Radney Foster will be honored next month at the “Artists’ Tribute to a Legend” event at the 30th Annual MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The premiere event, presented by Dickson Productions, brings together a vibrant community of artists and fans to celebrate legendary songwriters, established artists and promising up and comers in the Texas Country and Americana scenes.
The “MusicFest Artists’ Tribute to a Legend” is one of MusicFest’s most anticipated shows where artists pay homage to the honoree for his accomplishments, the standard he has set in his genre and the influence he has had on the current music scene. Past honorees include Robert Earl Keen, Dean Dillon, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Lee Ann Womack, Guy Clark, Johnny Gimble and Family, Leon Russell, Kevin Welch, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt and Lost Gonzo Band.
The position that Radney Foster enjoys in the music landscape is nothing short of remarkable. Mainstream country music and independent Americana tend to occupy separate orbits. Yet for the past three decades Foster has thrived in both as a songwriter, recording artist, live performer and producer. His songs—solo, with Foster and Lloyd and recorded by other artists—have topped the country, Texas and AAA charts alike. At the same time, he’s earned the respect of his peers and a devoted audience as intent on listening as they are eager to dance. … Continue Reading
Songwriters Write Out Lyrics to Help Raise Funds for School, Well Child Clinic, and Women’s Social Enterprise
An assortment of lyrics for hit songs handwritten by the songwriters who wrote them will be up for auction on eBay to benefit the major project of the Center for Contemplative Justice (CCJ) Ecuador, in San Eduardo, Ecuador . The auction begins on Saturday, November 8, at 8:30 PM/CT and runs until Friday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 PM/CT. 100% of the proceeds will go to the project. Once the auction goes live, buyers can find the lyrics easily –just enter the item number of the lyric you want to bid on in the ebay search site.
“After my mother-in-law’s death in 1988, a school was founded in a rural community of Ecuador and named for her– Escuela Anne Stevens,” said Marcus Hummon, Grammy-award winning songwriter and husband of Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of CCJ. “Since opening the school, a well child clinic and a women’s social enterprise have also been established to create lasting changes in the community. Several years ago, we dug the only functioning well for the community.”
Hummon’s wife is also Chaplain of St. Augustine’s at Vanderbilt University, founder of Thistle Farms & Magdalene, and author. Rev. Stevens adds, “We are grateful to the songwriters who donated lyrics to this campaign. These songs powerfully connect us to each other, to places and memories that move us, in joy or in sorrow. Whether it is a country road or a broken road, they remind us that between heaven and earth it’s all sacred ground.”
These lyrics are all signed by at least one of the songwriters (co-writers and recording artists are also named but did not sign unless so indicated):
Written by Radney Foster and Darden Smith
Recorded by Radney Foster
Signed by Radney Foster
Ebay item number: 331362510470
Written by Darius Rucker
Recorded by Darius Rucker
Signed by Darius Rucker
Ebay item number: 331362501504
Written by Chuck Wicks
Recorded by Chuck Wicks
Signed by Chuck Wicks
Ebay item number: 331360481073
“Make It Love”
Written by Marcus and Levi Hummon and Andrew Dorff
Recorded by The Hummons
Signed by Levi and Marcus Hummon
Ebay item number: 331363243328
“Bless the Broken Road”
Written by Marcus Hummon, Jeff Hanna, and Bobby Boyd
Recorded by Rascal Flatts
Signed by Marcus Hummon
Ebay item number: 331363263438
Written by John Prine
Recorded by John Prine (1971) and by Johnny Cash (2005)
Signed by John Prine
“We Will Stand”
Written by Russ Taff, Victoria Taff, and James Houlihan
Handwritten and to be signed by Russ Taff
Ebay item number: 331362481882
For more information on the Center for Contemplative Justice, please visit http://www.staugustineschapel.org/ministries/center-for-contemplative-justice/.
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The “CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES” will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at JOE’S PUB in NEW YORK CITY on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3rd and THURSDAY DECEMBER 4th. Show times for both nights are 6:30p and 9p (ET). Featured songwriters include host BOB DiPIERO, RADNEY FOSTER, BRETT JAMES, and CRAIG WISEMAN. Tickets for the event are $40 and $35 each and are on sale now. For more information, visit www.joespub.com
Radney is celebrating the release of his new single “California” with a sweepstakes to bring a lucky winner and a guest to the Golden State. Grand prize includes roundtrip airfare, two nights hotel at the River Terrace Inn in Napa (November 21-22), ground transportation in Napa, private winery tours, an exclusive meet and greet and VIP tickets to Radney’s show at the City Winery in Napa November 22.
Must be 21 to enter, reside in the US and be able to travel November 21-23, 2014. Click here to enter!
Courtesy – MySSNews.com
In a stroke of genius, singer/songwriter Radney Foster has managed to write something special for the women in his life – his muse, his wife, his daughter and his ex-wife. As crazy as it sounds, the girls love their songs on “Something I Should Have Said,” (May 13, Devil’s River Records). Well, at least the real girls.
And, if we could summon his muse, I’ll bet she’d agree this is some of the best work of Foster’s rich, long career.
The first cut, “Whose Heart You Wreck,” chronicles the ups and downs between an artist and his inspiration – the muse.
“It’s about my struggle with her,” Foster said during a telephone interview from his Nashville home. “She causes me to be late for a dinner party and to stay up until three in the morning.” … Continue Reading
Courtesy – MyKindOfCountry.com
By: Jonathan Pappalardo
To record his first album of original material since 2009, Radney Foster traveled to Dockside Studios in Lafayette, Louisiana, a converted whorehouse lacking modern amenities. Working alongside musicians he’s collaborated with during his two plus decades making music, Foster has crafted some of the most personal work of his career.
As a result, Everything I Should’ve Said radiates with rejuvenated energy from an artist roaring with passion and contemplating sizable ache. The rough edginess producer Justin Tocket brings to the proceedings displays a palpable urgency, even if the slightly dusty dirt penetrating the tracks comes off a little heavy-handed at times.
Self-penned stunner “Whose Heart You Wreck (Ode To The Muse),” which opens the album, finds Foster tipsy and ravished at the mercy of creativity, and not the hands of a woman: “You saunter in at 2 am and whisper poetry.Sensuous, whiskey-soaked and breathless next to me.You’ll sneak out before the dawn, but what should I expect? ‘Cause you don’t really give a damn whose heart you wreck.” That thematic twist is a stroke of brilliance and turns what could’ve been just an average heartbreaker into something far deeper and more impactful. … Continue Reading
Courtesy – Juli Thanki – Engine 145
“I never thought I’d say this, but thank God for morphine,” laughs Radney Foster. In late April, he battled a painful bout of shingles so severe that it forced him to cut his Scotland tour short and cancel what would have been his first appearance at Stagecoach. The illness and show cancellations were a physical and emotional blow for the 54-year-old singer-songwriter, but when talking about his new album, Everything I Should Have Said (his first solo record of new material in five years), he perks right up.
“I tend to write 40 to 50 songs a year, so I had lots of material to weed through for this album,” Foster explains. To help narrow down those couple hundred songs into a manageable bunch, he called upon friend and producer Justin Tocket. “Justin is somebody I really trust, and he didn’t have any emotional ties to the songs, so I let him be brutal and honest: he’d tell me ‘This song is better than that one,” or ‘While this is a great song, maybe a hit song for somebody else, it tells me nothing about you, Radney Foster.’ So we tried to make the album as meaningful and personal as we possibly could.” … Continue Reading