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Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” Earns Historic Honor

Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” Earns Historic Honor

The Library of Congress added 25 titles to the National Recording Registry, including Kenny Rogers’ 1978 hit, “The Gambler,” which was penned by Don Schlitz. “The song was not written about gambling, it was written with a very personal look at life,” said Kenny, according to the Library of Congress. “To say I’m proud is…MORE

Top 15 Best-Selling  Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA

Top 15 Best-Selling Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary of honoring music’s best through its Gold and Platinum Awards Program. The RIAA trademarked the Gold record (500,000 units) and formalized the industry practice of presenting awards to artists for music sales achievements, including the Platinum Award (1 million), Multi-Platinum Award (2 million+)…MORE

Photo Gallery: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Was a Star-Studded Affair Featuring Dolly Parton, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel, Lionel Richie & More

Photo Gallery: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Was a Star-Studded Affair Featuring Dolly Parton, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel, Lionel Richie & More

A star-studded cast from all genres of music took the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25 to help Kenny Rogers ride off into the sunset after a 60-year career. The showcase, dubbed All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, featured the final duet by Kenny and Dolly Parton, one of…MORE

Kenny Rogers to Be Inducted Into the Music City Walk of Fame

Kenny Rogers to Be Inducted Into the Music City Walk of Fame

Following in the footprints of country stars like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and more, Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. The Music City Walk of Fame—created in 2006—is a tribute to artists of all genres who have contributed to…MORE

Through the Years

Through the Years

Happy 79th birthday to Kenny Rogers. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was born in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 21, 1938.MORE

Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, The Judds & More Added to Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert

Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, The Judds & More Added to Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert

Kenny Rogers’ 60-year career will be capped with a farewell concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. The showcase, dubbed All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, will feature the final duet by Kenny and Dolly Parton, one of country music’s most beloved tandems. Newly announced performers include Reba McEntire, Chris…MORE

Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert to Feature Final Duet With Dolly Parton + Performances by Little Big Town, Alison Krauss & More

Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert to Feature Final Duet With Dolly Parton + Performances by Little Big Town, Alison Krauss & More

Kenny Rogers’ 60-year career will be capped with a farewell concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. The showcase, dubbed All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, will feature the final duet by Kenny and Dolly Parton, one of country music’s most beloved tandems. The concert will also feature performances by…MORE

Check Out 40 Performance Pics From the Randy Travis Tribute Concert, Including Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Wynonna, Kenny Rogers & More

Check Out 40 Performance Pics From the Randy Travis Tribute Concert, Including Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Wynonna, Kenny Rogers & More

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis took place last night (Feb. 8) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and it featured more than 30 performers, including Garth Brooks, Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey…MORE

Check Out the Set List as More Than 30 Country Stars Gather to Pay Tribute to Randy Travis

Check Out the Set List as More Than 30 Country Stars Gather to Pay Tribute to Randy Travis

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis took place tonight (Feb. 8) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and it featured more than 30 performers, including Garth Brooks, Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson,…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “Smoky Mountains Rise” Telethon: Who, What, When, Where to Watch?

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “Smoky Mountains Rise” Telethon: Who, What, When, Where to Watch?

What Is It: Smoky Mountains Rise is a three-hour telethon broadcast to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to benefit those affected by the Sevier County, Tennessee, wildfires. When: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m–11 p.m. EST. Who’s Performing: Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr., Alabama,…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #21–30

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #21–30

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Aug. 31, we’re featuring #21–30. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…MORE

Gambler’s Glory

Gambler’s Glory

Happy birthday to the beautifully bearded-one, Mr. Kenny Rogers. The Gambler turns 78 years old today (Aug. 21). Currently, the Country Music Hall of Famer is on the final leg of his Farewell World Tour.MORE

Kenny’s Christmas

Kenny’s Christmas

Kenny Rogers, who is currently on his Farewell World Tour, recently announced that his 35th annual Christmas & Hits Tour will kick off on Nov. 25. The Christmas program will also be his final holiday tour. It features Linda Davis and wraps up on Dec. 23.MORE

Big Gamble

Big Gamble

On June 16, 1978, Kenny Rogers recorded his signature song “The Gambler” at Nashville’s Jack Clement Studios. Kenny released the song five months later in November. By December 16, “The Gambler” was on the top of the charts, where it remained for three weeks.MORE

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New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.