Robert Earl Keen News | Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news Robert Earl Keen News | Robert Earl Keen en Austin's New Brewing Heritage: Celis, Pedernales and Uncle Billy's https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=944 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_944 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Bob Leggett is the founder and CEO of Artisanal Imports, known for its focus on importing excellent examples of interesting and varied beer styles from around the world to U.S. shores. Leggett saw an opportunity to expand into his hometown market with a local and genuine Texas craft brewery, and a deal was finalized in late 2017.</p></td> </tr> </table> Recording Academy™ Celebrates the Passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=930 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_930 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>GRAMMYs on the Hill® Drives Support for Biggest Update to Music Legislation in 40 Years </p></td> </tr> </table> How Robert Earl Keen Became a Country and Americana Cult Hero https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=921 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_921 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>To Keen's fans, his songs "The Road Goes on Forever," "Gringo Honeymoon" and "The Front Porch Song" are American classics, helping make him arguably the most important figure to the formation of Red Dirt music as we know it. Still, for all the acclaim and influence, he's never quite fit into the country music ecosystem.</p></td> </tr> </table> ROBERT EARL KEEN: HIS MUSICAL ROAD GOES ON FOREVER https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=913 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_913 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Overlooked? By The Masses Perhaps, But This Great Singer-Songwriter is Admired by Peers, Critics and His Legion of Loyal Fans </p></td> </tr> </table> REK Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=909 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_909 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, awarded since 1962 to only 276 of Texas A&M’s 477,000 former students.</p></td> </tr> </table> Uncle Billy's buys Pedernales beer brands including Robert Earl Keen's https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=908 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_908 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen's beer moves from Pedernales Brewery in Fredericksburg,TX to Uncle Billy's in Austin, TX</p></td> </tr> </table> Forbes interview with Robert about Lyle tour and Digital Tip Jar https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=900 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_900 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen Discusses Touring With Lyle Lovett, How He Keeps His Band Intact & Digital Tip Jar </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen's Fam-O-Lee Back To The Country Jamboree Christmas Tour Kicks Off At The Tivoli Theater https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=883 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_883 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It’s been said that Robert Earl Keen is the Jimmy Buffet of Christmas</p></td> </tr> </table> A 'FAM-O-LEE' EXTRAVAGANZA: Texas legend Robert Earl Keen makes merry for the holidays https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=884 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_884 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Daily Times- Blount County Newspaper. Article by: Steve Wildsmith http://www.thedailytimes.com/entertainment/a-fam-o-lee-extravaganza-texas-legend-robert-earl-keen/article_1e2fc627-eb01-5bf4-bfce-7da2ee68bc8c.html </p></td> </tr> </table> Six Questions with Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=880 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_880 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Six questions with Robert Earl Keen, who kicks off his ‘Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee’ holiday show tour on Monday, Nov. 27 </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Plots New Christmas Tour https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=867 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_867 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/robert-earl-keen-plots-new-christmas-tour-w509989</p></td> </tr> </table> All living former presidents to appear at benefit concert for hurricane relief https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=865 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_865 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The event will also feature rock and country musicians including ALABAMA, the Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, Cassadee Pope and Stephanie Quayle. Country music artist Lee Greenwood will emcee the event.</p></td> </tr> </table> Tom Petty’s Tremendous Influence on Modern Country Music https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=864 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_864 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"When you dig into what really made Tom Petty who he was and what makes Texas country what it is, Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers might be as influential as Robert Earl Keen’s 1996 album No. 2 Live Dinner." </p></td> </tr> </table> The group of country music legends came together to sing for the Hurricane Harvey Benifit https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=857 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_857 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovett, Chris Stapleton, and Robert Earl Keen Team Up for Hurricane Benefit</p></td> </tr> </table> The Stars Gather for Hurricane Relief https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=842 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_842 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The star-studded "Hand in Hand" telethon raised over $44 million for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Harvey</p></td> </tr> </table> George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Miranda Lambert and More to Play Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=834 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_834 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Holy cow, y'all! this might be one of the best country lineups we've seen this year."</p></td> </tr> </table> Legendary guitar maker Bill Collings dies https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=830 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_830 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Luthier Bill Collings died of cancer over the weekend at age 68. Collings was a widely admired guitar maker whose instruments had found their way into the hands of players including Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and numerous others.</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Named Texas Country's #1 Live Act https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=824 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_824 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The O.G. of Texas’s music scene, Robert Earl Keen hasn’t become any less fun to watch in his decades out on the road.</p></td> </tr> </table> Americana Trailblazer ROBERT EARL KEEN Coming to Pawling, NY 7/19 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=823 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_823 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Recently voted Texas Country's No. 1 Live Act by the Houston Press, he remains the genre's keeper of the flame. He has been inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and has written songs for music superstars George Strait, the Dixie Chicks, The Highwaymen, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith among others. </p></td> </tr> </table> Coffey: Long, lively Willie Nelson set, Yoakam highlight one of best country shows I’ve seen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=822 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_822 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Nelson’s set capped a night of fantastic, classic country music with sets from both Robert Earl Keen and Dwight Yoakam. Keen, Yoakam and Nelson all mentioned how happy they were to be together on the bill, which is one of the best I’ve seen on a country show.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen is expected to throw a country bash! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=808 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_808 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Keen continues to win over his fans and was recently voted Texas Country’s No. 1 live act by the Houston Press. He has also been inducted into the Texas Heritage Hall of Fame and has previously written songs for George Strait, the Dixie Chicks and many others.</p></td> </tr> </table> "LIVE FROM AGGIELANE" by Rob Clark , Foreword by Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=807 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_807 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Live From Aggieland" by Rob Clark with foreward written by Robert Earl Keen takes readers on "an intriguing journey about music giants as they made their mark in the hearts of music lovers throughout the Bryan-College Station area. It's a true testament with intense, pivotal moments and fond memories that make me proud to be a part of the music history in the Razos Valley." Rosie Foster, three-time Grammy nominee blues artist. Copies purchased through the www.robertearlkeen.com website will be personall</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen and His Band in Concert https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=791 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_791 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and Flying Saucer Presents proudly announce the return of legendary Americana pioneer Robert Earl Keen and His Band for two nights, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2017.</p></td> </tr> </table> Lyle Lovett w/ Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=792 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_792 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen wrote poetry while he was in high school, but it wasn’t until he went to journalism school at musically fertile Texas A&M that he learned to play the guitar. </p></td> </tr> </table> Terry Allen's music shares a real view of Texas https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=771 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_771 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Lubbock (on everything)" was an art object. It was an album, but a different kind of album, a piece of non-traditional, provocative music that didn't align neatly with other music of its era. </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen freshens ‘Fam-O-Lee’ on new holiday tour https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=757 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_757 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It’s not easy to keep a holiday show fresh. Some national touring acts, such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra, depend on creating a dazzling new laser show with catwalks where guitarists stroll out playing above the audience. Others, such as Robert Earl Keen, depend on a wacky signature song — “Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” — a few new stage props and the creativity and talent of members of the Robert Earl Keen Band to continue to breathe new life into the festive celebration.</p></td> </tr> </table> This Lone Star legend is celebrating an iconic anniversary with an all-star lineup https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=752 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_752 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Houston native with the effortless voice, raspy twang and prolific pen has inspired and influenced an entire generation of Lone Star poets, including popular Texas favorites like Cory Morrow, Cody Canada, Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers, in the 30-plus years that he has been releasing music. He tapped into some of those relationships when it came time to put together his new album, “Live Dinner Reunion,” recorded at the iconic Floores Country Store in Helotes, Texas.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen on His New Album 'Live Dinner Reunion' and Holiday Tour https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=751 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_751 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>In 1996, Robert Earl Keen recorded No. 2 Live Dinner at the legendary John T. Floore's Country Store in Helotes, Texas. At the time, he had no way of knowing it at the time, but the disc would become his best seller. To celebrate that record, Keen decided to return to the scene of the original crime, with a new disc entitled Live Dinner Reunion – out on November 18.</p></td> </tr> </table> Q&A: ROBERT EARL KEEN https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=749 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_749 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The king of the Texas-Americana music hill talks about his new double-album “Live Dinner Reunion,” his love of bluegrass and bubbly pilsners, and his current obsession with crafting the perfect 90-second song.</p></td> </tr> </table> Remembering the Coming Back: Robert Earl Keen’s Live Dinner Reunion https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=739 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_739 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p> If you didn’t grow up in the southern part of the state, it’s probable you didn’t know the first thing about Agua Dulce, Texas. The first verse in “Porch” changed that, even for unaware Lone Star State natives. Other lyrics in the song depicted life in small towns throughout the state, including the enchiladas available at Bryan’s historic LaSalle Hotel. The Reunion version of “Porch” recorded Keen and Lovett weaving harmonies together in a way previously not heard. It’s not just the altered tempo that mak</p></td> </tr> </table> ROBERT EARL KEEN RETURNS FOR ANOTHER HELPING OF “DINNER” https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=731 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_731 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Two decades after the release of his No. 2 Live Dinner, beloved songwriter Robert Earl Keen follows up with a sequel of sorts to the live album.</p></td> </tr> </table> First Listen: Robert Earl Keen’s ‘Live Dinner Reunion’ https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=728 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_728 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Live Dinner Reunion comes out November 18 and Garden & Gun is thrilled to premiere the album’s first two tracks, “Cody Canada Tells It Like It Is” and Keen’s classic “Feelin’ Good Again.” Below, Keen talks about that night at Floore’s, his current acoustic tour with Lovett, and his upcoming annual Christmas show. </p></td> </tr> </table> Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen to perform this weekend during The Festy Experience https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=725 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_725 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Last year, the big news of The Festy was the appearance of music legend Lyle Lovett. "I was pretty flabbergasted when that came together,” recalls Michael Allenby, co-founder and owner of The Festy Experience as well as the Artist Farm, the agency that organizes it. “Lyle Lovett took a chance on us last year,” he continues. “It was the only festival he was playing at on his whole tour with John Hiatt, and he loved it. He told me so. … People say a lot of things at music festivals, but it was at least </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen is showcasing his roots https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=723 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_723 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>“I can honestly say I’ve never heard a song of mine recorded by someone else that I haven’t been tickled to death about,” said Keen. “It’s just awesome. It makes you feel like you’ve done something right.”