Robert Earl Keen’s Americana Podcast Joins The American Songwriter Podcast Network

August 7, 2020, Nashville, TN... Americana pioneer, musical troubadour, Robert Earl Keen, brings his Americana Podcast: The 51st State to the American Songwriter Podcast Network with new episodes starting September 1, with guest Lori McKenna. In August, listeners will be able to catch-up on all 19 episodes of the series which features in-depth interviews with the most exciting artists in the Americana genre. Guests on the wildly popular series have included Jamestown Revival, The Milk Carton Kids, Chris Shiflet, Mandolin Orange, Drew Holcomb, Lucero, The White Buffalo, and I’m With Her. 

Americana Podcast: The 51st State is dedicated to sharing and expanding on the Americana genre's roots, reach, and definition. Each episode is told from the point of view of the musicians that have dedicated their lives to the genre. Host Robert Earl Keen, interviews musicians, exploring their unique histories, creative processes, successes, failures, and everything in between. Full of music, laughs, and insights, this podcast is a can’t-miss for music lovers. Americana Podcast is produced and was co-created by Clara Rose.

Keen adds on the partnership, “When American Songwriter knocked and asked if we’d like to join forces, we did not blink. We jumped at the opportunity. There is no better fit. Being asked to partner with the American Songwriter Podcast Network is like the first time you hear an incredible song- you don’t believe that just happened.”Dan Wise, from American Songwriter, agrees, "It is such an honor to have Robert Earl Keen join the American Songwriter Podcast Network to share his expertise on Americana Music. This is the perfect fit for the podcast network and the American Songwriter family."

About Robert Earl Keen:

Singer, songwriter, and entertainer, Robert Earl Keen, has recorded 19 albums and performed thousands of shows. Keen is the host and creator of the Americana Podcast: the 51st State ( His music ranges from country to bluegrass to rock, and his songs have been recorded by artists including George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Montgomery Gentry, Dixie Chicks, The Highwaymen, Gillian Welch, Todd Snider, and Shawn Colvin. He has been honored with the BMI Troubadour Award, Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumni Award, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Spirit of Texas Award, and in 2020 was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. Keen’s signature song is “The Road Goes On Forever.” (

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