Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert Special, Featuring Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton & More, Coming To CBS

Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

The life of Country Music Hall of Fame legend Kenny Rogers will be honored and celebrated in a star packed special, Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler, set to premiere on Thursday, September 23 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT.

Recorded at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena before the renowned singer’s death, the live special features tributes, artists’ heartfelt stories of the music icon and grand performances in front of Rogers himself as he announced his retirement and said his final goodbye to the stage.

Artists including Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, Lady A, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town and Reba McEntire are featured in the film as they pay their respects to Rogers by performing some of his most popular hits such as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “She Believes in Me,” “Through the Years,” “Lucille,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and many more.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Country superstar Dolly Parton, a close friend and collaborator of Rogers, will grace the stage for a special tribute where she will share moving memories of her late companion and perform a string of songs that builds up to a sentimental finale with Rogers.

“Kenny Rogers’ enormous impact on Country music was matched only by the love all the artists and fans showed Kenny on this incredible night. We are so thrilled to share this special with his friends, family and fans all around the world as he will remain forever in our hearts,” Executive Producers Keith Wortman and Ken Levitan shared.

Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler, a production of Blackbird Presents, will air on the CBS Television Network and is also available to stream the event live on demand on Paramount+.