Legendary Songwriter Richard Marx Premieres New Song, Shares Handwritten Lyrics

New material from a songwriter responsible for #1 hits in four straight decades.

Richard Marx is in an elite category of songwriters. The GRAMMY Award winning musician has written a #1 song in each one of the last four decades, and when you consider how many careers have risen and fallen and seismic genre shifts have taken place over that time, it's hard not to be floored by how remarkable an accomplishment that is. In addition to his impressive run of solo hit records, Richard has co-written #1 hits for the likes of Keith Urban ("Long Hot Summer") and 'N Sync ("This I Promise You") — a testament to his versatility as a songwriter.

Now, Richard is back with a brand new album, Beautiful Goodbye, set for a July 8th release, and we're giving you the first listen to the album's title track here today. And as an added bonus, Richard hand-wrote the lyrics to the song out exclusively for us. Click play on the official audio stream below and read along using Richard's handwritten lyrics to "Beautiful Goodbye."

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Richard's new album, Beautiful Goodbye, is out July 8th.

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