Radney Foster Announces New CD + Book Duo

Legendary artist Radney Foster announced his latest project–a CD/book combo titled For You To See The Stars will be released on September 15. The collection of short stories, released via Working Title Farm, will be Foster’s very first print publication. The record (Devil’s River Records) marks Foster’s eleventh studio album and will feature nine new songs, along with a special re-recording of his top single, “Raining on Sunday.”

While it’s evident that Texas has always been an inspiration for his music, in For You To See The Stars, Foster explores various landscapes, both physical and emotional, from the story of a retired spy in New Orleans, to the tale of a Dallas lawyer wandering the Rocky Mountains in search of redemption, to a post apocalyptic parable of a world in endless war.

The beauty of this CD/book combo lives within Foster’s extensive imagery, which not only further expands the meaning behind Foster’s songs, but gives the reader a look at the thought process behind his songwriting. “For me, the goal of writing is always to touch that one person so much that they wonder how I got a peek into their living room–how I understood exactly what they felt. More than just rhyming or having a pretty melody, I try to express a part of the human condition that can make someone want to laugh, cry, make love, or all of the above.”

Foster has written eight number one hit singles, including his own “Nobody Wins,” and “Crazy Over You” with duo Foster & Lloyd. His discography contains countless cuts by artists ranging anywhere from country (Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys).

For You To See The Stars is Foster at his classic storytelling best, both as a seasoned singer/songwriter and a soulful writer of prose. Although both components stand alone as separate pieces of art– they are meant to be enjoyed together for a reason. When coupled, the book and CD give fans a deeper insight into the subconscious of Foster’s storytelling. Journalist Peter Cooper puts it best, “Radney Foster writes with uncommon depth of emotion, humor, empathy, and clarity. I’m going to ask him how he does it, and if he tells me I’ll let you in on his secret. Until then, it’s best that we read, wonder, and revel.”

Pre-order the album and book here.

Tour Dates:

July 20, 22, 23 – Fort Garland, CO – Fir Summit Amphitheater
July 28 – Beacon, NY – Towne Crier Cafe
July 30 – Woodbridge, NJ – Music on Main Street
Aug. 5 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Pavillion
Sept. 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
Sept. 7 – Big Rapids, MI – Ferris State University
Sept. 8 & 9 – Remus, MI – Wheatland Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 13- Nashville, TN – Grimey’s (Americana Fest)
Sept. 14-17 – New Orleans, LA – Southern Independent Bookseller’s Association
Sept. 19 – New York City – Joe’s Pub
Sept. 20 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sept. 22 – Amesbury, MA – Amesbury Harvest Fair & Country Music Festival
Sept. 26 – Waterloo – Austin, TX
Sept. 28 – Austin, TX – Stateside at the Paramount
Sept. 29 & 30 – Houston, TX – The Mucky Duck
Oct. 1 – Kemah, TX – Galveston Bay Songwriters Festival
Oct. 5 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler
Oct. 6 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
Oct. 7 – Port Aransas, TX – Cinnamon Shores Subdivision
Oct. 14 + 15, Nashville, TN – Southern Festival of Books
Oct. 17 – Nashville, TN – Parnassus Books
Oct. 18 – Columbus, OH – Natalie’s
Oct. 20 – Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct. 21 – Wheeler Arts Center – Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 24 – Sylva, NC – City Lights Bookstore
Oct. 25 – Boone, NC – Foggy Pine Books
Oct. 26 – Claremont, NC Library benefit
Oct. 28 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
Nov. 1 – Washington DC – The Hamilton
Nov. 16 – Charleston, SC – The Woofle Street Playhouse
Nov. 17 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
Nov. 18 – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Theatre
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, AL – Moonlight on the Mountain
Nov. 29 – Kenney, TX – The Kenney Store
Nov. 30 – Beaumont, TX – Courville’s
Dec. 1 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Red Dragon
Dec. 2 – Houston, TX – The Mucky Duck

Author: ASoulfulSound

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