Radney Foster is one of the defining acts of the resurgence of country radio, known for his likeable voice and catchy melodies .
Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Foster made his debut in 1986 alongside Bill Lloyd in the duo Foster & Lloyd. Between then and 1990, the duo recorded three studio albums for RCA Records and charted nine singles on the country charts.
Foster began his solo career in 1992 with Arista. His first release, Del Rio, TX 1959, produced four consecutive Top 40 hits. This album was followed Labor of Love in 1995 and See What You Want to See in 1999. , respectively), and by 1999 he had exited Arista's roster. He then signed to the independent Dualtone Records label, and recorded three more albums: 2001's Are You Ready for the Big Show?, 2002's Another Way to Go and 2006's This World We Live In.
Recently Foster released a new CD, Revival, on his own label.
Overall, Foster has charted thirteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten hits "Just Call Me Lonesome" (#10, 1992) and "Nobody Wins" (#2, 1993). In addition, he has written singles for other country artists, including Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Jack Ingram.
While telling me how much New Orleans means to him, Radney Foster described how he took a road trip in college, went into the first nightspot they picked at random, and came upon two guys performing in Indian costumes. They were the Neville brothers! We had been asking artists to provide us unreleased material, and Radney gave us an absolute gem He was one of the first to give us a song, and personally worked very hard behind the scenes to help get the clearances we needed in order to include it on the CD.