FALL RIVER – Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Richard Marx, whose hits include “Right Here Waiting,” “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Hold On to the Nights,” will perform at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA, on Friday, May 27, 2016. Purchase tickets HERE.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing Marx’s songs. Beginning with his self-titled debut album in 1987, the Chicago native became the only male solo artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Since then, he has sold over 30 million albums and has been nominated for three Grammys as a solo artist. Quite simply, Marx has created the soundtrack to the most memorable moments in people’s lives.
“I have written songs that are incredibly romantic – songs that people play at their weddings or that were playing when their kids were born,” said Marx in a press release. “They have traditionally dealt with the highest concept of forever.”
For most artists, that would be remarkable enough, but Marx didn’t stop there, launching a second incarnation as a songwriter and producer for other artists. He has written songs for Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes, Natalie Cole, Travis Tritt, Jennifer Nettles, Daughtry, Lifehouse, and Luther Vandross, earning a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-writing Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.”
Marx’s song “This I Promise You” was a massive hit for NSYNC in the autumn of 2000, while his country single with Keith Urban, “Long Hot Summer,” in 2011, enabled Marx to pull off the rare feat of having songs he has either written or co-written hit No. 1 in four separate decades.
The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street. Tickets to his show can be purchased online HERE or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Check out some of Richard’s Marx’s music videos below: