“I was already a big Foster & Lloyd fan, so I was waiting for Randy to come out with his solo record. It was all I could have hoped for and more. In fact, this is the record that really made me want to sing country music. When I heard it, I said to myself, ‘I want to sound like that guy.’ I’ve played it and sung along to it more times than I can say. Its impact on me is deep.
“The songwriting, the production, the vocals – there’s nothing about this album that isn’t exceptional. It would be on my list of top five albums of all time period, so it’s definitely the top country record.
“Louisiana Blue is an amazing song; then there’s Old Silver – they’re all great. I can’t say one and not say the other. But I will say that Easier Said That Done is my favorite. It’s a beautiful ballad, and Radney’s delivery of those lyrics really gets it right. [Sings] ‘The words can’t rebuild all the trust my lies killed.” For me, that’s the definition of country music.”