Legendary Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen is entering the podcast realm with his new project, Americana Podcast: the 51st State. Keen, who's known for his classic songs "The Road Goes On Forever," "The Front Porch Song," "Corpus Christi Bay" and more, will interview Americana artists about the intersections of their musical interests.
"Our mission is reflected in the title," Keen said in a statement. "We want to define and expand the Americana music genre. Let's unify the musical styles of folk, blues, bluegrass, country, string band, garage band rock into a powerful collectible under the same umbrella. Let's make Americana, as Shakespeare said, 'familiar in his mouth as household words.'"
Jamestown Revival and Lucero will be the first guests to appear on the podcast, which premieres on April 30.
Earlier this year, Keen was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Keen was given the "Spirit of Texas Award," named after Rick Smith, the creator of the Live at Billy Bob's Texas music series. The "Spirit of Texas Award" has previously been given to Strait, Willie Nelson, Lovett, Tommy Lee Jones, Tuff Hedeman, Clay Walker, The Gatlin Brothers, Red Steagall and Pat Green.
Keen will hit the road this summer for a string of tour dates with Tyler Childers. For a full list of upcoming Robert Earl Keen tour dates, visit here.