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
NASHVILLE, Tenn (December 9, 2013) – Is the third time a charm for Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton? Kenny & Dolly received their third joint Grammy nomination on Friday night, December 6th for “You Can't Make Old Friends” for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The song is featured on Rogers’ latest Warner Bros. album of the same name.
The nomination is the third for Kenny & Dolly as a duo. They were previously nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1984 for “Islands In The Stream,” and then again in 1986 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Real Love.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 15:21
Premiering Monday, December 9, 9:00 p.m./ET
NASHVILLE, TN. (December 3, 2013) -- “I have a fantasy,” Kenny Rogers says to Dolly Parton in Kenny & Dolly: An Intimate Conversation, premiering Monday, December 9, 9:00 p.m./ET on Great American Country. “I want to come see you when you’re in sweat pants and tennis shoes.” “Maybe in another life,” Parton responds in reference to the fact that she’s never seen without the make-up, hair and clothing her fans expect.
The humorous and insightful exchange between friends is one of many revealed as two music icons come together in this momentous TV event – only on Great American Country. “To bring viewers a truly unique and remarkable chat between these amazing artists is incredible in and of itself,” said Suzanne Gordon, vice president of programming for Great American Country. “What makes this even more personal is that it isn’t moderated. You have these performers who transcend genre and category, who are larger-than-life figures in American pop culture, just sitting together and having a conversation. It’s really special.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:05