Singer-songwriter Radney Foster has announced May 13 as the release date for “Everything I Should Have Said,” his first album of all new material since 2009’s “Revival.” The album will be issued on Radney’s Devil’s River Records, distributed by Think Indie.
“I’m always trying to find a little piece of the truth,” says the Texas-born artist whom country fans first heard as one-half of the duo Foster & Lloyd, with partner Bill Lloyd. “My challenge is, how do you have another take on a love song? How do you keep it interesting?”
In order to do just that, Radney took his suitcase full of songs to like-minded musical friends to Louisiana.
“I wanted the album to have a band feel, and to do that I knew we needed to get away from schedules and cell phones,” he explains.
Interestingly, Dockside Studios, where the album was recorded, sits alongside the Louisiana bayou and the space is the site of a long-abandoned brothel, allowing for what Radney calls a “swampier” approach to the new tunes.
In between recording his own solo albums, Radney has written and produced songs for Kacey Musgraves and many others. Among the memorable country hits he scored were “Raining on Sunday” and “I’m In” recorded by Keith Urban, “Real Fine Place” and “Revival,” by Sara Evans and “Godspeed,” from the Dixie Chicks’ six-times-platinum album, “Home” album in 2002. Foster & Lloyd’s “Crazy Over You,” was a No. 1 smash, and Radney’s solo hits have included “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Nobody Wins.” His debut solo album in 1992, “Del Rio TX 1959,” also inspired longtime fan Darius Rucker to title his second country album “Charleston SC 1966,” in 2010.