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Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert Special, Filmed Before His Death, Set for CBS Airing

A Kenny Rogers tribute concert special that was filmed before the country-pop superstar’s death, “Kenny Rogers: All In for the Gambler,” has been set for airing later this month on CBS.

Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Lady A and Idina Menzel are the guests who took part in the epic show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, 2017 who made the cut for the hour-long broadcast at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sept. 23.

Rogers, who died on March 20, 2020, at age 81, participated in the 2017 show, which was billed as his swan song following a retirement announcement, although he didn’t sing at great length.

The grand finale of the salute had Rogers taking the stage for three final numbers with Parton, including duets of “You Can’t Make Old Friends” and “Islands in the Stream” that sandwiched a Parton solo rendition of “I Will Always Love You” that she sang with her arm around him.

Other highlights from that night that fans should expect to see reprised on the special included Richie performing “Lady,” Menzel and Lady A’s Charles Kelley doing a duet of “We’ve Got Tonight,” Lady A doing “She Believes in Me” on their own, McEntire singing “Reuben James,” Little Big Town doing “Through the Years” and Stapleton performing the show’s sort-of title song, “The Gambler.”



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