My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

In Memoriam: Fred Foster (1931-2019)

Fred Foster, left, president of Monument Record Corp. and honorary chairman of the Music City section of the United Givers Fund campaign, looks on approvingly as one of the industry’s leading citizens, Chet Atkins, manager of RCA-Victor’s Nashville office, singing the first pledge card in the section Aug. 18, 1967. Joe Rudis / The Tennessean

Fred Foster was a country music legend. Over the course of his 60-year career, he founded Monument Records and helped launch the careers of Kris Kristofferson, Roy Orbison, and Dolly Parton. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. He died on Wednesday, Feb 20, age 87.

Those are just some brief highlights. I could never sum up his pioneering career as well as Dave Paulson and Cindy Watts from The Tennessean, so I’ve linked to their fantastic obituary HERE.

 

 

 

One response to “In Memoriam: Fred Foster (1931-2019)

  1. Paul W Dennis February 22, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Fred sometimes wrote the liner notes for albums, whether or not he was the actual producer. I particularly remember the thoughtful comments on the back of Henson Cargill’s album SKIP A ROPE.

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