For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2022 – Nashville, TN - To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic solo debut, Radney Foster launches a tour that kicks off in Nashville on October 6 and continues through Summer 2023. “Thirty years ago, Radney Foster opened up his heart, wrapped it in lap steel and Fender guitars, shouted it from a microphone mountain in a voice of bluebonnet twang, and created a work of riotous loss along the lines of Merle Haggard or Buck Owens, says author/historian Peter Cooper. “Del Rio, TX 1959 is an album that mines the personal to unearth the universal.”
The album produced five singles on the country charts: "Just Call Me Lonesome,” "Nobody Wins,” "Easier Said Than Done,” "Hammer and Nails,” and "Closing Time,” and became a touchstone for other artists. Foster will be performing the album top to bottom, with later hits at the end of the set.
An early stop will be Darius Rucker’s Riverfront Revival in Charleston. “Del Rio, TX, 1959 is what inspired me to sing Country music,” says Rucker. “It’s the ultimate album.” Legendary steel guitarist Steve Fishell (who coproduced the album with Foster) will be joining the band on select dates.
Radney Foster first gained attention as half of the duo Foster & Lloyd (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the country charts with their debut single). His solo debut was on the upstart record label Arista Nashville, where his labelmates included Alan Jackson, Diamond Rio, Pam Tillis and Brooks and Dunn.
Foster’s discography contains countless cuts by artists ranging anywhere from country (Keith Urban, The Chicks, Brooks and Dunn, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys, George Benson). Foster has appeared in film, TV and stage including as host of CMT Crossroads, in the feature film Beauty Mark, on stage in the acclaimed musical “Troubadour. “
His most recent project For You To See The Stars is in two parts, a book of short fiction, and a companion CD of the same name. Foster, who produced the first three Randy Rogers Band albums, recently reunited with them to produce Homecoming. He’s currently working on a second book of short fiction, and a side jazz project with his sons, The Space Cadet Quintet.
10/6 – City Winery, Nashville, TN
10/7 – Red Clay Theater, Duluth, GA
10/9 – Riverfront Revival, Charleston, SC
10/20 – Kessler Theater, Dallas, TX
10/21 – The Heights, Houston, TX
10/22 – Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, TX
11/2 – The Dosey Doe, The Woodlands, TX
11/4 – Rockbox, Fredricksburg, TX
11/12 - The Red Rooster, Hawkins, TX
11/13 – Graham Memorial Aud., Graham, TX
11/19 – Paul Poag Theatre, Del Rio, TX
12/9 - The Bugle Boy, LaGrange, TX
12/10 – Third Coast Theatre, Port Aransas, TX
For updated tour dates and information, click here.
Del Rio, TX, 1959 Track List:
“Just Call Me Lonesome” (Radney Foster/George Ducas)
“Don’t Say Goodbye” (Foster)
“Easier Said Than Done” (Foster)
“A Fine Line” (Foster)
“Went For A Ride” (Foster/Alice Randall)
“Nobody Wins” (Foster/Kim Richey)
“Louisiana Blue” (Foster/Beth Nielsen Chapman)
“Closing Time” (Foster/Mark Sager)
“Hammer and Nails” (Foster/Cindy Bullens)
“Old Silver” (Foster)
Radney Foster Announces Tour to Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary of Del Rio, TX, 1959
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