Radney Foster Looks Back in Time With ‘California’ Lyric Video [WATCH]
The lyric video for Radney Foster's single 'California' takes fans back in time to a different age in the Golden State.
The video features old footage of some of California's most famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as old home video clips.
"In 'California,' the story’s made up, but it was born out of a real conversation with [my wife] Cindy," Foster tells CMT Edge. "She was raised in the Bay Area, and we were talking about her mom and dad. Her dad had been in occupied Japan and got off the boat after World War II, and he said, 'I ain’t going back to the farm in Pennsylvania. I’m staying right here.' Her mom escaped the East Coast, too.
"Cindy said, 'Everybody comes to California to start over with a new life.' I said, 'Excuse me, honey, I have to go write something down. Finish your glass of wine, and we’ll have dinner in a little bit.'"
The song features harmonies from Kacey Musgraves, who credits Foster with convincing her to make the move from Texas to Nashville.
“He was actually one of the people who really convinced me to move to Nashville, because I met him when I was in Austin,” she says. “One of the things he told me was, ‘You’ve got to be present to win.’ And it really struck a chord with me, and I decided to move.”