Christopher Cross’ 1980 self-titled debut album with the lead single “Ride Like the Wind” rocketed to the #2 spot; the massive success of the second single “Sailing” made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, “Never Be the Same” and “Say You'll Be Mine,” he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Sailing.” He soon scored a second #1, as well as an Academy Award, with “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do),” which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur. Four years, two albums, eight hit singles, several world tours, five Grammy's, and one Oscar marked Christopher’s meteoric rise to the top.
So, how do you follow that? Christopher Cross’ string of post-megahit albums from the mid-1980s to the present represents, in a consistent manner, a hard-travelled road of integrity, a refusal to compromise. He continues to record and perform, averaging about 100 live shows per year, never depriving those fans of the early hits, as well as a broad range of his latest work – the songs where his heart (and his art) truly lies. Audiences respond with rapture. That later work stands as a testament to an artist who strives to deepen. Christopher Cross has many a laurel, none of which has ever been rested on.