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79 year old country legend Rogers had only eight dates left on his farewell world tour.
Country music icon Kenny Rogers has announced the cancellation of the rest of his farewell world tour on doctor’s orders, citing “health challenges”.
The 79 year old legend, known for hits like ‘The Gambler’, ‘Islands In The Stream’ with Dolly Parton, and ‘Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)’, a song whose reputation was spurred on by use in The Big Lebowski, has enjoyed a career dating all the way back to the 1950s.
Almost three years ago, he announced that he’d be going on one final world tour to say goodbye to his legions of fans around the globe, intending to spend more time with his fifth wife, Wanda, and their two young children.
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He pays tribute to the country star at his last Nashville concert.
Chris Stapleton performed a stunning rendition of Kenny Rogers' classic tune 'The Gambler' at his farewell concert this week, and it could only have made the man himself thoroughly proud. Not only did he prove himself as one of the best singers in country music today, he cemented just how important Kenny Rogers' music is to the nation.
Chris Stapleton performs at The Today Show
Alongside a spectacular 9-piece house band, the Grammy winning singer performed a cover of Kenny's chart-topping 1978 hit on Wednesday night (October 25th 2017) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville as part of the All in for the Gambler: Kenny Roger's Farewell Concert.
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Kenny is retiring after his October show, but there's one more duet he needs to perform.
Kenny Rogers is about to make his final live appearance at a farewell show this Fall, where he will perform with his 'Islands in the Stream' co-artist Dolly Parton for the last time in history. It will no doubt mark one of their biggest duets of their careers.
Dolly Parton at the Country Music Awards
After taking the Bee Gees' song 'Islands in the Stream' to number one in 1983, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have been an unstoppable double force. But now they will perform as a pair for the last time in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena in just three months, in a country music event that will also feature Little Big Town, Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Elle King, Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss.
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.
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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.'"
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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