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Richard Marx Recalls Kenny Rogers Giving Him His First Hit Song During Billboard Live At-Home Concert

Posted On: Mar 26, 2020   |   Posted By: Billboard

Postponing his sold-out European tour didn't stop Richard Marx from pulling off a nostalgia-inducing Billboard Live At-Home concert on Thursday to raise money for Meals on Wheels America , which is delivering food to U.S. senior citizens in this critical time.
He performed bits and pieces of his old favorites so he could fulfill as many fan requests in the 30-minute time frame. Sampling the many country, R&B and pop songs he co-wrote took the 56-year-old hitmaker back to the best parts of his illustrious career while he remembered his late collaborators.
Marx showed off his spirited chops for his favorite Luther Vandross song “Give Me the Reason,” which he said he'd never tried playing before. He celebrated his feat by diving right into another Vandross hit, “Dance With My Father” - which Marx not only wrote with Vandross, but also won the 2004 Grammy for song of the year.
Marx's multi-genre collaborations featured other late and great artists, too, like pop-country crossover legend Kenny Rogers ,...

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