Radney Foster

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country texas country americana alt-country cowhat tex new traditionalist country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

20 July 1959, Del Rio, Texas, USA. His father, who was a lawyer (as had been his grandfather and father before him), played guitar and sang and Radney, the second of four Foster children, followed his father’s example with regard to music. In 1979, dreams of being a country singer saw him drop out of university and move to Nashville in the hope of fulfilling his ambition. However, he was, at that time, unsuccessful in his quest to be either a singer or a songwriter. Although very disappointed, he refused to give up hope, but after a year, he decided that he would first return home and complete his course at the University of the South, Texas. In the evenings, he sang in local clubs and continued to write songs.

After Foster finally graduated, he returned to Nashville where, this time, he found work as a staff writer for MTM Publishing Company. Here he worked with songwriter Bill Lloyd and after acquiring a recording contract with RCA...

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