NEW YORK, Oct 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Uber songwriter-producer and15-time Grammy winner David Foster assembled a stunning collection of artists in Las Vegas last spring for a spectacular night, which honored his hugely successful four-decade career. The result is “Hit Man:David Foster and Friends”the DVD/CD which is scheduled for release on November 11th on 143/Reprise Records. With stand-out performances by Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Katharine McPhee, Blake Shelton, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight and Oprah discovery Charice amongst others,Foster shines in the role of host and ring-master as well as keyboard accompanist to the slew of stars.
“Hit Man:David Foster and Friends” will air as part of the “Great Performances” Series on PBS stations around the country in December. In addition, the eagerly awaited David Foster autobiography “Hit Man:Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts and Winning Grammies” is scheduled for a November 11th release on Pocket Books.
Foster who was nominated for an unprecedented 45 Grammies, won two Emmys and was an Oscar nominee is scheduled to make severalTV appearances starting with a live performance on Oprah Winfrey on October 31st with Andrea Bocelli. In addition, a full hour devoted to the career of David Foster will air on Dr. Phil on November 11th. The show will include appearances by Seal whose new CD “Soul” was produced by Foster along with the great Natalie Cole. Foster will also visit Good Morning America the following week with15-year old Oprah discovery Charice and The View on November 19th with American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee.
Having worked with a virtual who’s who of the record business with artists including Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble , N’Sync,Earth, Wind and Fire,Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton and scores of others, Foster has three Grammy “Producer of the Year” Awards. In 2007, Foster produced Josh Groban’s “Noel” which was the biggest selling CD of lastyear
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