Robert Earl Keen Covering Tyler Childers’ “Whitehouse Road” Is A Must Watch

Robert Earl Keen playing a guitar on a stage
Sharon Lane

Oftentimes in country music, we see a younger artist covering someone on the older side.

Maybe it’s someone they grew up listening to, or someone that inspires them in some way, but it’s always a sign of respect to the artist they’re covering.

Well, we’re now getting the inverse of that and I’m very much here for it.

The legendary Robert Earl Keen recently covered Tyler Childers at one of his shows and it’s a must watch.

Keen, who is more than 30 years Childers’ senior, clearly has a respect for his work. REK ironically might be most famous for having his songs covered by the likes of George Strait, Joe Ely, The Highwaymen and many others.

However, Keen has worked with Tyler Childers in the past. They performed together at the Red Rocks Amphitheater during Childers’ performance there in September of 2019.

“Whitehouse Road,” can of course be found on Tyler’s 2017 breakout album, Purgatory. Already going Gold without an ounce of radio support, I’m 100% confident that we’ll all look back on this album as one of the more legendary albums of the era.

And the best part? He’s just getting started.

Here’s the original version from the OurVinyl session for your viewing pleasure.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock