Kenny Rogers has announced his farewell world tour entitled “The Gambler’s Last Deal.” The tour will kick off in Minnesota, on May 13th and is expected to run into 2017. The International trek will bring Kenny to Southeast Asia for shows in Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.
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On this day in 1983, recording began on Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s number one single, “Islands In The Stream.” The song was written by The Bee Gees.
The song was originally written for Marvin Gaye before it was given to Kenny to record on his album Eyes That See in the Dark.
“Islands In The Stream” would go on to be certified Double Platinum by the RIAA, and the song topped CMT’s poll of the best country duets of all time.
On this day in 2003, George Strait made history with the Platinum Certification of his album The Road Less Traveled surpassing Kenny Rogers as the second best-selling country artist of all time.
Lee Brice tells radio.com, “When I’m making a record, I pull from Alan Jackson and Vince Gill and Garth Brooks and Alabama and Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers. And then I say, ‘Do my songs stand up to their songs?'”
On this day in 1979, Kenny Rogers scored his ninth Billboard #1 with “Coward Of the County.” The song was first released in November 1979 and was the second single from Kenny. “Coward of the County” also inspired a TV movie in 1981.
Kenny Rogers is coming to Iowa to spread Christmas Cheer and is bringing Linda Davis along for the ride. The fun-filled event takes place on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 pm at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Tickets Start at $37.00!
For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com
On this day in 1979, Kenny Rogers scored another number one single, his seventh in his career, with “She Believes In Me.”
Listen to it here!
Today in 2010, Kenny Rogers was honored by the National Music Council at its 29th annual American Eagle Awards Luncheon at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe. Kenny was chosen as a winner of the award for the charity work he has down over the course of his career.
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