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Long-Awaited Dan Fogelberg Tribute Album Out 11/17


The long-awaited A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg album will be released on Friday, November 17, 2017, but fans who preorder the album digitally on iTunes and beginning today, September 29, will instantly receive a digital download of "Hard to Say," performed by Boz Scaggs, and "Longer," performed by Amy Grant and Vince Gill, on October 13. Produced by Dan's wife, Jean Fogelberg; Norbert Putnam; his lifelong friend and manager, Irving Azoff; and Chuck Morris, the homage to multi-platinum, singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg will be released worldwide through BMG.

The album contains recreations of some of Dan's biggest hits, such as the Top 10 hits, including "Longer," "Hard to Say," "Leader of the Band," performed by Zac Brown and "Same Old Lang Syne," performed by Train. Songs from his multi-platinum albums are also featured, such as the eponymously titled hits "Phoenix," performed by Garth Brooks, and "Nether Lands," performed by Donna Summer. Additionally, a moving rendition of "Part of the Plan," from 1974's Souvenirs, performed by the Eagles, is included on the collection. A complete track listing can be found below.

Some of the artists featured on A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg expressed what Dan's music means to them:

"A good thing never dies and that 'good thing' is Dan's music. As for me, my life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man. That man is Dan Fogelberg, and he will live forever in those of us who have let his gift bring so much light to our paths." - Garth Brooks

"I first heard some of Dan's music from Irving Azoff, while visiting him in the early 70's. he played me some demos of songs by a young kid from Peoria, Illinois; a part of the country were both from. I was immediately transported to a musical place that I would look forward to returning to time and again over the years with each new release of a Dan Fogelberg album. So proud to be part of this project." - Michael McDonald.

"I always loved Dan's music and getting the opportunity to sing on the High Country Snows record, over 30 years ago, is still a great memory for me." - Vince Gill

"From the time I was a young music lover I was drawn to singer/songwriters. Dan Fogelberg came on the scene with a unique combination of whimsy and melancholy in his lyrical poetry. From Souvenirs forward, I have been a fan. Back in the early 80's, a college friend and I did a fairly average version of 'Longer' for a friend's wedding. So glad to have the change, all the years later, for a redo with my extraordinarily gifted husband. What an honor to be a part of this record." - Amy Grant

"Dan's considerable skills as a musician and singer were undeniable, but it was his ability as a song-painter and storyteller that really drew us in, and moved us, as it would millions of his fans around the world. We're extremely proud to be part of this project honoring Dan's music." - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

"Being a part of this tribute album is another special honor for me and I certainly hope the guys in the Dirt Band and I did his song, 'Run for the Roses,' in a way he would be proud of!" - Richie Furay

"Dan was one of the writers that influenced what I try to do, connect to people emotionally. He did it in a way that seemed effortless. Not many people get that gift. Dan did. Here's to great influence on music and an inspiration to the future." - Pat Monahan, Train

A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg track listing:

1. Phoenix performed by Garth Brooks

2. Nether Lands performed by Donna Summer

3. Better Change performed by Michael McDonald

4. Longer performed by Amy Grant/Vince Gill

5. Same Old Lang Syne performed by Train

6. Don't Lose Heart performed by Dobie Gray

7. Old Tennessee performed by Fool's Gold/Denny Henson and Tom Kelly

8. As the Raven Flies performed by Casey James

9. Sutters Mill performed by Randy Owens

10. Run for the Roses performed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Richie Furay

11. Hard to Say performed by Boz Scaggs

12. Part of the Plan performed by Eagles

13. There's a Place in the World for a Gambler performed by Jimmy Buffett

14. Leader of the Band performed by Zac Brown

Order A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg here:

Amazon pre-order

iTunes pre-order

Dan Fogelberg, one of the most popular artists of the '70s and '80s, was a key component of the golden age of the singer/songwriter. His second album, the 1974 Joe Walsh-produced Souvenirs, hit the top 20 and led Dan into a three-decade run that would include 11 platinum and two gold albums. His best- known songs include "Longer", a ballad that became a wedding ceremony standard; "Leader of the Band," a tribute to his bandleader father, Lawrence Fogelberg; "Run For The Roses", the unofficial theme of the Kentucky Derby; and the seasonal staple "Same Old Lang Syne." Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in 2007.

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