Radney Foster Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary of Del Rio, TX 1959 With Tour Kicking off in Nashville Oct. 6

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Sunday, September 18, 2022

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his iconic solo debut, Radney Foster is touring through Summer 2023, his first stop at Nashville's City Winery. “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.”

An influence to many artists, the album produced hits: "Just Call Me Lonesome,” "Nobody Wins,” "Easier Said Than Done,” "Hammer and Nails,” and "Closing Time." Fans can expect to hear the album top to bottom with later tunes towards the end.  Legendary steel guitarist Steve Fishell (who coproduced the album with Foster) will be joining the band on select dates.

Prior to Del Rio, TX 1959, Foster was 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.

Tour Dates:

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

11/4 – Rockbox, Fredericksburg, 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