</p></td> </tr> </table> Rolling Stone: Robert Earl Keen Records Album Sequel 20 Years in the Making https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=715 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_715 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Recorded at the legendary John T. Floore's Country Store, icon's 'Live Dinner Reunion' LP is the followup to his biggest-selling album, 'No. 2 Live Dinner'</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen calls Floore’s show a homecoming https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=711 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_711 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Little did he know that his dream eventually would spawn a milestone live album, with another set for release in November.</p></td> </tr> </table> GUY CLARK TRIBUTE https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=708 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_708 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Backstage at the Ryman</p></td> </tr> </table> Guy Clark’s Life and Music Celebrated at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=707 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_707 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>“I told my friend Rodney Crowell backstage, ‘Can you imagine a three-hour show with no shitty songs?'” Clark, who died in May at age 74, would have probably been amused by Gill’s comment — if not the mere concept that so many fellow singer-songwriters gathered Tuesday night (Aug. 16) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to pay tribute to him. But the other truth is that every person onstage and in the audience had somehow been affected, directly or indirectly, by Clark’s words, melodies and performances. </p></td> </tr> </table> The original English major - Robert Earl Keen finally takes on bluegrass https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=696 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_696 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>“Most of my English degree came about through literature, not so much writing but the study of literature from novels to poems to free-form writing,” Keen says. “So I read and wrote on a lot of different subjects as far as literature goes, and I feel like I’m part of that fabric now. I’m the original English major. Everyone else went and became a lawyer… or started a bed and breakfast.”</p></td> </tr> </table> A NEW DAY, A NEW SONG: Robert Earl Keen brings bluegrass, Americana and more to BAC https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=681 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_681 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>“How many shows have you been to that you know you’re just getting the same crap you listened to last night?” Robert Earl Keen asks me point blank over the phone. At this point in our phone call, filled with metaphorical observations and satire, I suggest his next project be a comedy album. But that’s for another day. </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Plays with Short Songs https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=678 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_678 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>“Really and truly, during my whole career, the things that work best are the things that I’m doing to entertain myself,”</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen coming to Columbia https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=670 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_670 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Americana music great Robert Earl Keen will stop in Columbia on his 2016 U.S. Tour, the artist announced Friday.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett bring classic Texas rock to Beaver Creek https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=673 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_673 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It’s not very often that Keen and Lovett get to perform together. In fact, it’s rare.</p></td> </tr> </table> Stagecoach 2016: Expert songwriting moves into the spotlight https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=653 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_653 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen countered with consistently witty, lyrically fresh explorations of facets of life that rarely make the airwaves on commercial radio these days.</p></td> </tr> </table> Ask Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=652 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_652 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>If there’s one thing legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen and his band know how to do, it’s put on a show.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Jr. to perform in Durango https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=651 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_651 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Keen — who returns with his band Tuesday, April 26 to the Community Concert Hall in Durango, Colo. — routinely crafts fully realized, multi-dimensional tales in the space of a three- or four-minute song, a rare skill that he has had at his command since he broke on to the national scene in the early 1990s, earning him comparisons to the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett bring classic Texas rock to Beaver Creek https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=672 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_672 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It’s not very often that Keen and Lovett get to perform together. In fact, it’s rare.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett bring classic Texas rock to Beaver Creek https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=671 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_671 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It’s not very often that Keen and Lovett get to perform together. In fact, it’s rare.</p></td> </tr> </table> CONCERT REVIEW: Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen let Airway Heights in on their long-time friendship https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=642 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_642 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Nearly halfway through their excellent sold-out show, Lyle Lovett told the audience that the acoustic shows he and fellow Texan Robert Earl Keen do on occasion are more than just concerts for them, but rather a handy excuse for a couple of buddies to "hang out."</p></td> </tr> </table> Two men, four guitars: Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen enchant a crowd at the Uptown Theater https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=641 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_641 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Keen received loud ovations as he started several songs, including “Christmas,” “Feelin’ Good Again” and “Mariano,” about a migrant worker —a song with themes deeply relevant to this year’s election.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen: A Unique Perspective on Songwriting and Success https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=640 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_640 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Throughout his career, words have continued to come first for Keen. “This is still the way it is with my songwriting process,” he says, explaining that, to him, the words are the most important component. That process starts with a picture, he says, “Sometimes it’s something I don’t really understand. And what I see in my head doesn’t necessarily translate into the song itself.”</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen’s Heart for the Hill Country Youth Orchestra https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=634 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_634 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen finds himself at a singular point in the life and career of a performer. Robert stands poised to assume the position of the Dean of Texas Songwriters, making the leap from cult performer to becoming a genuine legend of Americana and Texas Music. </p></td> </tr> </table> Snowstorm Strands Band In Charlottesville https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=633 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_633 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Workers at Martin Hardware in Charlottesville took on an unusual task Saturday. They delivered emergency snow supplies to a famous singer and his band to get their stranded tour bus out of town.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Tops Billboard's Year End Charts https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=627 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_627 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen reached the #2 spot in Billboard's 2015 Year End Top Bluegrass Artists chart.</p></td> </tr> </table> Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions Voted Top 50 Albums of 2015 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=623 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_623 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Roots Music Authority voted Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions one of the Top 50 Albums of 2015.</p></td> </tr> </table> Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions Tops The Roots Bluegrass Album Chart https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=622 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_622 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions holds the #1 spot on The Bluegrass Album Chart for the most radio air-played albums & singles of 2015</p></td> </tr> </table> Happy Prisoner - The Blue Grass Sessions voted as one of Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of 2015 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=621 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_621 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Americana Music Association has announced its year-end Top 10 and Top 100 Albums of the Year. These are based on the records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of December 2, 2014 through November 30, 2015. </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee" https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=598 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_598 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”)... </p></td> </tr> </table> Bluegrass familiar turf for Texas' Robert Earl Keen; plays The Met this week https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=584 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_584 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen is part of a great tradition of smart Texas singer/songwriters, such as Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Townes Van Zandt, Butch Hancock, Steve Earle, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Jerry Jeff Walker.</p></td> </tr> </table> Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen coming to the ABT next March https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=583 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_583 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will perform together at the Alberta Bair Theater at 7:30 p.m. on March 17. </p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen at Bluegrass Underground https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=582 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_582 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen closed the evening with a set of bluegrass standards mixed with REK standards done bluegrass style. Check your local PBS stations for Bluegrass Underground at Cumberland Caverns. Episode 7 | Robert Earl Keen </p></td> </tr> </table> Watch the FREE Re-stream of REK's historic 20th Anniversary of #2 Live Dinner https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=569 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_569 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Re-stream is playing NOW through Oct 2 at 4am CST!</p></td> </tr> </table> LIVESTREAM: REK Celebrates 20th Anniversary of "No. 2 Live Dinner" At Floore's This Saturday! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=561 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_561 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Iconic singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen invites fans to watch his upcoming landmark 20th Anniversary concert at the historic John T. Floore’s Country Store in Helotes, TX by live streaming his show via Pay-Yer-Vue on September 12, 2015.</p></td> </tr> </table> 10 Questions With Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=553 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_553 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>My thought is, do what you can do, try to provide a good example, and hope somebody will follow.</p></td> </tr> </table> LIVE REVIEW: Thank God This Ain't Mexico - REK at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra, FL https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=550 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_550 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen confessed that he wasn’t sure where the band was headed for their Sunday night gig. Ponte Vedra sounded like a place that Keen played a year ago. He was initially dismayed. The other show was actually in Mexico, where Keen, "fell out of a boat and hit my head, and my wife almost got arrested.”</p></td> </tr> </table> ROLLING STONE: 30 Great Country Albums of 2015 You Probably Didn't Hear https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=552 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_552 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The great tragedy of music is that so many high-quality albums go unheard. Blame it on the glut of material released every year or the fact that the majority of artists don't have the big-budget promotional push to bring their records to the masses. With the year more than half over, we looked at LPs that deserve a second (or, in some cases, even first) listen, from big-name country releases like Dwight Yoakam's Second Hand Heart and Kristian Bush's Southern Gravity to the sublime singer-songwriter fare of </p></td> </tr> </table> LIVE REVIEW: REK at the State Room in Salt Lake City https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=551 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_551 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>A friend told Robert Earl Keen he needed to write more drinking songs. "All my songs are drinking songs," Keen told the sell-out crowd at The State Room Thursday night. The audience obviously agreed. </p></td> </tr> </table> KMUW: Robert Earl Keen Keeps His Feet On The Grass With ‘Happy Prisoner’ https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=549 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_549 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen is considered one of the best songwriters of his generation. He’s from a class of writers that includes his good friend Lyle Lovett and acclaimed vocalist Nanci Griffith. He’s known for smart, literate songs and powerful live performances as well as the wry sense of humor common to songwriters from the Lone Star State. What he isn’t known for is bluegrass music. At least until now.</p></td> </tr> </table> Country Weekly: REK Wows Ryman Crowd at Sold-Out Show https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=548 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_548 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Texas Country music’s favorite troubadour, Robert Earl Keen, took his front-porch pickin’ talents to the Ryman Auditorium last night (July 23) to the delight of the sold-out crowd.