NASHVILLE – State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) and Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) presented country music legend Kenny Rogers with a Senate Proclamation on Wednesday evening to recognize the singer for his many contributions to country music and Tennessee. The presentation occurred at the All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The concert, which honored Rogers’ historic 60-year career, featured the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, one of popular music’s most beloved duets of all time. Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King also headlined the star-studded event.
“It was an incredible opportunity to honor Kenny Rogers at his final performance and recognize him for his musical talents that have inspired generations of country music artists,” said Senator Johnson. “Though Kenny Rogers’ fans all across the world are sad to see him retire, we are grateful for six decades of his great music which will continue to enrich our lives for years to come.”
“The music of Kenny Rogers has graced the airwaves for more than sixty years,” said Sen. Crowe. “His music has endeared fans and touched our lives. Songs like “The Gambler” and “Through the Years” have not only been very much a part of our lives but have touched the lives of millions all over the world. I was proud to honor him as he announced his retirement and performed his final concert here in Nashville.”