Robert Earl Keen Plans December Shows With George Strait

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett will return as special guests for George Strait’s concerts at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 7 and 8. Keen and Lovett opened two of Strait’s shows at the venue on Feb. 2 and 3.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PT at

In September 2017, Strait, Keen, and Lovett shared the stage for Hand in Hand Texas: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, which was a humanitarian campaign assembled by Strait—a night that ultimately raised tens of millions of dollars for hurricane relief efforts.

One of the pioneers of the live music scene in Texas, Robert Earl Keen is the inaugural recipient of BMI's Troubadour Award, which honors songwriters for their endless and outstanding songwriting creativity. The Houston native has been recording for more than three decades, beginning with 1984’s seminal album, No Kinda Dancer. His signature song, “The Road Goes on Forever,” was the title track for a 1995 album by The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson). 

Keen has participated in the prestigious Grammys on the Hill event, where he sang the national anthem and lobbied Congress to support musicians' rights, specifically the Fair Pay for Fair Play Act. In 2015, Keen was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. Following the 2016 double album, Live Dinner Reunion, Keen expanded his Merry Christmas from the Family Tour to 19 cities in 2017.