Rick Keen, born in Nc, started playing music at age five. At age eleven he recorded the song, "Puppy Love" for Tower Label, a song he co-wrote with Harold Nall. After getting essential radio air play, Rick began to open shows for country acts such as Conway Twitty, Porter Wagner, Dolly Parton, and Hank Williams Jr. In the late 70's Rick wrote the title song for a popular VA bluegrass group The Hill City Cut-ups.During the 80's Rick moved back to Nashville and formed his own group, The Hi-way Band. Rick met Whitey Shaffer, who penned All My Ex's Live In Texas" for George Strait and recorded two of Whitey's songs at RCA,"Step Out And Two Step Tonight" and "No Tell Motel". During the 80's and 90's Rick had house gigs in Carolina Beach NC."CHARLES AND MABEL's" and "THE ASTOR HOTEL"Were Rick honed his singing and song writing skills.The late 90's found Rick back in Nashville,writing and recording. Rick was invited to Burbank Ca.by Sylvia Webester of ABC. TV.After recording "DEMO'S" Rick was called "HOME TOWN HERO"BY KZLA Radio with his arrangement of Merle Haggard's"MAKE UP AND FADED BLUE JEANS" Rick has been a special guest at The Grand Ole' Opry and has held house gigs at such known places as Tootie's and Robert's Western Wear in Nashville. Rick has toured 33 states proformimg his soulful country, bluegrass rooted, rockabilly sound. Now based in Apple Valley, CA, Rick countinues to write and record. His latest efforts include, "Her Memories" recorded in Nashville Aug 2010 with studio greats like Kent Goodson of George Jones' Band. Penn Pennington of Jack Green's Band. To be released in January 2011. Rick has been collaborating with King Scratch (from NWA fame), writing songs for the movie "The Vigilante". Rick has started a new publishing company called Don Keen Publishing. Always looking to help someone get started in the music business. As well as recording his own, and some of the best song writers, music of today. Rick would like to thank all his loyal fans, friends and family.. He Always Say's "GOD BLESS THEM ALL"