</p></td> </tr> </table> TexAgs.com: Robert Earl Keen shares his latest endeavors, love for Texas A&M https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=547 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_547 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>TexAgs.com recently interviewed REK about music, Texas, and A&M.</p></td> </tr> </table> KENTUCKY.COM: Bluegrass takes root in Robert Earl Keen's Texas tunes https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=546 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_546 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The biographical material sent out ahead of Robert Earl Keen's new bluegrass-based recording Happy Prisoner described the album's 15 songs (make that 20, should you splurge for the vinyl version) as "untraditionally traditional, Kentucky-by-way-of-Texas music — Lone Star-grass, if you will."</p></td> </tr> </table> LIVE REVIEW: Robert Earl Keen serves up a dish of bluegrass in Saxapahaw https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=545 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_545 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>SAXAPAHAW — Robert Earl Keen Jr. and his band performed a sold-out show at the Haw River Ballroom on Tuesday night.</p></td> </tr> </table> REVIEWS: REK at OUTLAW: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=544 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_544 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read all about REK's appearance at a star-studden Waylon Jennings tribute!</p></td> </tr> </table> Watch REK's Appearance on Good Day LA! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=542 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_542 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK stopped by Good Day LA for an interview and performance, check it out here! </p></td> </tr> </table> ROLLING STONE: Bush, Musgraves, Keen Make for Eclectic Telluride Bluegrass Festival https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=541 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_541 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Genre's greats combine forces with country powerhouses, rockers and more for the huge event's 42nd year</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Featured on Steve Martin's Unreal Bluegrass Show! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=536 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_536 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Listen to Robert Earl Keen's interview on Unreal Bluegrass with Steve Martin!</p></td> </tr> </table> HD Radio Artist Spotlight to Shine on Robert Earl Keen’s Billboard #1 Bluegrass Album “Happy Prisoner" https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=530 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_530 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>HD Radio™ announces new promotions and contests including the chance to win a trip for two to see REK at the Ryman in Nashville!</p></td> </tr> </table> AUGUSTA CHRONICLE: Robert Earl Keen recalls roots on his new record https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=531 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_531 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>When Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen set out to make his most recent record, he knew it would be unlike anything he had ever done, but at the same time, it was the one he always wanted to do.</p></td> </tr> </table> "Footprints in the Snow" Official Video https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=511 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_511 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Grab a Robert Earl Keen Yardbird Bloody Mary, sit back and enjoy the new official video for "Footprints in the Snow" from Robert's most recent album, Happy Prisoner....</p></td> </tr> </table> Watch REK on Garden & Gun's Back Porch Sessions! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=505 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_505 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out this great live performance straight from the Back Porch of Garden & Gun!</p></td> </tr> </table> ROLLING STONE: REK TALKS BREAKING THE BLUEGRASS LAW https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=494 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_494 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Nobody has ever told me what to do," says the Texas singer-songwriter about his unorthodox new album 'Happy Prisoner' </p></td> </tr> </table> Live Review of REK at Duling Hall from No Depression! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=493 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_493 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out this fantastic review of REK's 3/29 performance at Duling Hall in Jackson, MS!</p></td> </tr> </table> Listen to REK on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=489 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_489 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK recently graced the airwaves with a guest spot on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Listen to his full interview here!</p></td> </tr> </table> The Alternate Root Reviews The Bluegrass Sessions! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=472 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_472 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen gets to check another item off his musical “bucket list” and bluegrass fans get to hear 15 classics, reinterpreted in Keen’s own inimitable style. The record opens with a rough and tumble version of the Flatt and Scruggs classic, “Hot Corn, Cold Corn,” delivered in a raucous house-party fashion, complete with hootin’, hollerin’ and no small amount of bullwhippin’ in the background.</p></td> </tr> </table> Review of Happy Prisoner on Prescription Bluegrass https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=468 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_468 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>God bless Robert Earl Keen for restoring my faith in artistic integrity! This is a dooooozy of a CD, and it’s as real as dirt under your fingernails. It’s bluegrass, it’s old timey, it’s honest, straight from the heart, Mother Earth music and Robert Earl has done the world a favor recording this tribute to the music he loves and grew up listening to.</p></td> </tr> </table> Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions Available Now! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=467 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_467 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK's new album "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions" is available TODAY, February 10. Get it at any of the links below!</p></td> </tr> </table> Listen to the new album at Press Play! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=457 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_457 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Stream the new album at Press Play!</p></td> </tr> </table> The Austin Chronicle - Inside REK's inner sanctum, the "Scriptorium" https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=454 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_454 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read The Austin Chronicle's article about REK's writing sanctuary</p></td> </tr> </table> RollingStone.com - Hear Natalie Maines Duet With Robert Earl Keen On 'Wayfaring Stranger' https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=453 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_453 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Texas twosome team up for a track from Keen's 'Happy Prisoner' bluegrass record </p></td> </tr> </table> PART I OF THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NEW ALBUM https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=446 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_446 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Watch the video here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Sings With Natalie Maines on ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ (Exclusive Song) https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=445 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_445 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Listen to the Wall Street Journal exclusive debut!