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 (AmericanaPodcast.com). 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, The 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 the late Townes Van Zandt. In March 2015, BMI honored him as the first recipient of the Troubadour Award.