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Kenny Rogers Wows at CMA Music Fest, Rocks Bonnaroo & Performs at Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

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In the past week alone, Kenny Rogers has done more than some artists do in years. On Saturday, he hit the LP Field stage for CMA Fest, on Sunday, he took the stage at Bonnaroo and on Thursday, he hit New York City to perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

At LP Field, Rogers played four songs to a sold-out crowd, and at Bonnaroo, he thrilled the crowd. He was the only artist to play at both events, and at Bonnaroo, he was joined on stage by Lionel Richie to perform “Lady.” He then later joined Phish on stage to perform “The Gambler.” Billboard Magazine called his appearance “spellbinding,” “breathtaking, and “one of the 10 best performances of Bonnaroo 2012.”
 
 On Thursday night, Rogers took the stage in New York City in honor of songwriter, Don Schlitz, the writer of “The Gambler.” Schlitz, who has penned several timeless hits, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.

Kenny is currently on a world tour that will cross the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He is also working on his autobiography, entitled “Luck or Something Like It,” which is scheduled to be released on October 2nd. He will also begin working on a new record with acclaimed producer Dann Huff.
 
Kenny Rogers 2012 Tour Dates

6/15      Luhrs Performing Arts Center – Shippensburg, PA  
6/16      MGM Grand at Foxwoods – MGM Grand Theater – Mashantucket, CT                        
6/20      Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino – Eagle Pass, TX                                       
6/22      IP Casino Resort & Spa – IP Showroom – Studio A – Biloxi, MS                       
7/13      Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, SC                                                                       
7/14      Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA (With Glen Campbell)
7/20      Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino – Coarsegold, CA
7/27      Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion – Gilford, NH (With The Oak Ridge Boys)  
7/28      Parc Beauséjour – Rimouski, QC, Canada                              
8/10      CBS Arena – Christchurch, Addington, New Zealand (With Glen Campbell)                      
8/12      Vector Arena – Auckland, New Zealand (With Glen Campbell)                     
8/15      State Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                    
8/16      State Theatre – Sydney, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                                    
8/18      Darwin Festival – Darwin, N. Territory, Australia         
8/21      Perth Convention Centre – Perth, Australia                                  
8/23      Palais Theatre – Melbourne, VIC, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                                     
8/24      Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, NSW, Australia (With Glen Campbell)                                   
8/26      Gympie Muster Outdoor Festival – Gympie, Queensland, Australia                                      
8/29      Adelaide Festival Theatre – Adelaide, Australia                                              
9/09      Wayne County Fair – Wooster, OH                                                             
9/24      Bloomsburg Fair – Bloomsburg, PA
9/28      Durham Fair – Durham, CT                                                                        
10/12    Arena Theatre – Houston, TX 
10/13    WinStar Casino – Thackerville, OK
10/18    Taipei, Taiwan – National Taipei University Stadium
10/21    Singapore, Singapore – Singapore Indoor Stadium
10/23    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Arena of Stars
10/26    Seoul, Korea – Olympic Hall
 
 Additional tour dates, including the 2012 Christmas & Hits Tour, to be announced.

Blake Shelton & The Band Perry To Pay Tribute To Glen Campbell at GRAMMYS

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Country music rising stars The Band Perry and ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton will be part of a special tribute to Glen Campbell at the GRAMMY awards in February. Glen will join the performance in the tribute to the retiring country star at the 54th Annual GRAMMY awards.

Blake is up for two GRAMMY awards on the night – Best Country Solo Performance for “Honey Bee,” and Best Country Album for “Red River Blue.” The Band Perry earned themselves a nomination for Best New Artist.

The GRAMMY awards air live on CBS on February 12th at 8 pm EST.

George Jones, Glen Campbell To Be Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Grammys.

The Recording Academy announced today their Special Merit Award winners for the 2012 GRAMMY awards. Among the all-genre selections are George Jones and Glen Campbell. The ceremony will take place at a special invitation-only reception during GRAMMY week February 11th, 2012 and a formal announcement of the winners will also appear during the television broadcast of the GRAMMY awards. The GRAMMY awards will be held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2012 starting at 8 pm EST on CBS.

“This year’s honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture,” said President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow. “It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges performers who have made significant contributions to the music industry. The award is determined by vote of the Recording Academy Board of Trustees. Other artists honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 are the Allman Brothers, Diana Ross, Antonio Carlos Jobin, The Memphis Horns, and Gil-Scott Heron. Steve Jobs, Dave Bartholomew and Rudy Van Gelder will recieve the Trustees Award at the same ceremony.

Glen Campbell Reschdules Ryman Show

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Country music great Glen Campbell has been forced to reschedule his Ryman Show due to laryngitis. He was supposed to perform last night, December 5th, but had to cancel last minute because of his illness.

He has rescheduled the show for Tuesday, January 3rd at the Ryman. Refunds are available at original point of purchase, but all tickets will be honored at the gate at the new concert date.

Glen Campbell To Be Honored At CMA Awards

Glen Campbell.

The Country Music Association Awards (CMA) have announced plans to honor Glen Campbell at the 45th annual CMA Awards in Nashville on November 9th. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Vince Gill will perform a tribute for the singer during the two-hour broadcast. The guitar-saluted performs will pay tribute to the highlights of Glen’s career.

Glen Campbell announced that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s earlier this year. He’s currently on his “Goodbye Tour” after releasing his final studio album “Ghost On The Canvas.”

The CMAs will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on November 9th on ABC starting at 8 pm EST. They will once again be co-hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Glen Campbell diagnosed with Alzheimers; will retire

Glen Campbell.

Glen Campbell has been forced to retire earlier than he planned from country music. Six months ago he was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease, after suffering from short-term memory loss. While the disease is still in its early stages; the 76-year old Campbell has decided to release his final album this Summer and have a farewell tour, “The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour.”

His wife, Kim Woolen, went public to People magazine about the disease so fans would understand what was going on if he messes up a lyric onstage.

“Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer. But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wouldn’t want people to think, ‘What’s the matter with him? Is he drunk?”

Campbell’s album, “Ghost on the Canvas,” will still be released August 30th; the same day he launches his final tour. The hall of fame artist formerly had his own CBS show.