Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers will play a series of upcoming shows in Texas in July. Keen and Childers became fast friends upon meeting at the Americana Awards in Nashville leading to the decision to join one another on tour. Additional dates are in the works. An Americana icon, Keen is enthralled with Childers, proclaiming, "Sliced bread and free whiskey ain't got nothing on Tyler Childers. However, in my humble opinion, all three go together like the sun and moon and stars." Childers, Americana Emerging Artist of the Year, adds, "By my lights, Robert Earl Keen is bigger than Texas and gooder than best. It's an honor to share a stage with Mr. Keen, and blessed assurance that he's willing to do so." Fans can expect full band performances from both artists. Additionally, Keen and Childers are excited to share the stage together, making special appearances in each other’s set. These two dynamic artists joining forces will certainly make for a can’t-miss event.
Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers in Concert:
7/3 Corpus Christi, TX - America Bank Center
7/4 Kerrville, TX - Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on The River - Louise Hays Park (with fireworks)
7/5 Galveston, TX - The Grand 1894 Opera House
9/30 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
About Robert Earl Keen: Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Robert Earl Keen has recorded 19 albums and performed thousands of shows, first as a folk singer and now as a country star. He is an avid reader who majored in English at Texas A&M University. His first album was No Kinda Dancer (1984) and most recent is Live Dinner Reunion (2016). His work ranges from country to bluegrass to rock. His songs have been recorded by artists including George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Joe Ely, Montgomery Gentry, Dixie Chicks, The Highwaymen, Gillian Welch, Todd Snider, and Shawn Colvin. In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with his college friend, Lyle Lovett and the late Townes Van Zandt. In March 2015, BMI honored him as the first recipient of the Troubadour Award. In January 2019, Keen was inducted into The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and rewarded The Rick Smith “Spirit of Texas Award” celebrating the achievements and uniqueness of Texans. Keen is currently on tour performing shows in 2019 with George Strait, and Lyle Lovett, and will embark on his annual Christmas tour in December. Keen’s signature song is “The Road Goes On Forever.” (RobertEarlKeen.com)
About Tyler Childers: Tyler Childers has emerged as one of 2019's most-anticipated artists to watch. Following the release of his universally acclaimed debut album, Purgatory (produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson), the Lawrence County, KY native has performed over 130 sold-out headline shows across the country including three nights at Louisville's Louisville Palace (7500 tickets), two nights at Austin's Stubbs (5000 tickets), Fort Worth's Billy Bob's (5000 tickets) and two nights at Denver's Ogden Theatre (3200 tickets). Featured on NPR Music's esteemed Tiny Desk Concert series and recently named Emerging Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association, Rolling Stone calls Childers, “...a songwriter of the highest caliber, he can write just as potently about love and passion as he does disappointment and despair,” while Pitchfork declares, “...it’s his voice, peppered with both the knowledge of the ages and the innocence of youth, that makes a song...so effective. Then it’s the lyrics, a mix of plain-talk honesty and beguiling metaphors, that tip the scales to timeless.” Childers will continue his extensive tour through this summer featuring several dates with Robert Earl Keen as well as several festival stops including Shaky Knees, Forecastle Music Festival, Pickathon, Railbird Festival and John Prine's inaugural "All The Best Fest.”