Reminds me of the time I saw Phil Vassar in concert last July. He's a country music singer who, before he was famous in his own right, wrote a bunch of big hits for other people in the late 1990s. This includes "Bye, Bye" and "I'm Alright" by Jo Dee Messina, "For a Little While" and "My Next Thirty Years" by Tim McGraw, "Little Red Rodeo" by Collin Raye, and "Right on the Money" by Alan Jackson. On his own, Phil had eight Top 10 hits. He's also had a few other songs that went over well with fans despite low chart peaks. So what did his setlist comprise when I saw him? Three or four of his own hits (the two that went to #1, his debut single from 1999, and his then-current single), almost all of the hits that he wrote for someone else, and a bunch of covers, culminating in "Piano Man" as the closer. My main thought: why even cut all those songs if you're not gonna do them in concert?! He also looked ridiculous, trying way too hard to work the crowd by running around and screaming and jumping on his piano, despite a.) being just shy of 50, and b.) having maybe one or two songs upbeat enough to warrant that behavior.