I have been a fan of all three of these artists all of my life, or all of their career in the case of Kasey Musgraves and many times when these state institutions recognize these artists, I try to release the press release with a little commentary on them. Whenever I travel I make it a point to visit these many smaller institutions and museums stretched across the country.
I’m not a really big fan of Musgraves latest two albums (I do indeed own them) but her middle albums like Pageant Material were the best, with my favorite song being “Good Ol Boys Club”. Which is a double meaning song of being a gal, and not wanting to be a part of the big scene of the music industry.
Moe Bandy is a name that goes without saying is synonymous with Honky Tonk Country, and he is one of the most active Legends we have with us today. I have had the opportunity to sponsor stages with him as a headliner in Kansas City, and I covered his shows in many other states.
Radney Foster is one of the many songwriters that had a long heyday in the 90s with a song called “Just Call Me Lonesome” and others. He is considered a Legend among his peers and among the music industry as a whole.
FORT WORTH, Texas. – Award-winning country music legend Moe Bandy has been inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. Bandy was inducted into the Class of 2023 along with The Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Cleo Hearn, and Boots O’Neal. Bandy, was a proud competitor in bull riding prior to pursuing country music full-time. He now joins the ranks of Willie Nelson, George Strait, Red Steagall, Lyle Lovett, Clay Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Aaron Watson, and Bob Wills who have all received this prestigious honor.
“This is a huge honor and one I am very thankful for,” smiles Bandy. “Many know me as a country singer, but I used to compete in every bull riding competition I could. Once it’s in your blood, it never leaves. To be included in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame with so many of my heroes is truly humbling and I am thankful!”
This honor comes just after the release of Bandy’s new album, ‘Thank You Lord,’ which is available now! Delivering a heartfelt project, Bandy recorded twelve heartfelt tracks and features special guests The Isaacs on “Family Bible” and The Oak Ridge Boys with Nora Lee Allen on “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” The title track, written by Mo Pitney, Bobby Tomberlin, and Cheryl Riddle offers a true reflection of where Bandy is in his life today, of which he is thankful for another mile, another day, and a life many could have only dreamed of. ‘Thank You Lord’ features tunes from prominent Nashville songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson, Hank Williams, and more! The twelve-track project was produced by Michele Voan Capps and sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms and is available on all streaming platforms now!
To stream or purchase, visit HERE.
“We all try to live life to the fullest and with purpose,” shares Bandy. “When you get to a certain place in your life, you reflect on your past. We have all made mistakes and decisions that we may regret, but you have to look at the positives. God has been so good to me. He has given my family blessings that I never dreamed were even possible. I am so thankful to Him and wanted this album to fully reflect my faith in God. A special thanks to Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms for their continued support and for making this album a reality.”
For further information, visit HERE.
‘Thank You Lord’ Track Listing:
Thank You Lord (Bobby Tomberlin, Mo Pitney, Cheryl Riddle)
Family Bible ft. The Isaacs (Willie Nelson)
I Believe (Drake, Graham, Shirl, Stillman)
God Is Great, God Is Good (Bill Anderson)
House Of Gold (Hank Williams)
The Lord Is My Shepherd ft. The Oak Ridge Boys & Norah Lee Allen (Ardon A. Hollis)
Shall We Gather At The River (Robert Lowry)
Many Mansions (Randall, Sanders, Etheridge)
What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Joseph M. Scriven)
Wayfaring Stranger (Public Domain)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Public Domain)
Precious Lord Take My Hand (Thomas A. Dorsey)
Kacey Musgraves inducts Radney Foster into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame
Foster joins Alejandro Escovedo, Rodney Clawson, W.C. Clark and Gary P. Nunn, as the latest inductees
April 19, 2023 – Austin, TX – In a ceremony at Austin’s Moody Theatre on February 25, Kacey Musgraves joined Radney Foster onstage for “Nobody Wins” and “Texas In 1880” – songs she sang as his background singer at 19. Along with Kelly Willis, Randy Rogers and William Beckmann, who also joined Foster on stage, Musgraves inducted her former boss into the 2023 Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association honors Texas songwriters who have helped shape and define Texas culture. Other performers included Ronnie Dunn, LeeRoy Parnell, W.C Clark, Escovedo, Clawson, Nunn and David Lee.
“The first Foster and Lloyd really changed music for me,” said Darius Rucker in a video tribute, “No one deserves this more. Radney is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.” Later in the tribute, Keith Urban said, “Radney is the real deal. The first time I heard him sing, I thought, who is this voice? His album See What You Want to See was a game changer, his songwriting really spoke to me. I’ve cut four songs off that record!”
Foster has written multiple number one singles and had countless cuts by artists like Urban, the Chicks, Hootie and the Blowfish, Jack Ingram and others. He joins Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Rodney Crowell, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Joe Ely, Townes Van Zandt, Lefty Frizzell, Clint Black, Robert Earl Keen, Liz Rose, Aaron Barker, Freddy Powers, and many more in the Hall Of Fame.
He is currently on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of his solo debut, Del Rio, TX 1959.