Kenny Rogers just confirmed the heartbreaking news only weeks before his final concert. I can’t believe it!
Country music legend Kenny Rogers just confirmed the news that has us all heartbroken. He is officially retiring for good, and will not be making a return this time around.
Thankfully, he is finally getting the recognition that he deserves on Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame. Right before his big retirement he will be honored with a ceremony on Oct. 24.
This is just one day before a farewell concert is hosted in his honor at Bridgestone Arena. Which is also in Nashville, TN. Fans everywhere are heartbroken for his retirement but understand his desire to be with his family more in this season of his life.
Many consider him one of the best artists to ever step foot into the country music world. From the first time he was on stage fans were drawn to him and now decades later he is still one of the greatest.
“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,” Mayor Megan Barry says. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”
According to reports, Rogers’ name will be on the walk’s 80th star. Rogers is going to be recognized for his contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Music City.
The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile. The Music Mile connects downtown Nashville to Music Row. It is a historic site, and thousands go to visit.
Rogers will celebrate his 60-year career on October 25th, and we are all expecting it to be an emotional one. There is going to be a huge concert in his honor.
All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration. He is going to perform with longtime friend Dolly Parton and be joined by other acts, including the Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Wynonna Judd.
Rogers shared that he is excited to close this chapter of his career with the incredible friends that he has made over the decades. This is so heartbreaking but also something to celebrate!
“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,” Rogers says.
We love you , Kenny!!!