Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker and More Honor Kenny Rogers’ 50th Anniversary
Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker and Bill Currington are set to perform at Kenny Rogers' 50th anniversary concert special next week on GAC. The show features performances from friends of Rogers, as well as artists that have inspired him over the years, including Wynonna, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Alison Krauss, Sheena Easton, Smokey Robinson and Chris Isaak.
According to Goldmine magazine, original members of Rogers' band, First Edition, will be on hand for the special, as will Lionel Richie. The R&B singer has several connections to the country legend, most importantly as the author of 'Lady,' which Rogers turned it into a No. 1 hit way back in 1980. Richie also produced Rogers's album 'Share Your Love' the following year.
It's been over two years since Rogers released the Cracker Barrel album 'Kenny Rogers: 50 Years' commemorating his five decades in show business, so he's clearly, and deservedly, taking a long victory lap by waiting until now to air the television special. The 90-minute show debuts March 8th at 8:30PM ET on GAC.
As we previously reported, Rogers next album for the eatery will be ‘The Love of God,’ out March 7, an inspirational collection of classic songs he remembers from his childhood, along with new recordings of contemporary songs.