“Coward of The County,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” She Believes in Me,” “Islands In The Stream” and “The Gambler” are just a few of the mega-hits by country legend Kenny Rogers. So it’s no surprise that the 79-year-old singer is being honored with his own star on the Music City Walk of Fame.
“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,” Mayor Megan Barry said. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”
The Music City Walk of Fame recognizes inductees for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration. Rogers will be the recipient of the 80th star.
Rogers will join an elite group of artists who have received their star on the walk of fame, including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jack White, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Emmy Lou Harris, Little Jimmy Dickens, the most recent inductees, Little Big Town and more.
Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m, one day prior to the star-studded celebration “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” taking place at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25.