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Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 4:38pm

Famed singer, producer, actor, and entrepreneur Kenny Rogers will join forces with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for the first time in a Feb. 5 concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Their collaboration will cover selections from Rogers prolific run as a performer, one that extends over six decades. The program will include pieces from his days with the First Edition, but mainly focus on his biggest hits like “The Gambler” and “Lucille.”

Though he achieved his greatest fame doing country tunes, Rogers has dabbled in almost every genre, beginning with his days as a doo-wop singer in the ‘50s with The Scholars. There were also a few years as a jazz bassist and singer with the Bobby Doyle Trio, and a similar stint as a folkie with The New Christy Minstrels. But it was his years with The First Edition (later Kenny Rogers and the First Edition) from 1967-1976 that vaulted him to stardom.

Since 1976, he’s been a major solo star, with 25 number one hits among a host of platinum singles and albums (sales of more than 120 million worldwide) He’s earned multiple awards and honors from organizations like the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. He finished at 19 on Country Music Television’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Poll in 2002, while “The Gambler” finished 26 in that same network’s listing of the 100 Greatest Country Songs in 2003.

Rogers’ has also had successful film and television roles and several business ventures. His most recent success came with the 2006 disc “Water & Bridges” that peaked at number five on the “Billboard” Country charts and won Album of the Year in CMT Music Award balloting for 2007.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Ticket prices begin at $37.50 and are available either online at or at the box office, either in person or at 687-6400.


5 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 11/6/09 at 4:58

If you like Kenny and never saw him live do. You will not regret it.

By: Funditto on 11/6/09 at 6:43

Is that really him? He looks strange.

By: idgaf on 11/6/09 at 10:15

He is getting old. Do you look the same as you did 10 or 20 years ago?

By: TITAN1 on 11/8/09 at 6:34

idgaf, on this we agree. I have always been a Kenny Rogers fan. I first saw him about 40 years ago at a taping of the Johnny Cash Show at the Ryman. He was with his rock band then, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. I had the pleasure of seeing him a few years ago in Myrtle Beach at the Alabama Theatre. He is still just as good. I still have his album, Ten Years of Gold. Yes, it is vinyl.

By: roadie on 11/25/09 at 12:00


TITAN1 check out the credits on the back, Special Thanks to Garth Shaw. Man, I was young then...