KENNY ROGERS ANNOUNCES HIS 35th ANNUAL AND FINAL CHRISTMAS & HITS TOUR “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Christmas & Hits Begins November 25th In Independence, Mo. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) – Since the release of Kenny Rogers’ first-ever Christmas album back in 1981 titled Christmas, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour where he performs holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America. Rogers announced late last year on NBC’s Today show that the world tour he is currently on would be his final time performing around the globe. So this year’s 35th edition of his annual Christmas & Hits tour, with special guest Linda Davis, will indeed be his last. After more than five decades of touring and entertaining the world, Rogers’ farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” is underway and expected to run into 2017 due to popular demand. “Christmas has always been a special time of year to me,” Rogers said. “The feeling I get performing on the Christmas tour is one of the things I’ll really miss about not being on the road. We will be sure to take extra time to cherish some moments on this last go around, and I hope as many people as possible will be able to join us in creating a new set of holiday memories.” For his upcoming Christmas & Hits tour dates, Rogers will perform holiday favorites, selections from his 2015 Christmas album Once Again It’s Christmas and of course his well-known hits at concerts across the U.S. The tour currently includes 16 dates. Making this final Christmas tour experience even more special, a very limited number of VIP ticket packages will be offered, allowing fans the opportunity to meet Rogers and receive one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Two types of VIP packages will be available for each show of the tour. For more information, visit: www.kennyrogers.com. “The Gambler’s Last Deal” concerts feature an all-new show, including a reflective look back through Rogers’ storied 50-plus-year career. Enhanced with personal stories, vintage photos and video clips—including never-before-seen footage—the music-filled retrospective will touch on every part of Rogers’ career. Along with his long list of hits, Rogers is singing songs in concert that he hasn’t performed in years. The show is produced by veteran producer Kelly Junkermann. Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. He has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers achieved pop superstardom as well — his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10’s rank him fourth-best of all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 hits, 12 No. 1 albums, 25 Top 10 country albums and is the RIAA’s eighth best-selling male solo artist of all time. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has received three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and six Country Continue reading
Kenny Rogers will release his first new Christmas album in seventeen years on September 25th via Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville. Titled Once Again It’s Christmas, the festive set is Rogers’ first Christmas release since Christmas From The Heart (1998), and his sixth Christmas release overall. Since the release of his first-ever Christmas album, Christmas, in 1981, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which continues this winter as the Once Again It’s Christmas Tour featuring Linda Davis. Rogers will perform holiday favorites, selections from his new Christmas album and his No. 1 hits at concerts across the U.S. and Canada. The tour currently includes 29 dates. Special VIP packages will be available for the tour dates that are not already on-sale. For the most up to date information on tour dates, tickets, VIP packages, and pre-order opportunities, visit: www.kennyrogers.com The eleven-song album, Once Again It’s Christmas, features several special guest stars. Jennifer Nettles joins Rogers on “Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside”; Alison Krauss is featured on “Some Children See Him”; Home Free collaborates with Rogers on “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”; Jim Brickman guests on “That Silent Night”; and Winfield’s Locket sings with Rogers on “There’s A New Kid In Town.” Rogers also co-wrote a powerful song called “The Light” with long-time bandmate Steve Glassmeyer and former bandmate, Warren Hartman. The song concludes the album. The new project was produced by Kyle Lehning and Hartman, who were joined by Darren Rust as co-producer for the song, “Children, Go Where I Send Thee.” Steve Sundholm and Jim Brickman produced “That Silent Night.” The Once Again It’s Christmas album cover art, unveiled here for the first time, is a photo taken by Rogers that he entitled “Red Tree.” He captured the wintry scene while shooting in Yakima, Washington, in December 2003. Rogers received an Honorary Masters of Photography Degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2014 for his contributions to the world of photography. “I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been