In July, country music legend Kenny Rogers announced plans for his epic “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” which is set to be taped at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on October 25th. As shared previously, Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, and Elle King are all set to perform during the event.
This week, it was revealed that Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, and The Judds will also participate in the tribute concert. Yes, the mother-daughter duo will reunite to help honor Kenny’s long musical career.
“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” stated Kenny Rogers. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”
Most notably, the concert will feature Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s last performance together, singing one of the most beloved duets of all time, “Islands in the Stream.” This upcoming concert will mark only the third time they’ve sang together publicly in 27 years.
Watch the pair take the stage together back in the late 1980’s below!
“This is all I’ve done for 60 years, but my mobility has gotten kind of strange, and I don’t like to go on stage and have to apologize. It’s one of those things – you make decisions based on what life gives you. I’ve had a great life, I can’t complain, but it’s time for me to hang it up, I think,” Rogers shared with Rolling Stone Country about his choice to stop performing live in the near future.
Tickets for “All In for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” are still available via Ticketmaster.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.
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