A new season two episode of Phil Vassar's Songs From The Cellar debuts tonight (Oct. 8) at 7 p.m. CST on the Circle network, and it features Dennis Quaid, an actor whose filmography includes roles as everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis to Bill Clinton and the musician behind recent release "America, I Love You, Too."
The above clip should give the uninitiated a feel for the show. Vassar plays keyboards as his guest performs a stripped-down version of a spotlighted song. Per the episode description, Quaid opens up about his songwriting process and performs both his recent plea for empathy in a contentious year and a cover of "It'll Be Me" by one of his musical mentors, Cowboy Jack Clement.
Across two seasons and 20 completed episodes, Vassar has hosted some of Nashville's finest in his wine cellar, including Cam, Brothers Osborne, Kellie Pickler, Kix Brooks, Larry Gatlin, Steve Wariner, Craig Wiseman, Vince Gill and another famous actor turned singer-songwriter, Charles Esten.
Vassar's also been visited by guests from outside of country music, ranging from Tommy Shaw of Styx and Nashville's resident classic rock guitarist Peter Frampton to rapper Chingy and former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson.
Quaid needs no introduction, and he has a hand in a Charley Pride biopic that's still in development. Country fans also know Vassar's work quite well, from signature hits "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "American Child" to songs he wrote for others (Blackhawk's "Postmarked Birmingham," Alan Jackson's "Right on The Money," Jo Dee Messina's "Bye, Bye" and Tim McGraw's "For a Little While").
Circle TV's the network home of the Grand Ole Opry. It recently became available in more homes thanks to a partnership with Roku TV and other streaming platforms. You can even watch it now on your computer.