Like I said in Part 1, Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen is (in my mind) the best story teller of our generation.  His older music stands the test of time — better than most and his new music is just as relevant as it ever was.  His songs have been covered by so many singers from The Highwaymen to Montgomery Gentry and it was an honor to spend — ehh, roughly 8.5 minutes talking with him on the phone this week.

The three part interview can be heard in it’s entirety this Saturday on Radio Texas Live, but until then I’ll give y’all a sneak peak, one segment at a time.

In Part 2 Robert reveals what will be his next single, off his album "Ready For Confetti." He tells us which young singer/songwriters out there impress him most and we discuss the holiday classic "Merry Christmas From The Family" -- of which his mother is not a fan of, whodathunkit?

And don’t miss Robert Earl Keen in concert tomorrow night 12/9 at The Oil Palace (buy your tickets here.)  In the mean time here's REK's video for "Merry Christmas From The Family."