Grammy Award Winning Artist Richard Marx to Sing National Anthem at Auto Club 400


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (March 21, 2011) – Singer-songwriter Richard Marx, who has sold over 30 million albums and written thirteen #1 hits, will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 27 at noon PT.

For more than two decades, Richard Marx has made an indelible mark on the music community and remained a fixture on pop and adult contemporary radio for years as an artist and producer working with some of the biggest names in the music business.  His debut single "Don't Mean Nothing" and multi-platinum, self-titled debut album launched his success as a solo artist, his first #1 single “Hold On To The Nights,” as well as a total of four Top 10 singles.  His 1989 follow-up CD, Repeat Offender, went on to sell more than 7 million copies worldwide, two #1 singles “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting,” and multiple Grammy and American Music Award nominations.

As a singer-songwriter, Marx has had incredible chart and commercial success working with other artists including NSYNC, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Vince Gill, and the late Luther Vandross.  More recently, he has written and produced tracks for Leann Rimes, Emerson Drive, Natalie Cole, Keith Urban, Paulina Rubio, Travis Tritt, Daughtry, Lifehouse, actor Hugh Jackman, and many more.

Since his career began in 1987, Marx has made a commitment to giving back. He has performed benefit concerts for many organizations, including the TJ Martell Foundation, Toys For Tots, Make A Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Best Buddies, and the Special Olympics.

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To see Richard Marx perform the National Anthem live at the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 27, tickets start as low as $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office.

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