Radney Foster’s Everything I Should Have Said elegantly bookends personal satisfaction won and lost. Moments between spotlight a veteran songwriter seamlessly shaping his vision.
“Radney’s brilliant with language,” frequent collaborator Darden Smith says. “He understands country song form and knows how to tell a story really well. His grasp and the ability to really be clear in the language of the song really impress me.”
Visiting with CMT Edge, Foster explains his tricky relationship with the muse, who is capable of wrecking hearts as well as dinner plans.
CMT Edge: Describe how the new album took shape.
Foster: I had a ton of songs to weed through. I think hiring my friend Justin Tocket to produce might’ve been the wisest decision I made. He had moved to Louisiana to head up a studio that I’d worked in before with Randy Rogers. He said, “I think you ought to think about coming down here where there’s bad cell reception and it’s like everything stops for three or four days.” That really infused the whole record with a rootsiness and swampiness. … Continue Reading