Kenny Rogers will return to Branson on October 17, 2015 to have his one night performance at the Oak Ridge Boys Theater. A career spanning for more than five decades, the gifted singer, songwriter, musician, and entertainer has recorded 12 No. 1 albums that sold over 120 million albums and 24 No. 1 hits that include “The Gambler,’’ “Lady,’’ and “Islands in The Stream’’. He also received hundreds of award for his music and charity work, including three Grammys, 18 America Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards.
On April 10, 2013, it was announced that Kenny Rogers would be inducted later this year into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Rogers still loves touring and recording new music. A new album on Warner Music Nashville is scheduled to be released this year. “We are excited to add Kenny Rogers to the growing list of world class entertainers in our 2015 concert series line up.’’ General Manager Larry Wilhite said. At 8 pm On Saturday, October 17, Kenny Rogers will perform at The Oak Ridge Boys Theater in Branson.
In every genre, there is always an artist who stands out above all the rest, and in country music, this artist is Kenny Rogers. This great country singer has been an iconic presence in the country music genre since the 1970s. With his worldwide popularity combined with hundreds of awards for his music work, he became one of the highest-selling artists in the world. The raspy voice of Kenny Rogers makes people stop and listen – and once they’ve stopped and listen, they often fall in love.
Kenny Rogers has also appeared in television, including starring roles in movies. The most renown was his series Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, the show was so popular it generated an impressive four sequels and remains the longest running mini-series franchise on television. Rogers is a skilled artist in several genres of music. Before he became a popular performing artist, he was part of big acts like The New Christy Minstrels and the rock group, First Edition, which released the Top 5 hit “I just Dropped In”.
When two iconic country artists, Kenny Rogers and the Oak Ridge Boys perform together on stage, it’s sure to result in a sold out tickets. With an amazing vocal range in their background, they began a two-year tour together in 1977, and performed together several times more in later years. When they combine their talents on stage, it not only rocks the theater, it has them stamping their feet and crying out for more. Unfortunately, there are no albums available that showcase their combined talent, only a handful of YouTube recordings of live performances.
The rich music history of Kenny Rogers from country to gospel to bluegrass form part of his music genre. The husky voice of the famous country singer resonates to the heart of the fans of country music everywhere that survived until now.
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