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Robert Earl Keen


Robert Earl Keen, Jr. (born January 11, 1956 in Houston, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter. Growing up, Keen was interested in music, sports, movies and writing. He attended Texas A&M University, enrolling in the school of journalism. Disappointed in the College Station, Texas music scene, he began playing guitar and learned to read and write music, basing his style on folk, country, blues and roots rock. In 1977 he rented a house from landlord Jack Boyett, where his neighbor was a then-unknown Lyle Lovett. The two became friends and performed together on the front porch. This eventually grew into inspiration for a song entitled "The Front Porch Song", which both would add to their repertoire. In 1980, Keen graduated from Texas A&M, moved to Austin, Texas and began writing for a newspaper. Soon he was performing in Austin's nightclubs and live music venues, building a solid following. In 1984 he financed the recording of his own EP and distributed it regionally. In 1986, He moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Discouraged by the polish of the new country sound and unable to land a recording contract, Keen moved back to Austin. In 1989 he released his national debut album, West Textures. His 1993 release, A Bigger Piece Of Sky, gained wider acclaim, both amongst fans and critics. Over the next ten years, Keen would continue to write, record, perform and tour. Today, he is popular with traditional country music fans, folk music fans, the college radio crowd and alt-country fans. Keen currently resides in Bandera, Texas.



Song lyric The Road Goes On Forever THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Merry Christmas From The Family MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE FAMILY Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Gringo Honeymoon GRINGO HONEYMOON Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric What I Really Mean WHAT I REALLY MEAN Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Dreadful Selfish Crime DREADFUL SELFISH CRIME Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Copenhagen COPENHAGEN Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric I'm Comin' Home I'M COMIN' HOME Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Think It Over One Time THINK IT OVER ONE TIME Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Front Porch Song THE FRONT PORCH SONG Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Out Here In The Middle OUT HERE IN THE MIDDLE Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Ride RIDE Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Barbeque BARBEQUE Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Mariano MARIANO Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric A Border Tragedy A BORDER TRAGEDY Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric All I Have Is Today ALL I HAVE IS TODAY Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Amarillo Highway AMARILLO HIGHWAY Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Beats The Devil BEATS THE DEVIL Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Broken End of Love BROKEN END OF LOVE Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Corpus Christi Bay CORPUS CHRISTI BAY Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Farm Fresh Onions FARM FRESH ONIONS Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric For Love FOR LOVE Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric It's The Little Things IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Long Chain LONG CHAIN Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric Mr. Wolf And Mamabear MR. WOLF AND MAMABEAR Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Bluegrass Widow THE BLUEGRASS WIDOW Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Dark Side of The World THE DARK SIDE OF THE WORLD Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Five Pound Bass THE FIVE POUND BASS Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Great Hank THE GREAT HANK Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Traveling Storm THE TRAVELING STORM Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric The Wild Ones THE WILD ONES Robert Earl Keen
Song lyric These Years THESE YEARS Robert Earl Keen