Singer songwriter Radney Foster has been telling stories professionally for over 35 years. His songs have reached over 50 million people, whether through his own hits ("Crazy Over You," "Just Call Me Lonesome," "Nobody Wins," "Texas in 1880" and "Angel Flight") or those he wrote that became hits for others (Keith Urban's "Raining On Sunday," Sara Evans, "A Real Fine Place To Start," The Dixie Chicks "GodSpeed" and a host of others).
2016 saw him expanding his definition of storytelling. Along with songwriting and performing, he began acting (in the upcoming feature film "Beauty Mark," and onstage at the Alliance Theatre in "Troubadour.")
He also began writing short fiction, taking his focus from 3 minute songs and diving deeper into each story. His new project is a collection of songs, each with a short story to go with it.
The stories are not a retelling of the songs, but rather a companion piece. Sometimes they are based on the storyline, sometimes just on something the lyrics touch on. Often the song talks about what the characters were feeling at the time. Watch the video above to get an idea of the song.
We are raising money for producing, manufacturing, shipping, marketing and promotion. This is an innovative project that has never been done, so it's important we raise the funds to get the word out.
The book and CD are expected to be released mid-September of 2017. Many of the rewards will ship sooner.
Risks and challenges
Creativity always involves risk. You have to put yourself out there.
For those pledging, there is no risk. If we don't reach our goal, your money will be refunded. We will still carry on with the project, but it will be delayed as we try to raise the capital needed.
The challenge will be to get the book finished, edited and manufactured and the CD recorded, mixed, mastered and manufactured by September. Radney is up for the challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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