Grammy-Award winning producer, songwriter, and musician David Foster was behind some of the greatest hits of all time. Foster is a 15 time Grammy award winner and a 46-time nominee. The Hitman has had a part in some of the greatest songs of all time.
Foster’s parents saw and realized early on the gift their son possessed. When Foster would sit at a piano and play it was magic to them. They knew he was a young prodigy and a musical genius. His talent would only go on and grow as he got older. His genius continued to show as he joined the University of Washington’s music program at the age of 13 years old.
When he was 15 he auditioned to be the lead at a club in Edmonton owned by musician Tommy Banks. After a year there, he decided to move to Toronto to play with Ronnie Hawkins and in 1966, he joined a backup band for Chuck Berry. Things were on the rise for Foster. They continued to get better as he moved to Los Angeles with his band Skylark in 1974.
It was soon thereafter when Foster would get recognized on a national level and his songs started to debut on the radio.
Foster produced, wrote, and sang hit song after hit song. Songs such as “Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away,“ and You’re The Inspiration.” He also worked with other megastars in some capacity over the years. Artists such as Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, Toni Braxton, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble. The list goes on and on.
On top of everything else he wrote and composed the instrumental “Love Theme” for the movie St. Elmo’s Fire. Also, he and singer John Parr wrote the hit song St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion), in which Parr sang. Both featured on the movie’s St. Elmo’s Fire soundtrack. The single he wrote and sang with Olivia Newton-John as a duet “The Best of Me” famed themed instrumental “Winter Games.”
The Hitman is still going strong with his impressive career in music to this day. In his personal life, he recently married former American Idol heartthrob Katherine McPhee.
What is your favorite song by the Hitman himself, David Foster? He’s had so many it’s just hard to say one!
Thank you, David Foster, for everything you have done in the music industry!