Closing Celebration

Session Type: Convention


Location: DCCCRoom Number: Ballroom

Available Dates & Times


The 2013 NECA Closing Celebration is proud to present Nashville’s own Phil Vassar. This good-time, piano-playing, hardest-working-man-in-the business is known for the unbounded energy and limitless talent that have made him one of Music City’s most prolific and versatile stars.

Vassar made his debut on the country music scene in the late 1990s, co-writing singles for several country artists, including Tim McGraw (“For a Little While”, “My Next Thirty Years”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye”, “I’m Alright”), Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”), and Alan Jackson (“Right on the Money”). With his self-titled artist debut on Arista/Nashville, he took his seat as country’s leading piano man with the success of such songs as “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Six-Pack Summer.” Since then he’s continued to prove his worth time and again with releases like “American Child,” That’s When I love You,” “In A Real Love,” “I’ll Take That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song),” “Last Day of My Life” and “Love is a Beautiful Thing.”

Along with many other accolades, he’s been named the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriter of the Year twice and has taken top honors from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Row, and the Country Music Awards. He’s a country music star extraordinaire!

But don’t label Phil as “just” country. His range of material is limitless; he can play anything and usually does as long as it entertains the crowd. Expect an evening of unforgettable entertainment at our Closing Celebration!