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Robert Earl Keen Fans Get ‘Ready for Confetti’
The old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention," rang true for Robert Earl Keen as he started to think about recording his 16th album. When the touring troubadour decided it was time to start thinking about his next musical venture, he had to look at his calendar to see when…
Randy Rogers Band ‘Burning the Day’ … and Nights, Too
The Randy Rogers Band has a poster of the classic mug shot photo of Frank Sinatra hanging in a prominent place on their tour bus. As the five band members and their road crew sat in their bus, drinking a few beers and recapping the show they had just played at the legendary Birchmere in Alexandria, …
Jerrod Niemann Is Keen on ‘That Buckin’ Song’
Jerrod Niemann wanted to pay homage to Robert Earl Keen on his new album, so he included the Texas troubadour's 'That Buckin' Song', on 'Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury.' He has performed it in concert for several years, and the title even made it into a song he wrote wi…
Robert Earl Keen Checks In to a Familiar ‘Hotel’
King of Americana, King of Texas Country, King of the Frat Boys ... Call him what you will, but the unassuming Robert Earl Keen prefers to coin his kind of music after a hotel chain. "Best Western -- that's my own category for myself," the touring troubadour tells The Boot wit…
Robert Earl Keen Tribute CD Comes ‘Undone’
Trailblazing Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, often referred to as the "father of Americana music," will be the focus of a live 2-CD set due for release on January 6. More than a dozen young Texas-based acts, who've been influenced by Keen's unique artistry, were brought together …