</p></td> </tr> </table> XMAS MEN Review - LA TIMES https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=430 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_430 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the LA Times Review</p></td> </tr> </table> Happy Thanksgiving! 20% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=429 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_429 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Coupon Code: THANKS2014</p></td> </tr> </table> REK - AT&T U-Verse Interviews & Live Footage https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=427 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_427 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out REK on AT&T U-Verse on Country Deeps. Learn more about Robert and watch him and the band perform some of your favorite songs!!</p></td> </tr> </table> The XMAS-MEN - Santa is Real - Available Now! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=425 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_425 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Learn more about the brand new instrumental album from REK's band!</p></td> </tr> </table> Watch REK on PBS Tonight - Austin City Limits 40th Anniversary Special! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=423 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_423 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Don't miss this historic event!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK to Release Craft Beer Label! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=422 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_422 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Learn more about REK's Honey Pils!</p></td> </tr> </table> Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Woodlands, 9/11/2014 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=421 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_421 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the review of the incredible evening!</p></td> </tr> </table> ROBERT EARL KEEN TO RELEASE BLUEGRASS ALBUM https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=420 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_420 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Texas country legend preps covers album, 'Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions'</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Named 1 of 25 finalists in H-E-B’s Quest for Texas Best https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=409 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_409 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read about the honor here!</p></td> </tr> </table> The Songs Every State Will Be Listening to on July 4 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=406 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_406 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Listen to the list here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Behind the Scenes at Austin City Limits' 40th Anniversary Show https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=407 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_407 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK, Jeff Bridges, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., Dave Grohl, Bonnie Raitt, Kristofferson and more bless the program's new season</p></td> </tr> </table> John Boy & Billy interview REK on The Big Show https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=390 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_390 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Listen now!</p></td> </tr> </table> Americana Roots tweets REK Video! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=392 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_392 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Watch it here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen, former Augusta resident Rich Brotherton to play Imperial Theatre on June 18 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=391 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_391 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full article!</p></td> </tr> </table> Key West Mixed with Robert Earl Keen Makes for Great Times, Amazing Video and a New Song https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=389 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_389 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>As you know, Robert spent some time in Key West recently at the Key West Song Writer's Festival. What came of it was some good times, great footage, and oh yea, a new song, Buried in the Bar...</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen brings his 'yee-ha' spirit to Rocky Mount https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=378 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_378 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full article here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Brand New Song - Buried in the Bar - Available Now! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=377 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_377 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Download the brand new song!</p></td> </tr> </table> Austin City Limits announces star-studded 40th anniversary benefit concert https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=369 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_369 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK to play!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK, Kacey Musgraves, Sara Evans, more play BMI festival https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=370 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_370 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Learn more about REK at BMI's 19th annual Key West Songwriter's Festival!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen found new shapes in Texas country at New Orleans Jazz Fest https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=358 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_358 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the exciting review here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen (with Andrea Davidson) raises a Texas-sized ruckus at Off Broadway, Tuesday, March 4 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=350 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_350 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the review here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Michael Berry talks with music legend Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=340 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_340 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Listen to the interview here!</p></td> </tr> </table> God Bless Steve Fromholz by Robert Earl Keen https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=338 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_338 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read Robert's touching tribute here...</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Glide Magazine Review https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=332 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_332 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full article here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Have you tried the BRAND NEW REK Bloody Mary Mix? https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=331 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_331 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Learn about it here!</p></td> </tr> </table> ASK REK! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=294 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_294 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Learn all about ASK REK and submit your questions today!