Mr. Radney Foster, C’82, Nashville singer, songwriter, author, and actor (and Sewanee English major) will be the Babson Center’s 2022 Humphreys Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Navigating the fluid nature of the music industry, Mr. Foster will share insights of his journey from West Texas to Sewanee to the Music City and will offer wisdom to his success. He will speak in Convocation Hall at 4:30 on January 20.
A legendary singer/songwriter, Radney Foster first earned national attention with Foster & Lloyd, the first duo in history to top the Country charts with a debut single, “Crazy Over You.” In the early ’90s, Mr. Foster released his first solo album, Del Rio, Texas 1959, with five singles on the Billboard country charts. His latest album, For You to See the Stars, is a two-part project: a book and a CD. Mr. Foster expanded his lyrical prose in this collection of short stories and displays the strong imagery found in his songwriting.
The Sewanee alumnus 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 Chicks, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys).
Foster is currently producing the Randy Rogers Band next record, working on another book, writing a screenplay, and preparing for the 30th anniversary tour for Del Rio, Texas 1959.
Join us for a fascinating discussion with a singer and songwriter who “made it” in Music City with hard work and a constant flow of creativity while adapting to the ever-changing music industry. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Department of English.