Radney Foster announces tour to celebrates 30 year
anniversary of “Del Rio, TX, 1959”
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
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).
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 album, 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.