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Kenny Rogers Will Feature Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss in Big Finale Show in Nashville


Kenny Rogers is hanging it up. He’s taping one last career-ending show in Nashville on October 25th to commemorate his 60 years in country music.

Guests include Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, and, strangely, the Flaming Lips and Idina Menzel (I don’t know why these last two– they have nothing to do with country or Kenny).

More guests will be announced, but my guess is we will see Lionel Richie without a doubt.

“All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” will be shown on TV at some point in the future, once it’s sold to a syndicator or cable channel.

Kenny has a lot of solo hits like “The Gambler,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “Lady.” But before the face lifts and Vegas and all that, he had his group The First Edition, and “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and “Something’s Burning.” I hope he doesn’t forget those chestnuts !

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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