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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Music megastar David Foster gets Governor General’s Award


Key takeaways: 

  • Foster sits down with CBC’s Gloria Macarenko to chat regarding his career next.
  • Foster is one of this year’s receivers of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. 

Governor General’s award goes to David Foster: 

If you’ve ever heard of Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez, or Whitney Houston, then you’ve had the joy of listening to David Foster’s producing mastery.

But the 72-year-old is also a pianist and a composer, and now he’s operating on a lyric.

On Wednesday, Foster — who rose in Victoria, B.C. — was announced as one of this year’s receivers of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, alongside writer and playwright Tomson Highway and fellow British Columbian Crytal Pite, a choreographer and dancer. They began her professional career as a portion of Ballet B.C.

Foster talked to CBC’s On The Coast host Gloria Macarenko regarding the honor, his music career, and why, in his 70s, he’s appreciating the life of being a touring singer.

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David Foster wins the Governor General’s award

When you were beginning out as a professional singer — and this goes back to your teens, we have to highlight that — did you have a long-term plan?

Those who are fortunate enough to understand that we want to do something are a big break for sure.

 I’ve always liked to make music, but I had no idea where it would take me, like [for] a lot of individuals, the goalpost keeps rolling. And as long as you keep that goalpost shifting, I think you’re in fine shape, but I’ve attempted to do that.

Do you feel more or less emotional to your older songs as time parts?

Less. I do. I do feel less. You’re less worried regarding pretty much everything. And so you get more nostalgic about what you’ve done.

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