Kenny Rogers is hanging up his traveling shoes, and after this round of touring, we won’t see him again. But, he’s taking the time to go out in style by touring the world one last time. Many of his close friends came to say goodbye to him with a farewell concert.
The concert took place on Oct. 25, and it was a fantastic one. Stars like Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton and Kris Kristofferson showed up to pay tribute to the country music star great. Before the concert, Rogers had a lot to say about his plans for the future.
“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,” said Rogers in a news release. “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.”
Rogers has a career worth celebrating. He spent over six decades in the country music industry and developed a ton of top hits. Millions of people enjoy his music and love his hits. Some of his most popular are, “The Gambler,” “Lady,” and “Islands in the Stream”. He’s also won a ton of awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
Another huge achievement the star has received has been the award provided by People and USA Today of “Favorite Singer of All Time.” That’s pretty impressive for a country music singer. We will miss him out on the road, but at least we still have his powerful music to enjoy.