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Dolly Parton To Explore Ancestry In New Theatre Show

The Jolene singer, 71, told the story of her childhood in her TV film Coat of Many Colors, and now wants to tell the story of her family's past in Tennessee. Speaking...

Kenny Rogers Postpones Knoxville Concert After Falling Ill

Kenny pulled out of the show at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum just a day before he was due to perform. The gig has been rescheduled for 6 April (17). According...

Garth Brooks Signs On For Randy Travis Tribute

The A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis concert will also feature Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Wynonna Judd, Josh Turner, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, and Alison Krauss. Travis...

Kenny Rogers And Kris Kristofferson To Receive Texas Medal Of Arts Awards

Rogers will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Kristofferson will be feted with the Multimedia Award for his work in music and Hollywood. The awards will be handed out on...

Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Close Telethon With Islands In The Stream Duet

The country couple scored a big hit with the Bee Gees tune over three decades ago and they teamed up again to close the three-hour fundraiser for the victims of the Tennessee wildfires...

Stars Line Up For Randy Travis Tribute Show

Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Jamey Johnson, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, and The Randy Travis Band will also take part in the 8 February (17) event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes...

Kenny Rogers To Join Dolly Parton For Tennessee Wildfires Telethon

Rogers, who performed the hit Islands in the Stream with the country legend, and Reba will join Alison Krauss, among others for Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund on...

Dolly Parton To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Cmas

Dolly Parton is set to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMAs. The 70-year-old country legend will be given the prestigious prize at the ceremony next month in an honour bestowed upon...

Shania Twain To Make History As 2016 Cmt Artist Of A Lifetime Recipient

The singer will follow in the footsteps of country music icons like Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard when she collects her latest trophy at the seventh annual CMT Artists of the Year celebration...

Kenny Rogers To Quit Music In 2017

The Coward of the County singer retired from international touring a few years ago and earlier this year (16) he talked about quitting life on the road for good - and now he...

Kenny Rogers Postpones Oklahoma Concert For Second Time

The Gambler singer rescheduled a 28 January (16) performance at Tulsa's The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, because of a "minor illness", and now the new date on 7 April (16)...

Kenny Rogers Battling Illness

The Islands in the Stream singer, who announced he would retire from touring after one last trek, has postponed three dates and rescheduled them for later this year (16). Rogers, 77, scrapped...

Kenny Rogers To Receive Cmt Artist Of A Lifetime Honour

The Gambler star will retire from the road after his current Once Again It's Christmas Tour wraps up in the New Year (16), and now bosses at U.S. network CMT are helping him...

Kenny Rogers Getting Busy As Retirement Looms

A series of ailments prompted The Gambler singer to announce his retirement plans last year (14), but as he prepares to release a new festive album and tour to promote it, he's busier...

Kenny Rogers Is Retiring After A Farewell World Tour

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...

Kenny Rogers Confirms Retirement

The Islands In The Stream hitmaker had already hinted he is ready to tone down his touring commitments by playing a number of "farewell" shows in countries including New Zealand, Australia and South...

Rosanne Cash Named Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum's 2015 Artist-in-residence

Johnny Cash's daughter will be feted for her contribution to American music and will perform three intimate concerts in September (15) in Nashville, Tennessee as part of her showcase year. In...

Kenny Rogers Planning Farewell Tour Of South Africa

The Islands in the Stream hitmaker, 76, has decided he will not return once he wraps up a trio of summer (15) dates in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Farewell South Africa...

Kenny Rogers Plots Farewell Tour For Australia And New Zealand

Veteran crooner Kenny Rogers is preparing to say goodbye to fans Down Under with plans for a Farewell Tour early next year (15).The 76-year-old country singer, who hails from Texas, has decided he will no...

Dolly Parton Takes On The Als Ice Bucket Challenge

Country star Dolly Parton has become the latest star to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after pal Kenny Rogers nominated her for the chilly charity task.The Jolene singer filmed herself bracing for a dousing,...

Diana Ross In Talks For Glastonbury

Diana Ross is in talks to perform at Glastonbury next year. The 70-year-old singer has entered negotiations about playing in the Sunday afternoon legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at the musical festival at Worthy...

Lionel Richie Wrote Lady On The Toilet

Lionel Richie wrote Kenny Rogers' hit song 'Lady' while he was on the toilet.The former Commodores singer penned the 1980 hit for Kenny, and the country legend has revealed Lionel went to the restroom for...

Kenny Rogers Recovering After Cancer Scare

Country music icon Kenny Rogers is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a skin cancer growth from his face.The 75 year old took to his Instagram account on Wednesday (14May14) and posted a photo of...

Wynonna Judd Replaces Ill Kenny Rogers For Valentine's Day Concert

Singer Wynonna Judd has stepped in to replace fellow country star Kenny Rogers at his Valentine's Day weekend (begs 14Feb14) concerts after he fell ill.The Islands in the Stream hitmaker was due to perform with...

Kenny Rogers And Cowboy Jack Clement Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

Veteran singers Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Cowboy Jack Clement were the toast of Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (27Oct13) as they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.Barry Gibb, Kris Kristofferson...

Dolly Parton For Glastonbury Festival 2014?

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...

Kenny Rogers Wants To Tour With Dolly Parton

Country singer Kenny Rogers is keen to go on tour with his longtime friend and collaborator Dolly Parton, but admits his crazy work schedule is too much for her.The musical duo have a new single...

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Reteam For New Track

Country stars Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have reteamed in the studio for a new track.The couple hit the top of the charts with Islands in the Stream in 1983 and now Rogers and Parton...

Billy Dean Lands Lead Role In Kenny Rogers' Christmas Musical

Country star Billy Dean has landed the lead role in Kenny Rogers' hit festive musical The Toy Shoppe.Dean will star as the Toy Shoppe owner Hank Longley in the Christmas musical, written by Rogers and...

Glastonbury Stars Donate Shoes To Charity Auction

Stars who took to the stage during Britain's Glastonbury Festival, including Rita Ora, Kenny Rogers and Seasick Steve, have donated a pair of their shoes to raise funds for charity.The singers, alongside British rapper Professor...

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