Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:55
SIKESTON, MO. (May 27, 2014) – Not very many performers can say they've been in the “business” for over 50 years. Not many can say they've played an instrumental role in the success of an organization that solely exists for the purpose of helping children with special needs. Not many can say they've returned five times throughout the years to hold concerts and continue to raise money for that organization. And certainly not many can say they've held an interest in that same organization for close to 40 years! But yes, Kenny Rogers has certainly earned his name on the building of that very organization…The Kenny Rogers Children’s Center in Sikeston, Missouri.
“It’s scary to think about where the Center would be today if it weren't for Kenny Rogers. Or rather, where the Center would NOT be today”, states Michelle Fayette, Executive Director of the Center. “The current building we are in today was made possible through Kenny’s efforts, the expansions, new equipment, updated equipment, and so much more, all are because he has cared enough throughout the years to continue his efforts in furthering our mission. You definitely can't make old friends like that! Thousands of children have come through these doors and have received life-changing therapies all because of him,” she adds. The Center covers numerous counties in Southeast Missouri and provides therapy to approximately 450 children on a monthly basis.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 15:28
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2014) – With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered radio, television and film en route to becoming a beloved American icon. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to Rogers with the cameo exhibition Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, which opens in the museum’s East Gallery on August 15, 2014, and runs through June 14, 2015.
“Kenny Rogers redefined and elevated country music superstardom in every sense,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “He blurred traditional genre lines and substantially expanded the core demographics of country music’s audience, all by being true to his unique artistic vision. His versatility is astounding. We could not be more thrilled to share this detailed presentation of his story.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:15
PHOENIX, Az. (January 23, 2014) – Just three months ago, American icon Kenny Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And now, last week in Phoenix, he picked up another career achievement, but this time it’s in recognition of his other talent and passion—photography.
Rogers received an honorary master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) at its annual conference, Imaging USA, during the PPA Award & Degree ceremony, last Tuesday night, Jan. 14, at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, where more than 145 award and degree recipients were honored. Prior to the ceremony, he gave an exclusive live Q&A with convention-goers, discussing his life and work. Rogers also shared photos from his forthcoming photography book, Places I’ve Been, Things I’ve Seen.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:16
In addition, The Kenny Rogers Children’s Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. With the help of this grant and its current resources, the center is able to serve more than 350 children with special needs up to the age of 21 with no charge to the families.
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 December 2013 14:15
NASHVILLE, TN – (December 20, 2013) – Legendary music icon Kenny Rogers’ latest single, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” recently charted on the Billboard country chart at No. 57, giving Rogers a charted single in each of the past seven decades beginning in the 1950’s. Additionally, Rogers has also charted an album in each of the past six decades since the 1960’s. The track, which is off his Top 10 Country album You Can’t Make Old Friends (Warner Bros. Records), reunites the multiple Grammy Award-winner with long-time friend, Dolly Parton. While the album was just named one of iTunes’ Best Of 2013 Country Albums, Kenny & Dolly received their third joint Grammy nomination for “You Can't Make Old Friends” for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 20:08