Music Artists, Phil Vassar & Lonestar, Support The Salvation Army With New Christmas Single and Tour

Published on November 2, 2020

Bringing cheer and folly to the holiday season, country music artists, Phil Vassar and Lonestar have released a new Christmas Single, “Not So Silent Night“, in efforts to support The Salvation Army.

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“The Not So Silent Night Tour” will kick off on November 30, 2018in Biloxi, Mississippi, and will span 13 dates across the country.

According to Sterling Whitaker of Taste of Country, he found the performance to be a “retro groove with a swinging jazz vibe”.

“I found the musicians getting their retro groove on with a swinging jazz vibe, with Vassar and Lonestar singer, Richie McDonald trading vocals to describe a fun holiday party.”

Lonestar, comprises of Richie McDonald, Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, and Dean Sams released their first Christmas album, This Christmas Time, back in 2000. Vassar, who has headlined Christmas tours since 2009, released his first Christmas album, Noel, in 2011.

All Heart For the Holiday Season

What’s most enduring here is that 100% of the single’s proceeds, will benefit The Salvation Army, assisting more than 4.5 million people during the holiday season. The Salvation Army red kettle bells, a 127-year-old Christmas tradition, will be present at venues throughout the tour.

Take A Holiday Christmas Tour

Throughout each stop on the multi-city tour, audiences will have the chance to hear Christmas standards, non-traditional holiday tunes as well as the artists’ hits. The Salvation Army will be selecting one person from their volunteer community to join the men on stage for a special Christmas collaboration.

“THE NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR” DATES:
Nov. 30 IP Casino – Biloxi, Miss.
Dec. 2 Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 5 Potowatomi – Milwaukee, Wis.
Dec. 6 Potowatomi – Milwaukee, Wis.
Dec. 7 The Englert Theatre – Iowa City, Iowa
Dec. 8 Grand Falls Casino Resort – Larchwood, Iowa
Dec. 14 Memorial Hall – Plymouth, Mass.
Dec. 15 Memorial Auditorium – Lowell, Mass.
Dec. 16 Santander PAC – Reading, Penn.
Dec. 19 Peoples Bank Theatre – Marietta, Ohio
Dec. 20 Westbury Theater – Westbury, N.Y.
Dec. 21 Palace Theatre – Canton, Ohio
Dec. 22 Weinberg Center – Frederick, Md.

Fans can look forward to the forthcoming music video starring Vassar and Lonestar. To purchase “Not So Silent Night,” click HERE.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on November 2, 2018. 

Andrew "Drew" Rossow is an award-winning journalist and former News Editor at Grit Daily. Joining in 2019, he was instrumental in Grit Daily's "year two" and in Grit Daily House, the alt-SXSW activation that Fast Company described as bringing "SXSW back to its roots." He is a nominal co-founder at Grit Daily.

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