Del Rio, TX 1959

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Del Rio, TX 1959
Studio album by Radney Foster
Released September 29, 1992 (1992-09-29)
Recorded 1992
Studio Treasure Isle and Champaign Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 39:19
Label Arista
Producer Steve Fishell
Radney Foster
Radney Foster chronology
Del Rio, TX 1959
Labor of Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
Dan DeLuca (Knight-Ridder Newspapers)3/4 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+ link

Del Rio, TX 1959 is the debut album of American country music artist Radney Foster. It was released in 1992 (see 1992 in country music) on the Arista Nashville label, and it produced five singles for Foster on the Billboard country charts: "Just Call Me Lonesome", "Nobody Wins", "Easier Said Than Done", "Hammer and Nails", and "Closing Time". All of these except "Closing Time" were Top 40 hits on the country charts; "Nobody Wins" was the highest-charting, reaching #2.

The album's title refers to Foster's birth year and birthplace.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Call Me Lonesome" (Radney Foster, George Ducas) – 3:09
  2. "Don't Say Goodbye" (Foster) – 3:30
  3. "Easier Said Than Done" (Foster) – 3:39
  4. "A Fine Line" (Foster) – 4:00
  5. "Went for a Ride" (Foster, Alice Randall) – 4:06
  6. "Nobody Wins" (Foster, Kim Richey) – 3:29
  7. "Louisiana Blue" (Foster, Beth Nielsen Chapman) – 3:23
  8. "Closing Time" (Foster, Mark Sager) – 3:38
  9. "Hammer and Nails" (Foster, Cindy Bullens) – 5:00
  10. "Old Silver" (Foster) – 5:25


The band
  • Dan Dugmore – acoustic guitar
  • Steve Fishell – pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Radney Foster – acoustic guitar, lead vocals
  • Bill Hullett – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 6-string bass, mandolin
  • Michael Joyce – bass guitar
  • Bob Mummert – drums, percussion, tire iron ("Hammer and Nails")
  • John Propst – piano
  • Pete Wasner – piano, Hammond B-3 organ
Additional musicians
  • Glen Duncan – fiddle on "Louisiana Blue" and "Closing Time", viola on "Easier Said than Done"
  • Albert Lee – lead guitar on "Don't Say Goodbye" and "Louisiana Blue"
  • George Marinelli – lead guitar on "Hammer and Nails" and "A Fine Line"
On "Old Silver"
Backing vocalists
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – "Nobody Wins"
  • John Hiatt – "Hammer and Nails"
  • Carl Jackson – "Just Call Me Lonesome", "Louisiana Blue"
  • Kim Richey – "Easier Said than Done", "A Fine Line", "Went for a Ride", "Closing Time", "Old Silver"
  • Harry Stinson – "Don't Say Goodbye", "Old Silver"
  • Cindy Williams – "Closing Time"
  • Curtis Young – "A Fine Line", "Closing Time"
  • Chuck Ainlay – mixing (all tracks except "Nobody Wins")
  • Randy Best – mixing ("Nobody Wins")
  • Steve Fishell – production
  • Radney Foster – production
  • Mike Poole – recording, mixing ("Old Silver" only)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 11


  1. ^ Various Authors "New Music" Syracuse Herald-American 11 Oct. 1992. p. 23.