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Country music has long been associated as a storytelling journey, but the evolution of the country sound has been made most obvious not by the music but by the image. There was a time when arenas would sparkle from all the rhinestones and when stetsons were a must-have. Then Johnny Cash brought his man in black phase into the mix, and with it a rebellion that few had seen before amongst those of that genre. Pretty soon it was all about carving out your own niche, fixing your own trademark look; whether it was Kenny Rogers and his white three-piece suits, or Tanya Tucker with her 'badgirl' catsuits and tight pants. Pictures from the mutation of country music throughout the last eight decades are perhaps some of the most telling because something about the looks of these country stars had as much of an impact as the music itself.
Kenny Rogers has announced his retirement plans.
Kenny Rogers has decided to call it a day with performing and plans to end his career on a high with a farewell tour. The 77-year-old country music icon announced the news on NBC’s Today show on Friday (25th September).
Kenny Rogers appearing on Extra in October 2013.
Continue reading: Kenny Rogers Is Retiring After A Farewell World Tour
Dolly Parton looks to have time to hit Glastonbury Festival next year amidst her UK and European tour.
Is legendary country star Dolly Parton in line for Glastonbury 2014? A suspicious gap in her UK June touring schedule suggests it could be a possibility.
The 'Jolene' singer would make a wonderful addition to next year's Glastonbury Festival line-up and, although nothing has yet been confirmed, it looks like there's a major gap to fill on her 2014 UK summer tour. The festival is set for June 25th - 29th 2014 with bands playing, as per usual, on the last three days. Although Dolly will be hitting London's O2 Arena on Friday 27th, she has the following weekend free which would certainly open up a Glastonbury opportunity. Exciting stuff! Plus, her fellow country star and 'Islands In The Stream' collaborator Kenny Rogers hit up the Pyramid Stage at this year's event and, after a show like that, there's definitely a fresh demand for country legends.
We are hoping, of course, that Dolly doesn't wind up in any more accidents while hitting her UK tour next year, following yesterday's 'fender bender' which took place in Nashville. She revealed in a statement yesterday (October 21st 2013): 'I was in a fender bender this morning, here in Nashville. But I am all good. Just a little tired and sore, resting at home.'
Continue reading: Dolly Parton For Glastonbury Festival 2014?
Cooking with Kenny Rogers by Kenny Rogers and Dole Signature dish: Pineapple Chicken Cheese Melt - . . . .Did they eat it? Of course. You'll eat anything if you're 'fame-ished'! - Monday 29th July 2013
The Country Hall of Fame is inducting just three members this year.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has picked Kenny Rogers, “Cowboy” Jack Clement and Bobby Bare as the latest musicians to induct as members. The three musicians were named as the hall’s newest inductees at a ceremony, held in Nashville, Tennessee this morning. The hall will induct Rogers in the Modern Era category, Clement in the Non-Performer category and Bare in the Veterans Era category. All three musicians will officially accept the honour at an invitation-only ceremony at the Country Music Hall and Museum later this year.
Rogers himself commented on the news: "The accomplishments I've had all pale by comparison to this one," from the podium, before welling up with tears. The musician definitely does have a considerable record of achievements behind him – at 74, Kenny Rogers can call himself a singer, songwriter, producer, actor, author and restauranteur. He holds nine Number One albums and twenty-one Number One singles – a substantial record for a country performer, as the genre doesn’t typically enjoy mainstream success.
Rogers teared up while accepting the honor.
Continue reading: Kenny Rogers Is Among The Latest Additions To Country Hall Fame
Kenny Rogers reveals that his wife's parents were unhappy with the couple's 28 year age gap in a recent interview.
Kenny Rogers, the singer known for 'Lucille', apparently fell out with Wanda Miller's parents before they were engaged. When the couple began dating, their 28-year age difference allegedly raised concerns from her parents. Rogers was 59 years old when he married Miller in 1997
In an interview with FoxNews.com, Rogers explained that "Her parents are two years younger than me. They called me when we started dating and said, 'We want you to know we didn't appreciate what you're doing with our daughter,' and I said, 'First of all I don't blame you. I don't think I would either but I will make you a promise. I will never lie to her and I will never lie to you.'"
Country singer Kenny Rogers poses for press photos with his new book 'Luck or Something Like it: A Memoir' at a promotional event at Barnes and Noble bookstore in New York City.
Now a bonafide country music legend, Kenny Rogers has revealed that in the past he was much more rock and roll than you might expect, with his newly published memoirs exposing his bad boy past.
In the new book, Luck or Something Like It, Roger has admitted that he enjoyed dabbling in the occasional drink and drugs party, as well as becoming embroiled in his fair share of sex scandal, particularly the one occasion in the early 90's when Rogers was accused by three different women to have conned them into playing phone sex games with him. He also divulges on his plastic surgery, something he admitted to having back in 2006, and admits that at the time he was less than pleased with the results.
But the auto-biography is not all scandals and gossip, with Kenny charting his life from being born in Depression-era Texas to an alcoholic father, before finding music and eventually becoming one of the biggest selling stars of all time. Rogers had previously told Fox News that he could have filled the book with his sordid affairs, but his co-author Patsi Bale Cox, who died last year, insisted that he had no reason to fill it with gossip when he had more than enough positive material to fill the book.
Date of birth
21st August, 1938
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@anatevka Music and its lyrics can touch our hearts and resonate with our memories. Thanks for appreciating Kenny's songs .-Team Kenny
@ALANFAN44 Thanks for your appreciating Kenny's music. Songs may resonate in us through stories or messages it contains.-Team Kenny
@BarbaraEnglan58 We appreciate your best wishes for Kenny and grateful for the love and support you give him through all these years.
With the late, great Conway Twitty and the talented Loretta Lynn at the American Music Awards. #WaybackWednesday https://t.co/g3aWnBW7V3
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@bjoke2 We're glad you like Kenny's movie "The Gambler". Thank you for appreciating his songs and supporting his music.-Team Kenny
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“Cherish” each day. https://t.co/xUEHUil44Z
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Kenny and The First Edition’s first movie appearance where I played the role of Earl back in 1975. #TBT https://t.co/5Ezc3m2p20
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@AliveinMe We commend your strength and courage in facing all these challenges. We pray and hope for your healing and recovery. -Team Kenny