Thursday, June 11, 1970

Musical Artist - Keen, Robert Earl

Robert Earl Keen is an American bluegrass, folk, and country singer and songwriter from Texas who is a long-time friend of Lyle Lovett. Keen has had a long and prosperous career as a musician, having released eighteen studio albums, and a similarly successful career as a songwriter, with artists such as George Strait, Nancy Griffith, and the Dixie Chicks recording songs penned by him. With a geologist for a father and an attorney for a mother, it is likely that Keen grew up in a decidedly middle-class household in Houston before earning a degree in English from Texas A&M University. This personal background is somewhat contrasted with the song that Keen is probably best known for - Merry Christmas from the Family - that tells the tale of the Christmas gathering of a decidedly less upscale family.

Keen has a website named Robert Earl Keen, and can also be found on Facebook.

Musical Monday Selections:

12/02/13: Merry Christmas from the Family

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