For more than 30 years, Radney Foster has been converting the thoughts in his head into mesmerizing lyrics that express the human condition and others have taken notice. Today, Foster is a celebrated Texas songwriter, known for his storied lyrics that he pens for both himself and others.
In just a matter of days, on Aug. 24, Radney will be bringing his songs and his acoustic guitar to Asheville to perform at Isis Music Hall.
“For You To See The Stars” is Radney Foster’s 11th album. 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).
Although highly recognized and accomplished in the music world, Foster is a true renaissance man. In addition to For You To See The Stars being his first book, Foster recently starred in the world premiere of “Troubadour,” at Atlanta’s Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre. He also appears in the upcoming feature film, Beauty Mark.
For You To See The Stars is a project comprised of two parts – a book and a CD. The book is a collection of short stories published by Working Title Farm. Though the stories are fiction, they are informed by Foster’s upbringing on the Mexican border in Del Rio, TX. The story that most closely resembles memoir, “Bridge Club,” is a humorous and poignant retelling of the song “Greatest Show on Earth,” a recollection of playing music with family and friends on the back porch on a Saturday night.
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.
The show will be held on at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 at 743 Haywood Road in Asheville. Tickets cost $20/$25. Purchase them at https://public.ticketbiscuit.com/IsisAsheville/Ticketing/345268. Visit www.isisasheville.com for more information.