The Reinvented Radney Foster
Texas native Radney Foster has been a very successful songwriter and performer since the mid-1980s. Radney Foster songs have been recorded by such artists as Tanya Tucker, T. Graham Brown, and Keith Urban. Foster’s first taste of personal commercial success was the duo of Foster and Lloyd, as he teamed up with fellow songwriter and session player Bill Lloyd of southcentral Kentucky. Foster and Lloyd recorded three albums and released nine singles during their tenure as a band, including the Top Ten country hit “Crazy Over You.”
Originally from Del Rio, Texas, Radney Foster returned to Texas in the early 1990s and recorded his first solo album for Arista Records, releasing his hit songs “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Nobody Wins.” Radney Foster continued recording on the Arista label until 2001, when he signed a recording deal with independent recording company Dualtone Records.
Radney Foster’s songwriting career has seen even more success since the move to an independent label with the release of several more albums and a Billboard #1 single writing credit for Sara Evans’ “Real Fine Place.” Foster began the current endeavor of establishing his own recording label, Devil’s River, in 2009. His only release to date has been his album “Revival,” recorded by his band Radney Foster and the Confessions. In addition to the album, the band filmed a 90 minute DVD entitled “Behind the Confessions.” The film is a documentary about the process of recording an album and the particular issues the group experienced.
With the venture into his own recording label, Foster has also started promoting and producing new acts. He has produced two records for the Randy Rogers Band in addition to recording several country music videos over his extensive career.