Sign up for newsletter
 

Foster sees "Stars"

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Radney Foster announced today a CD/book combo, "For You To See The Stars," will be out Sept. 15.

The collection of short stories, released via Working Title Farm, will be Foster's first print publication. The record (Devil's River Records) marks Foster's 11th studio album and will feature nine new songs, along with a special re-recording of his top single, "Raining on Sunday."

"For me, the goal of writing is always to touch that one person so much that they wonder how I got a peek into their living room - how I understood exactly what they felt. More than just rhyming or having a pretty melody, I try to express a part of the human condition that can make someone want to laugh, cry, make love or all of the above."

Foster has written eight number one hit singles, including his own "Nobody Wins," and "Crazy Over You" with duo Foster & Lloyd. Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins and Los Lonely Boys all have cut his songs.

Tour dates are:
July 20, 22, 23 - Fort Garland, CO - Fir Summit Amphitheater
July 28 - Beacon, NY - Towne Crier Cafe
July 30 - Woodbridge, NJ - Music on Main Street
Aug. 5 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Pavillion
Sept. 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
Sept. 7 - Big Rapids, MI - Ferris State University
Sept. 8-9 - Remus, MI - Wheatland Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 13- Nashville, TN - Grimey's (Americana Fest)
Sept. 14-17 - New Orleans, LA - Southern Independent Bookseller's Association
Sept. 19 - New York City - Joe's Pub
Sept. 20 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
Sept. 22 - Amesbury, MA - Amesbury Harvest Fair & Country Music Festival
Sept. 26 - Waterloo - Austin, TX
Sept. 28 - Austin, TX - Stateside at the Paramount
Sept. 29 & 30 - Houston, TX - The Mucky Duck
Oct. 1 - Kemah, TX - Galveston Bay Songwriters Festival
Oct. 5 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler
Oct. 6 - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint
Oct. 7 - Port Aransas, TX - Cinnamon Shores Subdivision
Oct. 14 + 15, Nashville, TN - Southern Festival of Books
Oct. 17 - Nashville, TN - Parnassus Books
Oct. 18 - Columbus, OH - Natalie's
Oct. 20 - Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct. 21 - Wheeler Arts Center - Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 24 - Sylva, NC - City Lights Bookstore
Oct. 25 - Boone, NC - Foggy Pine Books
Oct. 26 - Claremont, NC Library benefit
Oct. 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
Nov. 1 - Washington DC - The Hamilton
Nov. 16 - Charleston, SC - The Woofle Street Playhouse
Nov. 17 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall
Nov. 18 - Duluth, GA - Red Clay Theatre
Nov. 19 - Birmingham, AL - Moonlight on the Mountain
Nov. 29 - Kenney, TX - The Kenney Store
Nov. 30 - Beaumont, TX - Courville's
Dec. 1 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Red Dragon
Dec. 2 - Houston, TX - The Mucky Duck

More news for Radney Foster

CD reviews for Radney Foster

For You to See the Stars CD review - For You to See the Stars
Radney Foster's been around for decades it seems, but has been one of the more underrated and under-appreciated wordsmiths around. His latest, however, has a link to far more words than even Bob Dylan could fit on a double-disc effort. The link is the album is a collection of songs with each track culled from "a companion short story" compilation of the same name penned by the musician. The result is an album that has plenty of warm, folksy nuggets, which makes the listener »»»
Everything I Should Have Said CD review - Everything I Should Have Said
"I've been a cowboy all my life/A rock star once or twice," Radney Foster sings on "The Man You Want," one of several outstanding songs on his new album "Everything I Should Have Said." Indeed, had Radney Foster never ventured beyond his partnership with Bill Lloyd under the auspices of the duo Foster & Lloyd, chances are he would still have acquired a sufficient degree of fame and prosperity. The fact that he can lay claim to a successful solo career and »»»
Del Rio Tx Revisited: Unplugged & Lonesome CD review - Del Rio Tx Revisited: Unplugged & Lonesome
Radney Foster, who had his only 2 top 10 hits as a performer with songs from his classic "Del Rio, TX 1959," releases "Del Rio, TX Revisited: Unplugged and Lonesome," significantly improving the 1992 Arista performances. The sequencing has been minimally refigured - moving Old Silver up and Went for A Ride down in the lineup balances things nicely. Louisiana Blue benefits greatly from the sparse presentation - the lyrics possess greater resonance, and the new mood is tender. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stuart turns up the honky tonk – Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a special vibe for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on this night, playing for about 1,000 fans. The band, together now for 16 years, bedecked in... »»»
Concert Review: Trampled by Turtles overcome sad songs – There's light in the darkness of Trampled by Turtles. The latter is in the subject matter of the songs - there's a lot of doom and gloom in these relationships. There doesn't seem to be a lot of happy moments. As if to underscore that, the stage was often saturated in dark hues. So, where's the light? Well, despite the cup... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Hard Times Are Relative CD review - Hard Times Are Relative
Jason Boland and The Stragglers serve up the ninth helping of their unapologetic, get it or not, country, in the past 20 years. This appears to almost be two EP's with the first mostly being a hard country dance cd and the second being a little more "out there" mix of fun and contemplative tunes, much less easy to categorize. »»»
Life is Good on the Open Road CD review - Life is Good on the Open Road
After a four-year-break from recording, Duluth, Minn. sextet Trampled By Turtles return with its eighth studio release of edgy bluegrass and Indie folk/rock. Lead singer Dave Simonett wrote all of the mostly dark themed lyrics with the lone instrumental that showcases the band's topflight musicianship, "Good Land," credited to bandmate Erik Berry. »»»
Last Man Standing CD review - Last Man Standing
Willie Nelson is 123 years old and this is his 85th album. No, that's not right, He's 85 and this is something like his 123rd album. At a certain point, the years and the numbers don't mean much any more. The bottom line is Willie Nelson has been around for a long time and made a lot of music.  »»»
Graffiti U CD review - Graffiti U
It's telling how two songs on Keith Urban's "Graffiti U" album chug along to a reggae beat because pop rhythms and non-country elements are the obvious inspirations for this collection. Opener "Coming Home" may borrow (steal?) a guitar riff from Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried," but this is where that country road begins and ends. »»»
Voices CD review - Voices
Having a dozen or so original songs to make an album has never mattered to Tom Rush nor has the idea of churning out an album every year or two. The iconic '60s folk singer has spread out about 20 originals over the span of 11 studio albums. »»»
Mr. Jukebox CD review - Mr. Jukebox
Apparently someone to forgot to tell Joshua Hedley that country music has passed him by. Where does Hedley, aka apparently known as the Mayor of Lower Broad, come off to incorporating honky tonk, Texas swing, western swing and countrypolitan all in the first three songs of his debut?  »»»