Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker Pay Homage to Kenny Rogers on ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’

Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honored the late Kenny Rogers with a special performance on Sunday evening (April…


Andrew Wendowski

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April 5, 2020


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Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley; Photo Courtesy of CBS/ACM Presents: Our Country

Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honored the late Kenny Rogers with a special performance on Sunday evening (April 5) during the ACM Presents: Our Country special on CBS.

Following performances from Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Kane Brown and John Legend, Luke Combs and many more, the trio closed out the show with a beautiful tribute to the late country icon.

Paisley and Rucker joined forces to pay tribute to Rogers with a performance of his hit song “Lucille,” joining each other from their homes via a FaceTime call. The duo also belted out the lyrics to one of Rogers’ best-known hits, “The Gambler.”

“We miss you, Kenny Rogers,” Rucker said at the conclusion of the performance. “We sure do.” Paisley chimed in.

Luke Bryan then joined in to pay tribute to the Country Music Hall of Famer. Bryan appeared from his couch to sing his rendition of Rogers’ crossover hit, “Coward of the County.”

“We love you, Kenny, Thank you so much for all of your musical contributions,” Bryan concluded.

Kenny Rogers passed away of natural causes on Friday, March 20 at the age of 81.

ACM Presents: Our Country aired on Sunday (April 5) at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The two-hour special also included performances from Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and many more. The show also showcased clips of artists’ favorite moments the ACM Awards’ 55-year history.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.