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Robert Earl Keen was born on 11 January 1956, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a singer and songwriter, known for his music career including 18 albums released from both major and independent record labels. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Robert Earl Keen? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. A lot of his songs have been covered by popular country musicians, but his music spans various styles, and he is part of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will continue to increase.
Robert Earl Keen Net Worth $5 million
Robert’s father was a geologist and his mother was an attorney; he has an older brother and a younger sister who introduced him to music. He attended Sharpstone High School and matriculated in 1974, during which time he read a lot of books, and excelled in writing. He also had an interest in music, listening to the rock band Cream and country artists such as Willie Nelson. The local scene had a lot of singers performing original content, and this led Keen to study guitar and play country covers. He then attended Texas A&M University, and would graduate in 1978 with a degree in English. Afterwards, he began writing songs and playing music with friends. During college, he met musician Lyle Lovett and the two would perform together in local venues before both of them got popular.
In 1980, Robert moved to Austin and would perform at various venues including nightclubs. Three years later, he joined the New Folk Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival and would win it; this led to his first album which was self-produced and entitled “No Kinda Dancer”. The album was leased to Rounder Records, and so had a wider release, which led him to tour outside Texas. However, he failed to find mainstream success, and later signed a publishing deal. He would then release two albums, “The Live Album” and “West Textures” which featured his first signature song entitled “The Road Goes on Forever”, and both enjoyed some commercial success, so his net worth started increasing at this point. He toured to promote the albums, and it was during this period that other musicians started to make covers of his songs. Keen continued to record, write and tour in the next few years.
In 1997, he released the album “Picnic” and the following year “Walking Distance”. Four years later, he released “Gravitational Forces, then his next projects would be “The Rose Hotel” and “Ready for Confetti” – all of his albums moved to and from various record labels. In 2003, he released “Farm Fresh Onions” and two years later “What I Really Mean”. He has also released various live albums and several music videos, plus he’s worked with various producers such as Lloyd Maines, Gurf Morlix, and John Keane. All of his projects have helped his net worth rise.
For his personal life, it is known only that Robert has been married to Kathleen since 1986, and that they have two daughters.