Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler "A Christmas Tour"


Dec 17, 2017 – 07:00 PM

15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126 Map

  • Phil Vassar
  • Kellie Pickler

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99.5 WYCD presents Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler "A Christmas Tour" coming to the Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
Phil Vassar: Phil Vassar (born May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music artist, most notable for his songwriting and use of a piano as his most prominent backing instrument.

Prior to signing with Arista Records in 2000, Vassar's songwriting talent was no stranger to the airwaves, penning number-one hits for some of the most popular country artists of the late 1990s: Jo Dee Messina ("Bye, Bye" and "I'm Alright"), Alan Jackson ("Right on the Money") and Tim McGraw ("My Next Thirty Years" and "For A Little While"). He has also written songs for Collin Raye ("Little Red Rodeo") and Blackhawk ("Postmarked Birmingham").

Vassar also co-owns a piano bar outside Nashville, Tennessee, where he performed his own material prior to signing a record deal.

Kellie Pickler: Kellie Pickler emerged as a front-runner on the fifth season of American Idol and eventually finished in sixth place. After her run on the show, Kellie Pickler established herself as a country pop-princess and is taking her music on tour. Kellie Pickler tour dates have been scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the "Small Town Girl's" tour; Use Eventful as your source for Kellie Pickler tour dates and concert schedule information.

Born into an unstable family in North Carolina, the aspiring singer was raised by her grandparents who encouraged her singing talents and provided her the strength to become a country starlet. Following high school, Pickler became a beauty queen and participated in Miss America and competed for Miss North Carolina in 2004 before auditioning for American Idol in 2005. Pickler auditioned with Martina McBride's "A Broken Wing" and she was immediately heralded as a frontrunner. While Pickler didn't win the competition, she was signed to BNA Records and toured along the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006 which tested her live performance chops.

Picker debuted her first single, "Red High Heels", in 2005 which earned her a nomination for "Breakthrough Video of the Year Award" at the CMT Awards. She then released her debut effort, Small Town Girl, which topped the Billboard Country Albums chart. Pickler co-wrote five songs on the disc including the autobiographical tearjerker, "I Wonder". The album was eventually certified Gold and Kellie Pickler tour dates were slated on the opening stage of Brad Paisley's Bonfires & Amplifiers concert tour. In 2007, Pickler was awarded the Songwriter Award for "Red High Heels" by ASCAP and in 2008, she received the same award for "I Wonder" which also won three statues at the CMT Music Awards.

Pickler released her sophomore album, Kellie Pickler in 2008 which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album featured the hit single, "Best Days of Your Life", which became her first top ten track and earned Pickler a Platinum plaque. The single was co-written by country superstar, Taylor Swift, who is also a good friend. Kellie Pickler tour dates were scheduled on the opening stage for Taylor Swift on the Fearless Tour in 2009. Currently, Pickler is in the studio putting the final touches on her third album. A new single, "Tough", was released in June, 2011 and will certainly be her next hit. Kellie Pickler tour dates are currently scheduled across the US. She is country music's sweetest and most sincere singer. Don't miss a date on the Kellie Pickler concert schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Kellie Pickler tour dates and concert tour information.

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