Robert Earl Keen, a Texas legend and icon, was born on this day, January 11th, 1956.

REK was born in Houston, TX. During his nearly four decade career he's released 18 full length albums. Keen is still actively recording and touring. Most recently he's been out on the road with long time friend, Lyle Lovett. The two will be joining another Texas legend George Strait in Las Vegas this February.

Happy birthday, Mr. Keen!