doing another Christmas album—it’s my favorite time of year. Recording a project like this means I was able to re-live some old memories singing some of the songs I was raised listening to and grew to love as a child. The process also allowed me to make many new memories working with some very talented people. I’m excited about all of the special guests who joined me for this, and hope you enjoy it, too,” Rogers said. The past several years have been some of the most active, creative, and rewarding of Rogers’ entire storied career. Once Again It’s Christmas will be Rogers’ third full studio release of all new recordings since 2011. In 2014, Rogers received his latest GRAMMY® Award nomination with Dolly Parton for “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” and in 2014 and 2015, Rogers’ career was showcased in a year-long exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In 2013, Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Continue reading
Kenny Rogers Prepares For His Book Tour For LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT. Grammy Award-winning Kenny Rogers will start his busy fall season with the release of his autobiography, LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT, on October 2nd, 2012. For the first time, Rogers has shared in detail his lifelong journey and rise to fame with his memoir, LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT. Exploring the struggles of his long road, his story begins simply: growing up in Depression-era Texas, living in the projects, surviving in poverty, and listening to his mother, who always had just the right piece of wisdom. Rogers recounts his early years and musical career, sharing stories about the friendships that have meant the most to him, from Dottie West to Lionel Richie to Dolly Parton, and how through it all, he continues to make music with the passion that has defined him from the start. During release week, Rogers will appear on Good Morning America, The View, The Colbert Report, CBS This Morning, Piers Morgan Tonight, Anderson Live, Fox News, Canada AM and others, in addition to NPR’s Morning Edition, The Diane Rehm Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, SiriusXM and numerous syndicated radio interviews. Rogers will also appear on a seven-city book tour beginning on October 2nd. Kenny Rogers – LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT Book Tour: Oct. 2 – Ridgewood, NJ Bookends Oct. 3 – New York, NY Barnes & Noble (54th & 3rd) Oct. 5 – Hamilton, ON Walmart (675 Upper James St.) Oct. 6 – Lexington, KY Joseph-Beth Booksellers Oct. 7 – Atlanta, GA Barnes & Noble (Alpharetta – Mansell Crossing) Oct. 8 – Birmingham, AL Books-A-Million (Brook Highland) Oct. 12 – Houston, TX Barnes & Noble (River Oaks)
Kenny Rogers Is Suing Label Capital Records! Just when we thought the legal shenanigans in Nashville were calming down, another lawsuit hits the fan. This time its Kenny Rogers suing the label, Capital Records. Reportedly, Rogers claims that the label is in break on contract for underpaying royalties to the singer. These royalties apply to the selling digital downloads and ringtones. Apparently, there is some small print dictating how the profit from these things is split between label and artist, and Kenny thinks things are being shared fairly to the tune of an underpayment of over $400,000! That’s quite a chunk of change! The court date is set for May 21st. What do you think about all this? Its hard to say really with such few details, and without a law degree, but let us know what you think anyway!
Kenny Rogers has announced his 2010 Christmas Tour. The Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits tour is about to hit the road. Beginning November 27th, 2010, Kenny will be visiting a total of 20 cities across the country, spreading holiday cheer and some fan favorites. Kenny will be bringing along opening performer Rebecca Lynn Howard.Country Music Photo Gallery
Kenny Rogers makes a guest appearance on FOX Business Network Kenny Rogers spoke with FOX Business Network’s Charles Payne about the niche he has in the country music market and how he can’t compete with Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, but they’re too young to do what he does. Below are excerpts from the interview: On what kind of artist he is: “As far as musically goes, I think I’m boxed in to who I am and what I do best, and I try not to compete in areas that I don’t feel I can compete in. I think I’m an excellent story teller and I have always said if you give me a song that touches me I think I can make it touch you.” On comparing himself to current popular country artists: “As far as going out there and doing the heavy country rock, I can’t compete with Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney and those guys, so I don’t try. I mean, I do what I do best. Honestly, I think they’re too young to do what I do, so it’s a nice niche I have.” To see the full interview, follow this link. You can catch Kenny Rogers live by checking the Kenny Rogers Concert Tour schedule.Country Music Photo Gallery