BREAKING: Say Goodbye To Kenny Rogers

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Kenny Rogers’ 60-year career will be capped with a farewell concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25.

The 78-year-old singer is retiring after his current 200-date tour.

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, Nash Country Daily reports.

Rogers admitted it will be difficult to hold back tears when he and Dolly Parton perform together for the last time this fall.

“I told Dolly, ‘I am going to say goodbye and spend more time with my wife and kids,’” he told Closer Weekly. “So she replied, ‘It’s been 13 years since we sang on stage together. You cannot get out of town without us doing something.’”

“Working with Dolly is always emotional because we have so much history together,” he explained on their 30-year friendship. “Dolly is an old and dear friend. You either have old friends or you don’t and I have always had a friend in Dolly. We have always supported each other and have mutual respect.”

“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” says Kenny. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

“Kenny is like a family member to me,” says Dolly. “We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands in the Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go and me with him wherever he goes. Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night. Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25 is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away.”

Rogers and Parton will perform their duets, including “Islands in the Stream” and “You Can’t Make Old Friends” during the All In for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration!

The concert will also feature performances by Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and more guests to be announced soon.

Tickets go on sale July 21 at 10 a.m. CT at Ticketmaster, by phone at 800-745-3000 and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

And of course this classic!

WOW! The end of an era!

God bless both of you SUPERSTARS!

*A side-note- I recorded a record at Kenny Rogers studio back in the 80’s and he walked in during the session, hung out and even sang along with the chorus! The man is a legend. A real gentleman. 

God Bless AMERICA! 

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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