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B9318960118Z.1 20150922180953 000 GCAC0PNAS.1 0Country singer Phil Vassar isn’t trying to change the world with his music.

“But for me, this is my thing, this is my little world that I can control now, and I’m really excited about this journey, getting new music out to the fans and working on other avenues to entertain people,” he said. “For me, that’s what it’s all about.”

Vassar will open the 2015-16 Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series presented by WNCY, Y100 and the Capitol Civic Centre.

Tickets are on sale for the two-hour show, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the Civic Centre.

Vassar has released eight albums and been recognized as the ASCAP songwriter of the year twice and as Billboard country songwriter of the year.

As a singer/songwriter, Vassar has had seven Top 5 hits with songs such as “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.”

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Vassar also has written songs for other artists including, “My Next Thirty Years” performed 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 Vassar’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the No. 1 song in its Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.

“Phil Vassar live at the Capitol is a perfect example of our focus to inspire, engage and entertain our patrons, young and old, new and long-standing,” said Lori Kirby, Civic Centre marketing director. “It’s our mission to enrich the cultural and civic life for current and future generations, and we take this to heart when planning and programming entertainment.

“Phil Vassar is a perfect example of the type of entertainer we are proud to feature at the Capitol, and I know this will be a memorable show for our community. We are so excited to have Phil on our stage.”

Tickets start at $38 and can be purchased at cccshows.org, at the Civic Centre box office, 913 S. EighthSt., Manitowoc, or by calling 920-683-2184. Wisconsin sales tax and a $2 Capitol preservation fee will be added to each ticket.

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