Phil VassarFollowing in the footsteps of Elton John, Phil Collins and Dolly Parton, Phil Vassar is trying his hand -- or rather his pen -- at Broadway. The illustrious country tunesmith is writing all of the music for the upcoming Broadway adaptation of the 2007 movie, 'Waitress.'

"It's the first time I've ever done anything like this," Phil tells The Boot, explaining that writing for a musical is a bit different than writing for country radio. "The cool thing is that the subject matter is right in front of you, and that's usually the hardest part about writing songs ... It's such a cool movie with so many great characters. I've had a really great time putting this together."

There's no word yet on when 'Waitress' will hit the Great White Way. In the meantime, Phil is set to release his sixth studio album, 'Traveling Circus,' on Dec. 15. He'll spend the holidays at home in Nashville before embarking on his first-ever European tour in January.

Look for The Boot's full interview with Phil on Dec. 14!