Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers celebrated a series of collaborative performances in Texas last week including a record-breaking 4th of July show in Kerrville, TX. The shows marked the first time the friends have performed together on stage. Keen and Childers both guested on each other’s sets. Keen sang Childers’ “Whitehouse Road” and “Honky Tonk Flame” with Tyler and his band, The Food Stamps. Childers joined Keen’s sets to perform “What I Really Mean” and “Broken End of Love” with Robert and his band.
For the seventh year in a row Keen hosted his 4th of July on The River in Kerrville, Texas. This year’s festival smashed past attendance records with over 10,000 revelers, who were treated to performances by Keen, Childers, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, and Robyn Lydwyck.
It was clear from the standing ovations at all three shows that fans were thrilled with the inspiring collaboration. Keen adds, “Tyler is on the forefront of the new generation of writers, singers, and music creators. I call them the ‘found generation.’ What a thrill it is to be playing and singing with this man and his grand slam band.”