Chris Stapleton’s Tribute Performance of “The Gambler” for Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Was Perfection

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You know what the worst saying in the world is? “That guy could sing the phonebook and make it sound good.” It took me many years, but I think that saying could definitely be applied to Chris Stapleton. The man can sing no wrong note and he can do no wrong, whether he’s singing an original or a cover in honor or memory of someone, he always nails it.

Rogers’ iconic hit, “The Gambler” was originally recorded in 1976, but wasn’t a hit until Rogers released it in 1978. The song won a GRAMMY and became Rogers’ nickname.

Stapleton’s performance of “The Gambler” during the All In For The Gambler, Kenny Rogers’ final show was just perfect. By the time Stapleton finished up the tune the entirety of Bridgestone Arena was singing along with him in a way that rarely happens.


But, what’s what Rogers and Stapleton do– bring people together with their music.

Rogers still has a few dates on his calendar throughout the remainder of the year, but this was his final Nashville appearance. All In For The Gambler was produced by Blackbird Productions. It was filmed for broadcast at a later date. Fans can visit www.KennyRogers.com for more information

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