Kenny Rogers Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


30th September 2015

Quote: "Let's go with Brad Pitt." Kenny Rogers on who he would like to play him if he appears in one of pal Dolly Parton's upcoming biographical TV movies.


25th August 2015

Fact: Country star Kenny Rogers' new Christmas album will feature duets with Alison Krauss and Jennifer Nettles. Krauss joins the veteran on Some Children See Him, while Nettles is featured on a medley of Here It Is Christmas and Baby, It's Cold Outside. Once Again It's Christmas will be Rogers' sixth holiday album.


28th October 2013

Fact: Singer Kenny Rogers is set to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Country Music Awards on 6 November (13).


9th October 2013

Quote: "Everybody thought we were having an affair... because we were on tour together for two years... We just flirted with each other for 30 years. It keeps the tension there." Singer Kenny Rogers insists he never had a romantic relationship with his longtime musical collaborator Dolly Parton.


1st July 2013

Quote: "I was disappointed in the fact it wasn't wet and muddy. I've seen some of the (previous years) when people were rolling round in mud so I couldn't wait for that." Veteran country star Kenny Rogers was disappointed the sun was shining during his appearance at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Sunday (30Jun13).


10th April 2013

Quote: "It's not just an award for best song or album of the year. This is a lifetime achievement award with some of the best in the business... I'm glad it happened at this stage in my life rather than at the peak of my career, because I think it could have gotten shuffled around when you have a lot of things going on. When you're in the fast lane, you don't stop to smell the roses, so to speak." Kenny Rogers really appreciates his newly-announced induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame.


10th April 2013

Fact: Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and 'Cowboy' Jack Clement, who is battling cancer, will be part of the Class of 2013 inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.


12th October 2012

Quote: "I take the blame for it. I think it's the man's responsibility to protect that relationship and I didn't do that... I was too driven, I guess." Country legend Kenny Rogers insists his ago and ambition are to blame for his four failed marriages.


2nd October 2012

Fact: Country veteran Kenny Rogers teamed up with U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert for a karaoke version of his hit Islands In The Stream during an appearance on breakfast TV show Good Morning America on Tuesday (02Oct12).


11th June 2012

Fact: Lionel Richie joined old pal Kenny Rogers onstage at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee on Sunday (10Jun12) for their duet Lady and his new country-style track All Night Long. Rogers returned to the main stage hours after his set to perform his hit The Gambler with jam band Phish.


28th February 2011

Fact: Lionel Richie has reached out to Taylor Swift to record a new version of his 2003 song Angel for his forthcoming duets album, Tuskegee. The soul star has re-recorded his most popular hits with the biggest names in country music, including Tim Mcgraw, JIMMY BUFFET, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.


23rd February 2011

Quote: "We're like kinfolk. It just don't seem right." Country star Dolly Parton insists she has never romanced her old pal Kenny Rogers.


23rd July 2008

Fact: STEP BROTHERS co-stars Will Ferrell and JOHN C. REILLY performed a karaoke version of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' hit ISLANDS IN THE STREAM during an appearance on MTV show TRL on Tuesday (22Jul08).


16th April 2008

Fact: Singer-songwriter Feist has teamed up with fellow Canadians the Constantines to record a new version of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' classic duet ISLANDS IN THE STREAM.


3rd December 2007

Quote: "Here's what I've learned about raising boys: if you keep 'em busy, they're fine; if you let them get bored they'll dismantle your house board by board." Country icon Kenny Rogers on his troublesome young twins.


3rd November 2006

Fact: Country music legend Kenny Rogers will team up with choirs from across America when he performs dates on his 25th anniversary Christmas tour in December (06). Rogers will invite a local choir form each tour stop to join him onstage for a festive hits medley.


21st July 2006

Quote: "We've become an MTV society, designed for people whose attention needs to be gained every seven minutes. The arts, like photography which I have enormous enthusiasm for, pull people back into themselves." Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers believes in the power of the arts.


19th June 2006

Quote: "I'm like the Bionic Man now. I have no original moving parts." Country star Kenny Rogers jokes about his extensive plastic surgery.


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