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK added to 2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=293 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_293 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Learn more about the event here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Texas A&M and Alabama fans let the good times roll the night before big game https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=283 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_283 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>A First Yell Recap!</p></td> </tr> </table> First Yell: Lovett and Keen, Harris and Crowell make a night to remember https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=282 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_282 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read The First Yell Review!</p></td> </tr> </table> Aggies Lovett and Keen to headline First Yell Sept. 13 https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=274 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_274 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full Eagle article here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Independent Record Interview - Robert Earl Keen’s songs paint picture big as Texas https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=244 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_244 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read Robert's Interview here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Sun Valley Online Bio https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=245 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_245 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read Robert's Bio Here!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK & Lyle Lovett T-Shirts Available in the Store Now! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=242 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_242 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Get your official 2013 Robert and Lyle Acoustic tee here!</p></td> </tr> </table> The Pueblo Chieftain Interview https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=240 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_240 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read REK's interview here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen to play in Buffalo Gap https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=239 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_239 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Keen to play fan favorites there tonight</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Talks About the Importance of a Good Audience, Being a Legend, Songwriting + More in an Exclusive Interview https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=241 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_241 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Listen to the interview!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen - Furnace Fan in Phoenix https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=238 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_238 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read this exciting review of Robert's show!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Gets Deep https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=235 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_235 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The KPIG favorite on Santa Cruz, Mark Twain and God</p></td> </tr> </table> Old friends (and Texas music icons) will swap songs onstage in acoustic show https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=227 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_227 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full El Paso Times article here!</p></td> </tr> </table> A Long Way From Church Street but Still in Sync - NYT Article https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=226 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_226 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full New York Times article here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Keen's Music Combines Passions https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=225 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_225 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read more here!</p></td> </tr> </table> LOVETT, KEEN TAKE THE STAGE THURSDAY IN CORPUS CHRISTI https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=228 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_228 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Read the full article here!</p></td> </tr> </table> Front porch at the Majestic https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=224 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_224 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Lovett-Keen show re-creates life from A&M days...</p></td> </tr> </table> The Online Party Never Ends was a night dedicated to YOU, the fans! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=216 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_216 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Here is what you were saying...</p></td> </tr> </table> REK - The Online Party Never Ends https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=210 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_210 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Watch LIVE here this Friday!</p></td> </tr> </table> Read the Full List of Winners from the Lone Star Music Music Awards https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=208 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_208 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>See the list of winners!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Wins Big at the Lone Star Music Awards! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=207 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_207 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK takes home 2 honors at the Lone Star Music Awards!</p></td> </tr> </table> Welcome to the New Online Casa....It's Time to Party https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=206 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_206 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We've been working hard (like a Red Hereford Bull) on this brand, spankin' new website. Come on in and mosey around. Enjoy. And oh yea....mark May 17, 2013 on your calendar - just put "Party with Robert Earl Keen" down for now. Stay tuned to RobertEarlKeen.com or sign up for email updates for more information about the ONLINE party that never ends....</p></td> </tr> </table> VOTE FOR REK! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=175 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_175 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen is up for another Lone Star Music Award: Best Live Act! </p></td> </tr> </table> REK and Lyle Lovett share songs, stories at College Station https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=174 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_174 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>That spot on Church Avenue where Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen met and forged a musical bond in the late 1970s as Texas A&M students now has a much more mundane existence. "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"</p></td> </tr> </table> REK & Lyle Lovett played Bass Hall ... https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=141 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_141 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen have built sturdy careers out of the honest Texas music the two singer-songwriters crafted as students in College Station in the late 1970s.</p></td> </tr> </table> 50 Sure Signs That Texas Is Actually Utopia https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=142 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_142 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Robert Earl Keen was born in Houston and has worked as a musician in central Texas since the early '80s.