Foster made his recording debut as part of the Foster & Lloyd duo, recording three studio albums and with nine singles on the country charts.
Foster began his solo career in 1992 and his album Del Rio, TX 1959 produced four consecutive Top 40 hits. However, his commercial success waned with the release subsequent albums such as Labor of Love (1995), See What You Want to See (1999), Are You Ready for the Big Show?, Another Way to Go (2002) and This World We Live In (2006). Overall, Foster has had thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten hits “Just Call Me Lonesome” (#10, 1992) and “Nobody Wins” (#2, 1993). His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban , Hootie and the Blowfish, and Jack Ingram.
In early 2017, Foster starred in Troubadour, a country musical by Sugarland member Kristian Bush and playwright Janece Shaffer. The production took place in Atlanta, at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. Foster also appears in the 2017 film Beauty Mark.
In September 2017, Foster released For You To See The Stars, a CD/book duo. The collection of short stories is his first print publication and follows the stories on the CD, which included nine new songs and a special re-recording of “Raining on Sunday”, Foster’s single that was later recorded by Keith Urban for his album Golden Road.
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. When coupled, the book and CD give fans a deeper insight into the subconscious of Fosters storytelling. Long-time Tennessean journalist Peter Cooper commented, Radney Foster writes with uncommon depth of emotion, humor, empathy, and clarity.