Kenny Rogers Special to Air March 8th
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:11:44
The beloved, universally known icon of American entertainment, Kenny Rogers, is being honored by some of today's greatest artists on one fantastic television special! Fear the beard.
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years will debut on March 8th at 8:30 PM EST on Great American Country (GAC). Taped at the MGM Grand At Foxwoods, Kenny performs along with an eclectic who's-who of celebrities including: Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss, Smokey Robinson, Chris Issak, Tim McGraw, Wynonna, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Sheena Easton, The Oak Ridge Boys, and the original First Edition.
Truly a special worthy of his musical legacy, Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years is must-see TV. The 90-minute multi-artist spectacular is a rollicking celebration filled with music from some of the biggest stars performing with and without the legendary artist on many of his biggest hits. The special showcases unique, once-in-a-lifetime live performances such as "Lady" (Rogers & Richie), "Sweet Music Man" (Parton & Krauss), "Morning Desire" (Robinson), "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (Chris Isaak), "She Believes In Me" (McGraw), "(Just Dropped In) To See What Condition My Condition Was In" (Rogers, Wynonna & The First Edition), "Lucille" (Currington), "Coward Of The County" (Rucker), "We've Got Tonight" (Rogers & Easton), "Heed The Call/Tell It All Brother" (The Oak Ridge Boys), "You Know I Love You" (Krauss), "Through The Years" (Rogers, Richie & Parton) and many more.
"One of the things I loved the most about doing this special was hearing some of the old songs I had recorded performed in new ways by my talented friends," Rogers said. "What I think most people don't understand is, every artist on this show has a pretty heavy performance schedule so to set aside a couple of days for a friend is not as easy as it may sound. I was thrilled to see each and every one of them and to have the chance to ‘catch up' on our friendships."
Filmed in pristine hi-definition, this multi-camera, up-close-and-personal special will find the viewer "visually surrounded and fully immersed" in the concert. Executive Producer/Writer Kelly Junkermann has bridged the past with the present, mixing vintage clips and interviews amongst the live performances to give the viewer a compelling look at Kenny's incredible career.
Are you going to watch Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years?