Vassar doesn't miss out on playing new song
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
– Rodeowave's Phil Vassar will join hit songwriters Al Anderson, Craig Wiseman and host Bob DiPiero this Wednesday, May 9 for 2 sold-out shows at the CMA Songwriter Series at Joe's Pub in New York City. The following day, he will perform his new song, Don't Miss Your Life,
on the morning show "Fox & Friends."
Vassar wrote Don't Miss Your Life after striking up a conversation with an older gentleman on a recent flight. The man's job required constant travel, and he commented how much he had missed as his children were growing up. He warned Vassar not to fall into the same trap. "I started looking at pictures of my girls on my phone and realized I wasn't in any of them," said Vassar. "That's where this song came from."
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