“There was a moment when music producer David Foster told Richard Marx to consider not singing.

The same Foster who has won 16 Grammys and been nominated 47 times. “He said I shouldn’t even try to get a record deal,” Marx recalls. “And so, there was a minute there where I thought, ‘Well, what if he’s right? Maybe I should just not even try this and just keep writing for other people, and producing, and stuff.’ And luckily, my desire to prove him to be wrong and full of shit was the choice.”

Not too long after that moment, Marx released his self-titled debut album in 1987 which yielded four hits singles including “Don’t Mean Nothing.” Thirty-five years later, Marx has sold over 30 million albums as he embarks on a tour to debut his 13th release, “Songwriter” when he appears July 30 at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage…”

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