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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.
Cracker Barrel has become a home for country music and Americana, so it’s only fitting for the restaurant to be a part of 2012 CMA Music Fest. Thanks to Cracker Barrel, fans will have the opportunity to meet artists, catch performance and win prizes from artists who have participated in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.
“The success of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program is really due to the passion of the fans,” explains the program’s marketing manager, Julie Craig. ”We want to have a chance to meet them and say thank you, as well as introduce new fans to the great music available at their local Cracker Barrel.”
Representatives from Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program will be on location at both Fan Fair Hall as well as Riverfront Park throughout the festival:
Thursday, June 7:
Dailey & Vincent Autograph Session 11:30 – 12:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Josh Turner Autograph Session 2 – 3:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll You’ve Been Sentenced Game Show 2 – 4:30 PM Hard Rock Cafe
Eden’s Edge Autograph Session 4 – 5:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Friday, June 8:
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 10:30 – 11:30/ 12:30 – 1:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Oak Ridge Boys Autograph Session 2 – 3:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Saturday, June 9:
Teddy Gentry & Best New Nashville: Autograph Session 11:30 – 2:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Teddy Gentry, Garrett Steele, 3 Lanes Crossing, Amber Shalene & Chip Davis
Jason Michael Carroll Performance – Durango Stage 11:30 – 12 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Acoustic Corner
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 12:00 – 1 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC WSM-AM Booth
Sunday, June 10:
The Grascals Autograph Session 10 – 11:00 AM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 11:00 – 12:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Keith Urban has rescheduled his All For The Hall annual benefit show. Joined by an all-star lineup, he will hit the stage of Nashville’s Bridgestone Area on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
The concert, which will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, had to be postponed when Keith received word that he would have to be put on vocal rest after surgery he had to remove a polyp on his vocal chord last November.
The show will feature performances from Keith himself, as well as Vince Gill, Alabama, Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Band Perry, Blue Sky Riders, Diamond Rio, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts and Thompson Square.
Keith stated (click read more):
The Oak Ridge Boys are planning to live chat and Tweet with country music fans tonight to celebrate the release of their new album “It’s Only Natural.” Hosted by Jessica Northerly, the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry will participate in the All Access hosted chat tonight at 8 pm CST. To join the chat, fans can tweet using the hashtag #CMChat and joining the chat room at www.tweetchat.com/room/cmchat. Northerly has been recently named one of the most powerful women on Twitter.
“I have been an Oaks fan since I could remember. Getting to know them through Twitter is one of the greatest things about Twitter. The platform allows stars to engage with their fans unlike any other medium. I am looking forward to celebrating their big day with them.” – Jessica Northerly
”It’s Only Natural” is being sold exclusively through the Cracker Barrel music program. The album features a re-recording of “Elvira.” For the full tracklisting, click the “read more” button.