I've bitched about the structure of record labels and how they basically enslave unestablished artists. I don't know if Radney Foster made it through his tenure with Arista ahead or in debt to the label, but he's the kind of musician who can really win by doing his own thing via digital distribution.
Apparently he's starting his own record label and ignoring my suggestion about digital distribution (sigh)--he's putting video and music on Interactive Flash Drive(tm)... I have no idea but I'm including the "(tm)" because I don't want to get sued.
Anyway, here's a song of his I love from like 17 years ago.
Happy birthday dude! Rock on!