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For a man with a new CD out and upcoming small tours planned, Radney Foster is surprisingly eager to talk about other musicians. His third CD for Dualtone, "This World We Live In," is on the Texas and country music charts. Foster is happy about that. He says he's always glad to know someone other than his parents is listening to his music. But on a phone interview from Nashville, Foster is just as excited to talk about producing new music as his new batch of songs. On his website, there's  ...
Radney Foster is not and may never be a household name. But if you spend any time at all poking around the country music business, it's fairly hard to miss his significant contributions to the genre. Foster began his recording career in the late '80s by making 3 albums with the influential Foster & Lloyd duo before becoming a solo artist. He had a hit right off the bat with "Just Call Me Lonesome," taken from his debut solo release, "Del Rio, Texas, 1959." He also placed the wonderfully personal lullaby, "Godspeed," on the Dixie Chicks' "Home" release, and has had numerous other artists record his songs.  ...
Ah, the rigors of Fan Fair week in Nashville. Radney Foster joined in the fray this year to promote "Are You Ready for the Big Show?," an album of old and new material recorded live at the Continental Club in Austin. "It's exhausting," Foster says of Music City's annual event, but after driving home on the highway past "guys layin' asphalt in 90-degree weather," he decides "my job's not that bad." The rootsy, textured sound on Foster's latest is the most current in a series of musical  ...

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