We saw this tweet that was sent out earlier from Fightin’ Texas Aggie Lyle Lovett.
@aggiejournalist @tikilslandTX @harleyag Here’s the original photo I took in 1977 of @RobertEarlKeen1 and Sunny Fitzsimons on Robert’s front porch on Church Ave in College Station. I took it for Mr. Eiler’s photojournalism class @TAMU. I didn’t realize @TexasMonthly cropped it. pic.twitter.com/WzvpSvBdPL
— Lyle Lovett (@LyleLovett) November 16, 2017
It’s so great to be able to look back at a piece of history. This porch is as famous as any other porch in country music history. On that porch right now are Grammy winners and songwriting troubadours. It’s sad that it’s not physically around anymore, but thanks to that picture from Lyle and the song that he and Robert Earl wrote, the porch will be around forever.
Lyle Lovett “This Old Porch”
Robert Earl Keen “The Front Porch Song”