Robert Earl Keen

For the last year and some change, the only way for fans to hear Robert Earl Keen’s laid-back opus, Western Chill, was to buy a vinyl copy and spin it the old-school way. But since its release in April of last year, fans have made it very apparent that they need Western Chill in a “portable” format. “This is for my fans who have all but begged for me to release Western Chill digitally,” says Keen.

Half of the fun of Robert Earl Keen’s latest musical output, Western Chill, is just how much his long-beloved band members have been involved in the album. It’s always been a family affair with Keen, but Western Chill ups the collaboration; feeling as if it’s a bunch of old friends sitting around the studio sharing songs to tape. And that’s because, well, it was. Released in physical form only last spring, Western Chill is set to make its internet debut on June 7th, available for download or to stream.

A little over a year ago, Texas music legend Robert Earl Keen showed his legion of fans that, while he was retiring from full-time life on the road, he had zero intentions of putting down his guitar. In April 2023, Keen and his band released a brand new LP and game-changing box set entitled Western Chill.

“We’ll play as long as they’ll have us,” says legendary Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keen about his now-annual Fan Appreciation Day. Those who were lucky enough to attend last year’s event or any of Keen’s parties and shows over the years know that he could very well mean it’ll last all night long.

“Quitting the road doesn’t mean I’m dead, and it doesn’t mean I’m going to quit producing stuff,” reiterates Americana legend and model Texan Robert Earl Keen. He did retire from touring in September of last year, but his new release Western Chill finds the songwriter alive and well and, seemingly, very relaxed.

When Robert Earl Keen announced in January 2022 that he would be retiring from touring September 2022, he also made it clear that he had no intention of hanging up his guitar, putting down his pen, or never recording again. “Quitting the road doesn’t mean I’m dead, and it doesn’t mean I’m going to quit producing stuff,” he has stated time and again.

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Robert Earl Keen announced today the first leg of his Feelin' Good Again Tour 2021. The shows begin on June 3 in Waco, Texas, with more dates to be announced soon. Tickets for the Feelin’ Good Again Tour 2021 are available for purchase on Friday, June 4, at 10 AM CST at

Live entertainment returns to Grundy County, Tennessee at The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater with beloved Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen (April 9), Americana stalwarts Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (May 2), and a unique night of dark comedy with Last Podcast on The Left (May 15). The events will take place outdoors and in pods on a hillside above The Caverns cave music venue and overlooking the beautiful Payne's Cove.

Robert Earl Keen is pleased to present, in exclusive partnership with Nugs.TV, the world premiere of Western Chill, recorded live at his Snake Barn Movie Ranch Studios in Texas. The concert features 14 new and previously unrecorded tracks from Keen and his band. Tickets go on sale today at 12:00 p.m. EST, for the Pay-Per-View event on Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m. CST, at Nugs.TV

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