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Phil Vasser at Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow

Country great kicks off summer concert series

7/11/2014, midnight

Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year Phil Vassar will take the stage at the Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow at 8 p.m. as Palmdale’s summer concert series kicks off the 2014 season.

During his highly successful career, Vassar has released eight albums, earned two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, penned countless hits as a singer and songwriter, and launched his own Rodeowave Entertainment label. 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 tunesmiths, 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 Phil’s Vasser’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.

Tickets are on sale at www.cityofpalmdale.org/TheAmp. General admission tickets for all four concerts can be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/TheAmp for $10. Gates open at 6 pm and the concerts begin at 8 pm rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Other headliners in Palmdale’s summer concert series include country star Fifth Harmony on July 19, R&B legends The Whispers on July 26, and Banda Machos on August 2.