Phil Vassar and Deana Carter Announce Coming Home for Christmas Tour

Platinum-selling Phil Vassar is “Coming Home for Christmas” and brings along singer-songwriter Deana Carter as the pair announce their 2022 Christmas tour. Fans have made it a tradition to join Vassar for a evening of Christmas classics and original holiday music, filling the venues for its last four tours. Full list of dates below, more cities to be announced in the coming months.

“I love Deana. She’s one of my dearest and oldest friends. She’s an incredible talent and an even better person. I’m so thrilled to bring this tour to all the fans on this holiday season,” Vassar explained.

In anticipation of their first tour together, Vassar and Carter co-wrote two original Christmas songs with #1 hit songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Dorff titled “Coming Home for Christmas” and “Brand New Year”. The festive singles will be released this fall and will feature on Vassar’s upcoming EP.

“I’m thrilled to announce my first-ever Christmas tour! My boyfriend, Phil Vassar, and I will be hitting the road with some new Christmas songs we wrote together on our Coming Home For Christmas tour…to celebrate the most special season of the year in a city near you!” Carter exclaimed.

“Coming Home for Christmas” will be the sixth Christmas tour for Vassar, whose career has garnered 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including the self-penned hits “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Carlene.”


November 25 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Renfro Valley, Ky.
November 26 Brown County Music Center – Nashville, Ind.
November 30 Maryland Theater – Hagerstown, Md.
December 01 Maryland Hall – Annapolis, Md.
December 02 The Vanguard – Hampton, Va.
December 03 Capitol Theater – Wheeling, W.Va.
December 8 Northern Lights Theater – Milwaukee, Wis.
December 9 Northern Lights Theater – Milwaukee, Wis.
December 10 Midland Center for the Arts – Midland, Mich.
December 11 The Clyde – Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 15 Riviera Theater – Charleston, SC
December 16 The Miller Theater – Augusta. Georgia.
December 17 Gold Strike Casino – Robinsonville, Mississippi.
December 18 Oxford Performing Arts Center – Oxford, Ala.

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Phil Vassar’s signature song reign includes 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You and many more. Vassar was racking up radio success long before he even began his own recording career which saw the release of nine albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards, ACM Best New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country.

Vassar’s songwriting career blossomed in the mid-90s when he landed a publishing deal with EMI and wrote hits for Collin Raye (Little Red Rodeo), Alan Jackson (Right on the Money ), Tim McGraw (My Next Thirty Years, For a Little While), Jo Dee Messina (Bye Bye, Alright) and Blackhawk (Postmarked Birmingham). He signed his own recording contract with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999 and 2001.

2020 marked a significant anniversary for Vassar, 20 years since the release of his first No. 1 single, “Just Another Day in Paradise”. To celebrate, Vassar released his long-awaited 10th studio album, Stripped Down. The effortless production of the album puts the songs front and center. It features songs written over the past 20 years but never recorded before and new music, including “This is Where The End Starts”, co-written with his daughter, Haley Vassar and Vassar’s version on “Postmarked Birmingham “, a hit he wrote for Black Hawk.

Vassar will release a brand new project in 2021 featuring covers from artists who have inspired him throughout his career. Additionally, the hitmaker will release a new podcast on the American Songwriter Podcast Network and Season 3 of Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar on Circle.

Nashville native Deana Carter didn’t take an easy path to stardom. Instead, she opted to defy the conventional expectations of the typical Nashville artist blueprint and make her own mark, taking the industry (and fans) by storm with her wildly successful multi-platinum international debut. Did I Shave My Legs For This? Anchored by the first dreamy superhit “Strawberry Wine”, Carter showcased her own blend of country and retro-rock, sprinkled with the folksinger/songwriter qualities that earned Carter well-deserved and enduring respect and wide recognition.

Carter’s debut album, Did I Shave My Legs For This? showcased her writing and producing skills and received strong reviews. The record would eventually climb to the top of the country and pop charts, quickly reaching multi-platinum status, with THREE consecutive number one singles and FIVE chart-topping singles, an incredible achievement for a rookie artist.

To date, Carter’s music has over 500 million streams and she has sold nearly six million albums. Carter was thrilled to recently celebrate the reissue of the 25th anniversary edition of Did I Shave My Legs For This? album on Universal Nashville, with new guest artist collaborations on the singles “Strawberry Wine” and “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” The 25th Anniversary Edition includes never-before-seen bonus tracks and new digital content to complement the Diamond Anniversary celebration.

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