Kenny Rogers will celebrate 50 years as an entertainer with a television special tonight.
Kenny Rogers, the American singer-songwriter, will be honoured in tonight's television special titled, "Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years" to celebrate his successful career in the music business, reports Rtt.The show, which is set to air on Great American Country TV, will feature the likes of Tim Mcgraw, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Darius Rucker and BILLY CURRINGTON paying tribute to the country great. It has been reported that all the artists featuring on the show will gather together for a finale performance of 'Islands in the Stream'. The Bee Gees penned song was the first single from Rogers twelfth studio album 'Eyes That See in the Dark', which went on to sell 15 million copies world-wide. In a recent interview with 'Country Weekly', the 72-year-old musician said that despite the television special he had no plans to retire, saying, "When this was first proposed to me as a 50-year celebration, something about that sounded final, and I didn't want that. So, I suggested we call it 'The First 50 Years".
The Kenny Rogers television special will air tonight (8th March 2011) at 8.30pm Est and will be repeated throughout the month.