</p></td> </tr> </table> REK - The Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=143 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_143 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>As the host of the party that "never ends," Robert Earl Keen puts together a ready-made celebration wherever he goes, and this past Thursday night he brought his traveling fiesta to the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. </p></td> </tr> </table> A Big, Huge THANKS to all of our Street Teamers ... https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=144 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_144 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Let's make it known that REK has the BEST fans in the world!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Gets Interviewed at the House of Blues https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=145 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_145 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>A Keen interest ... watch this video of REK from "Great Day Houston" and his interview at the House of Blues before the show on December 27th!</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Mixes Wry Humor With Genuine Feeling https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=146 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_146 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Thank heaven for Robert Earl Keen. During his long career, the Texas-born singer and songwriter has established himself as one of the best practitioners of a varient of country music known for its sly sense of humor ..."</p></td> </tr> </table> REK Returns to Harrisburg https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=147 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_147 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>'George Strait. Willie Nelson. Johnny Cash. Lyle Lovett. The Dixie Chicks. Some of the biggest names in the history of country music — and just a few of the artists that have recorded songs written by legendary singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen."</p></td> </tr> </table> The Moody Theatre got REK'd https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=148 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_148 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Wow! A hot December night. No, REALLY, it was a hot ass Christmas show with Robert Earl Keen. The temperature outside was pretty warm for December and inside the ACL Live at The Moody Theatre it was smokin' hot.</p></td> </tr> </table> It's a wrap for 2012! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=149 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_149 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p> ... and finished it at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Thanks to all those at Bass Hall for making our last show of 2012 a great one! </p></td> </tr> </table> Best Beard Contest!! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=150 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_150 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Tweet/Instagram a very macho, manly, beardly photo with the hashtag: #REKBEARD to win prizes and tickets!</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Merry X-Mas from the Fam-O-Lee https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=151 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_151 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check Out photos of Robert Earl Keen Merry X-Mas from the Fam-O-Lee at ACL Live on Saturday, December 22, 2012.</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen brings 'Texas Christmas spirit' to Corpus Christi https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=152 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_152 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>One of Texas country artist Robert Earl Keen's favorite Christmas memories may hold a piece of inspiration for his iconic Christmas song, "Merry Christmas from the Family."</p></td> </tr> </table> Merry Christmas from the FAM-O-LEE Instagram Contest https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=153 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_153 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Celebrate the #REK12Days of Christmas! with the House of Blues Dallas Instagram Contest ...</p></td> </tr> </table> REK On The Cover of 'Weekender' San Antonio https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=154 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_154 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Robert Earl Keen's instant Christmas classic in spotlight at Majestic" ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Calling All REK Fans! We're looking for a Street Team for our House of Blues Show! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=156 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_156 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>December 27th in Houston, TX!</p></td> </tr> </table> Pre-Sale Tickets Available for the Charlottesville, VA show at the Jefferson Theatre https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=157 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_157 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Get your tickets now ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out REK's top 8 Christmas songs by a Texas artist in Southern Living Magazine https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=158 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_158 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>featured in the December 2012 issue ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Watch REK perform a tribute to Lyle Lovett https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=159 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_159 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK performs "This Old Porch" To Honor Lyle Lovett ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen to Perform Americana Blackberry Farm Event https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=160 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_160 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Texas meets Tennessee when two of the Longhorn State’s most celebrated singer-songwriters perform at the 3rd annual Americana Spring Celebration, to be held March 22-23, 2013 at Blackberry Farm ...</p></td> </tr> </table> "For the Sake of the Song" wins an Emmy Award! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=161 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_161 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"For The Sake of The Song" paints a lively portrait of this legendary establishment that weaves together a musical and visual tapestry of five generations of artists, volunteers and patrons who have fashioned this improbable tale ...</p></td> </tr> </table> REK at the Tribute to Lyle Lovett! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=162 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_162 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out this great photo ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Austin, TX Pre-sale Tickets https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=163 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_163 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>REK will be playing in Austin, TX on Dec. 22 and Pre-sale tickets are available!</p></td> </tr> </table> Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available - REK in Atlanta! https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=164 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_164 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Pre-sale tickets are now available for REK's show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Robert Earl Keen Blend Coffee Beans https://www.robertearlkeen.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=155 272d8e9839f742b14b2a4168fe9c1c7672752fb2_155 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Find out where to get yours today!</p></td> </tr> </table>