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Yamaha Artist Phil Vassar Takes Control with Latest Album

NASHVILLE, TN (December 21, 2009) – Yamaha artist Phil Vassar released his fifth studio album Traveling Circus just in time for the holidays. Vassar took a unique, hands-on approach when it came to making Traveling Circus. He produced the album himself and hired his road band to play on the album. His friend and a high school art teacher Jason Erwin painted all of the album art, aspiring videographer fresh out of film school Chris Cella produced the video for "Everywhere I Go," and a young and aspiring photographer Wes Aldridge shot the new album photo shoot.

"I was excited to have the opportunity to take advantage of the creative liberty I was given to make this album," states Phil. "I was surrounded by some of the most talented people I know throughout the entire process and I think that really comes through when listening to the album."

Along with releasing Traveling Circus this holiday season, Phil is also giving a Christmas gift to all of his fans in the form of five free holiday downloads, available on his website at www.philvassar.com.

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Vassar has made his mark in Nashville as an acclaimed performer and musician. Known not only for his knack for hit songwriting, but for his compelling and highly entertaining skills on the piano, Phil has achieved a long list of Top 20 hits on country radio, including 9 #1 songs throughout his career. His accolades include two time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Billboard® Magazine Top New Country Artist, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, Music Row® Magazine Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and The Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist of the Year. Phil plays Yamaha keyboards and pianos.

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Yamaha Artist Phil Vassar Takes Control with Latest Album
—Country’s piano man releases self-produced Traveling Circus in time for holidays—