NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 13, 2015) – While summer is only a few weeks old in the northern hemisphere, it’s important to remember that there are only 165 shopping days left until Christmas!
Country Music Hall of Fame member and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Kenny Rogers, will be releasing his first new Christmas album in seventeen years via Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. this fall. Titled Once Again It’s Christmas, the festive set will be Rogers’ first Christmas release since 1998’s Christmas From The Heart and his sixth Christmas release overall.
Several special guest stars join Rogers on Once Again It’s Christmas, including Alison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles, Home Free, Jim Brickman, and Winfield’s Locket.
“I can’t tell you how much fun it was recording a Christmas record again,” Rogers said. “I’m excited for people to hear it. I feel like this is a special group of songs — both old and new — and I was particularly lucky to be joined by many talented guest artists and musicians who each have something unique to say.”
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 for the thirty-fourth straight year. It’s a holiday that holds special meaning for Rogers.
“Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s a very important season for me, especially now that I have twin boys who just turned 11 years old. It’s reminded me of how you see it through different eyes when you’re a parent. It’s wonderful,” Rogers said.
Rogers’ Once Again It’s Christmas Tour featuring Linda Davis will include performances of holiday favorites and his No. 1 hits through concerts across the U.S. and Canada. The final schedule of dates will be announced soon.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 17:07
Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. What’s more, he has charted a single in each of the last seven decades—including 21 Billboard #1 country hits. According to the RIAA, he has one diamond album, 19 platinum albums, and 31 gold albums. He has earned three Grammys, six Country Music Association awards (including a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award), eight Academy of Country Music awards—including Entertainer of the Year in 1978—and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
The exhibit features dozens of artifacts including:
Costume pieces worn and used by Rogers in the five-part Gambler TV movie series, including a fedora and gun belt, a Western-cut jacket, shirt and brocade vest, and a cane with a brass knob
A Tony Alamo of Nashville denim outfit, embellished with rhinestones and studs, worn by Rogers as the front man for Kenny Rogers and The First Edition in the 1970s
Dolly Parton’s rhinestone-embellished velvet jacket and dress, which she wore during a performance of “Islands in the Stream” with Rogers on her TV show, Dolly
Dottie West’s Bob Mackie outfit with bugle beading and Dolcis pumps, worn in performance with Rogers
Assorted cameras used by Rogers, including two Polaroid models; a Calument Scientific Inc. 8" x 10" folding camera; and a Linhof Master Technika Classic camera, used by Rogers to capture the fifty-eight studio portraits of country artists in his third book of photos, Kenny Rogers: This Is My Country
Numerous awards, including the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award; Grammy statuettes; the Academy of Country Music’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award; and the Honorary Master of Photography award presented to Rogers by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) at its annual conference; and more
Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 15:27
Tickets for all concert dates are now on sale from Computicket.
Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of five and a half decades. The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal.
Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his catalog of smash hits, including “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “Lucille,” “Coward Of The County,” “Lady,” “Through The Years,” “Daytime Friends,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “You Decorated My Life,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and many more.
The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world and has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000’s, 2010’s). He has recorded 24 Number One hits and sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 21:25
HANK WILLIAMS JR., THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, RANDY TRAVIS, GEORGE JONES, KENNY ROGERS & DOLLY PARTON ALL PART OF NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ACM AWARDS 50 YEARS
NASHVILLE, TN (March 10, 2015) – The final song selections for NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years, the milestone anniversary collaboration between the Academy of Country Music and NOW That’s What I Call Music!, are being revealed in anticipation of the album’s release on Tuesday, March 31.
The collection of recordings will celebrate the ACM Awards’ 50-year history and will feature 2 discs as well as a digital collection of ACM award-winning songs. The first disc will feature recent contemporary hits while the second will include timeless classics.
The complete track listing for NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years includes:
DISC ONE (1990-2015)
Jason Aldean (with Luke Bryan & Eric Church) The Only Way I Know 2012
Lee Brice I Drive Your Truck 2012
Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me) 2011
Blake Shelton Honey Bee 2011
Taylor Swift Mean 2010
Lady Antebellum Need You Now 2010
Miranda Lambert The House That Built Me 2009
Brad Paisley & Keith Urban Start A Band 2008
Reba & Kelly Clarkson Because of You 2007
George Strait Give It Away 2006
Carrie Underwood Jesus, Take the Wheel 2005
Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying 2004
Kenny Chesney The Good Stuff 2002
Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance 2000
Faith Hill This Kiss 1998
Alan Jackson Chattahoochee 1993
Brooks & Dunn Boot Scootin’ Boogie 1991
DISC TWO (1965-1989)
Clint Black Better Man 1989
Hank Williams Jr. There’s a Tear in My Beer 1989
Randy Travis Forever and Ever Amen 1987
The Highwaymen Highwayman 1985
The Judds Why Not Me 1984
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Islands in the Stream 1983
Willie Nelson Always on My Mind 1982
Alabama Love in the First Degree 1981
The Oak Ridge Boys Elvira 1981
David Frizzell & Shelly West You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma 1980
George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today 1980
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Bros. All the Gold in California 1979
Don Williams Tulsa Time 1978
Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 1975
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors 1973
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty Lead Me On 1971
Merle Haggard Okie From Muskogee 1969
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:15
The band’s original lineup includes Rogers, Mike Settle, Terry Williams, Mary Miller, and Gene Lorenzo.
The First Edition was best-known for the singles “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In” (1967), and 1968′s “But You Know I Love You.” Later billed as Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, the group hit the Top 10 on the country charts with 1969′s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” a tune penned by Mel Tillis.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:50
Nashville, Tenn. (November 11, 2014) – GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar and contemporary music icon, Kenny Rogers, will return Down Under in January and February for his Farewell Down Under Tour, which will include his final concerts in Australia and New Zealand ever.
The tour will begin in Sydney on January 23, 2015; followed by shows across the country in Tamworth, Newcastle, Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Townsville, Perth and Adelaide; then a concert in Christchurch, New Zealand before concluding the tour in Hamilton, New Zealand, on February 15, 2015.
While the concerts scheduled in January and February 2015 will be Rogers’ final performances in Australia and New Zealand, the legendary vocalist will continue to tour in other parts of the world.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 21:16