Breaking: Kenny Rogers makes an emotional announcement

Kenny Rogers started his career in 1958, releasing 27 solo studio albums – the most recent being 2013’s ‘You Can’t Make
Kenny Rogers make a tough decision...

Kenny Rogers started his career in 1958, releasing 27 solo studio albums – the most recent being 2013’s ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’. Now, the veteran singer has made an emotional announcement – he will quit music in 2017 as he believes he’s had his ‘turn.’ The 78-year-old country legend will call time on his career after his The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour concludes in Danville, Kentucky, on April 8, 2017.
Rogers has made the decision to retire because he believes he has ‘done everything’ he can as a songwriter. He said, “I’ve done everything I set out to do. Every goal I’ve set, I’ve done that, and there’s a point where you have to say, “I’ve had my turn. Let someone else have it,” and that’s kind of where I am.”

Rogers said his decision to quit singing was so that he can spend more time with his family, specifically with his 12-year-old twin sons Justin and Jordan, who he has with fifth wife Wanda Miller. “In my book I wrote, ‘There’s a fine line between being selfish and being driven,’ and I think I crossed that line a lot when I was younger,” Rogers said, as quoted in The Telegraph. “And I didn’t get a chance to spend a lot of time with my older boys and I regret that now.”

Kenny missed out on seeing his older children, Christopher, Carole, and Kenny Jr. grow up, and wants to remedy that with his younger children.
He said: “I have two older boys and I didn’t get to spend this time with my older boys, and I resent it because it’s a very special time in a kid’s age. My [younger] boys are playing football this year, and we went to watch a game and they were so excited about us being there, and that’s the kind of thing that as a parent you want to be part of as much as you can.”

Rogers says he has no regrets about his decision to retire, in fact, he finds the actual act of performing shows a lot harder than it used to be now that he’s older and has even had to change his show to make it easier for him, reports Daily Mail.
“I thought it was going to be easy but I’m so tired and it’s not as easy for me to get around. I’m not as mobile as I used to be. I’ve changed the show totally.
“The show’s about an hour and a half long, and I go through a chronological look at my life that includes all my music,” said Rogers.

Studio albums 37
Compilation albums 41
Music videos 21
Singles 80
No.1 Single (Overall) 30
No.1 Single (USA) 21

Kenny Rogers Top 10 Songs

I Can’t Unlove You
A Love Song
Scarlet fever
White Christmas
When A Child Is Born
Unchained Melody
Love Me Tender
My Washington Woman
I Swear
You Light Up My Life

Thank you, Kenny, for everything! Do you have a message for Kenny Rogers?

  1. Rona  

    Went to your show in New Zealand with Dolly Parton it was awesome what a fantastic show love to you and enjoy you kids in your retirement Rona

  2. Donna  

    Luv kenny rogers his music made my childhood and still listen to it now he will always be a legend injoy you’re retirement with ur family sir kenny rogers 💖 u xx

  3. Wendy  

    Kenny your songs give me a great feeling and I can relate to every word you sing to…..enjoy your retirement, family is NO 1.

  4. Vic Muscat  

    Thank you for all the miles we traveled together you made all those long over night hauls a lot easier with your beautiful music and fantastic songs enjoy your retirement God bless

  5. Shazz  

    Seen you with the firdt edition love love your music

  6. Margot Read  

    Kenny Rogers is the best ever…love him..sorry he is about to retire, but he deserves to do what makes him happy….💝💝💝💝💝

  7. Marilyn E  

    Thanks for your great songs and magical voice, never forget Coward of the County, my favourite!! Enjoy retirement.

  8. Yvonne Keenan  

    From the south west of western australia, many thanks for the years of enjoyment with your music. My husband and I are renewing our vows in 2018, fifty years of marriage. Your song Through the Years is the one song we want to listen to, for the words dictate what is in our hearts. Thankyou again for the joy and many years you have filled our hearts. Yvonne and Vic Keenan

  9. Tina Ellis  

    You were and always be a inspiration to me as your music keeps on playing on. Your family should come first now enjoy your life while you can. And make up for lost time nothing beats family have a good one. You are a Legacy in music.
    Thank You

  10. Georgina Cameron.  

    Hi enjoyed all your songs my husband is a musician he’s a little older than you so we understand why you are retiring . We went and saw you with a friend when you were here in Australia Sydney with Dolly Parton it was awsum have a great life and enjoy your sons and life.

  11. Why wait til next year, every day is a bonus!
    You have paid your dues.
    Thank you for the music 🎶

  12. Wayne Schwegmann  

    Kenny Rogers your one of the best greatist entertainers on this earth may God be with you and family your friend Wayne

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