NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 25, 2015) – GRAMMY® Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame member and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, 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 Hall of Fame and received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Some of Rogers’ recent festival appearances include Great Britain’s Glastonbury, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, and Morocco’s Festival Timitar, where he played to a combined hundreds of thousands concert-goers.
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 quickly became a pop superstar 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, 11 No. 1 albums, 25 Top 10 country albums and is the RIAA’s eighth best-selling male solo artist of all time. He has received three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and six Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
Track Listing For Once Again It’s Christmas
1. Once Again It’s Christmas
2. There’s A New Kid In Town feat. Winfield’s Locket
3. Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside feat. Jennifer Nettles
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Back To Bethlehem
6. Winter Wonderland
7. Some Children See Him feat. Alison Krauss
8. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
9. Children, Go Where I Send Thee feat. Home Free
10. That Silent Night feat. Jim Brickman
11. The Light
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Christmas & Hits Tour Dates
11/11-14 - Niagara Falls, Ontario - Niagara Fallsview Casino Avalon
11/17 - Moncton, New Brunswick - Casino New Brunswick*
11/18 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Rath Eastlink Centre*
11/20 - Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador - Pepsi Centre*
11/21 - Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador - Clarenville Events Centre*
11/22 - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador - Mile One Centre*
11/27 - Northfield, Ohio - Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield*
11/28 - Merrillville, Ind. - Star Plaza Theatre*
11/30 - Terre Haute, Ind. - Hulman Center - Indiana State*
12/02 - Norfolk, Neb. - Divots Conference Center
12/04 - Bowler, Wis. - North Star Mohican Casino Showroom*
12/05 - Battle Creek, Mich. - Firekeepers Casino - Event Center*
12/06 - Windsor, Ontario - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor*
12/08 - Ashland, Ky. - Paramount Arts Center*
12/10 - New Brunswick, N.J. - State Theatre*
12/11 - White Plains, N.Y. - Westchester County Center*
12/12 - Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun Arena*
12/13 - Bangor, Maine - Cross Insurance Center*
12/15 - Hagerstown, Md. - Maryland Theater*
12/16 - Roanoke, Va. - Berglund Performing Arts Theatre*
12/17 - Verona, N.Y. - Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Event Center
12/18 - King of Prussia, Pa. - Valley Forge Casino Resort*
12/19 - Englewood, N.J. - Bergen Performing Arts Center
12/20 - Concord, N.H. - The Capitol Center For The Arts
12/22 - Erie, Pa. - Warner Theater*
12/23 - Westbury, N.Y. - NYCB Theatre at Westbury*
* INDICATES VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 22:07
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