beginning of the 2007-08 academic year, the concert was conceived as a way to help the university community move forward in the aftermath of the April tragedy at Virginia Tech.

Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Phil Vassar and Nas have waived their fees for the event. Corporate sponsorships and the sale of commemo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 28

May 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Happy Birthday to "Swimfan" star Jesse Bradford (1979), Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968), country singer Phil Vassar (1964), "The Drew Carey Show" actress Christa Miller (1964), The Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams (1949; d. 1998), actress Sondra Locke (1947), Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty (1945), singer Gladys Knight (1944), former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (1944), American musician Papa John Creach (1917; d. 1994), singer T-Bone Walker (1910; d. 1975), and "James Bond" author Ian Fleming (1908; d. 1964).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 28

May 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Happy Birthday to "Swimfan" star Jesse Bradford (1979), Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968), country singer Phil Vassar (1964), "The Drew Carey Show" actress Christa Miller (1964), The Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams (1949; d. 1998), actress Sondra Locke (1947), Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty (1945), singer Gladys Knight (1944), former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (1944), American musician Papa John Creach (1917; d. 1994), singer T-Bone Walker (1910; d. 1975), and "James Bond" author Ian Fleming (1908; d. 1964).
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Big & Rich To Play On Nashville Star Season Premier

January 17th, 2006 7:02am EST
Big & Rich
Nashville Star, the nation's top-rated country music series, has partnered with Nashville's notorious MuzikMafia to bring the hottest new talent to season four including an electrifying opening performance from Big & Rich in episode one.

"Big & Rich is one of the hottest acts in country music right now, and we are thrilled to have them join the already exciting line-up of season four," explained Libby Hansen, USA's vice president, alternative series and specials. "By building off the ratings success of last year and by joining forces with both the RCA Label Group and now the MuzikMafi...
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Wynonna Judd, Cowboy Troy Join 'Nashville Star'

December 6th, 2005 10:52am EST
Wynonna Judd
Five-time Grammy Award winning superstar Wynonna Judd and Cowboy Troy will host the fourth season of USA Network's Nashville Star. The country music series and original grassroots talent search to find America's next great country music star will debut its next season on Tuesday, March 14, 2006.

"We're thrilled to have an artist of Wynonna's stature, talent and pure-star quality, join this season's Nashville Star. She's a legitimate icon in both the country world and our popular culture," said Jeff Wachtel, USA's Executive Vice President of Original Programming. "By pairing Wynonna wit...
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