Sunday, April 27, Phil Vassar will be hosting a LIVE video chat; a chance for all you Phil Phans to ask your questions. Proceeds from the chat benefit A Kid Again, an organization that sponsors fun-filled adventures that allow children with life threatening illnesses feel like A Kid Again.
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Out on the road this week, bouncing between Vegas and Scottsdale, Arizona. Seemed like a good time to check in on your #5Questions submissions from Twitter and Facebook. Thanks for all the good questions. Keep sending them in on twitter with #5Questions to @PhilVassar.
Q: How did you become involved with Miller Home?
Phil: Lynchburg’s my home town and I used to go to church right next to Miller Home. My youth group used to sing at the home when I was a young teenager, so it made sense to me to give back to them. And actually after I was set up in Nashville and things started going well with the career, my mom and sister mentioned the Miller Home to me and we’ve been working together ever since. It’s amazing the things they do.
Q: Have u ever written with a lyricist? Would u be willing to consider it?
Phil: When I’m working on songs, usually I have a pretty small group of folks who I write with and generally I like to write most of my own lyrics. But yes, I do spend time working with others on songs; some are lyricists, some more musical or instrumental. I’m pretty comfortable with the group I work with now. I think we have a good set up together.
Q: What advice would you give up and coming songwriters?
Phil: Really just write about things you know. I think it was Ricky Nelson who once said, “You can’t please everyone, so make sure you please yourself.” Everyone is going to be a critic, so make sure you like what you’re writing.
Q: What’s your favorite Winter Olympic Sport to watch?
Phil: Definitely the hockey I would say. A lot of the new stuff if pretty cool, too. Those snowboarding events and racing, but to me hockey is cool to watch. A lot of the players are in the NHL, but it’s even more fun to watch them play for their country with all that national pride.
Q: I saw you gave a shout-out to (Pittsburgh Panthers football) Coach Chryst the other day, how do you know Coach?
Phil: I got to meet him at one of my concerts. He and his daughter came to one of my shows. I got to meet them after the show. Great guy; I’m a big fan of his as a man and a coach. And he sent me some Pitt gear that came in useful on our colder weather trips this winter, so I wanted to thank him on twitter for those.