Texas country legends Randy Rogers and Robert Earl Keen recently got together to pay their respects to another Texas legend, Willie Nelson.
In an interview with Texas Monthly about the upcoming 75th anniversary of John T. Floore’s Country Store in Helotes, Texas, Keen and Rogers swapped stories about the Texas music scene and their experiences with playing at the Store. Rogers and his band recorded “Homemade Tamales,” a live album and concert DVD, at the venue in 2014, and Keen recorded “No. Live 2 Dinner” and “Live Dinner Reunion” at the Store.
In the Texas Monthly videos, the pair also performed some of their favorite songs.
One of those songs was Willie Nelson’s “Shotgun Willie,” preformed as an homage to one of the Store’s most famous performers. Nelson performed at the Store religiously before he was discovered, and “Shotgun Willie”’s lyrics mention Floore himself.
Floore’s Country Store has since earned a reputation as a legendary country music performance venue. Rogers and Keen will be there this Friday and Saturday to celebrate the store’s anniversary.
Check out the video below: