For Immediate Release - Kenny Rogers
An Evening with Kenny Rogers 'Through The Years World Tour' will play the Morrison Center on Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 7:30 PM. Tickets: $47.50, $57.50, & $75.00 Does not include applicable fees. On sale: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM Tickets available at the Morrison Center Box Office, select Bronco Shops, online at BoiseStateTickets.com or call (208) 426-1110.
Boise, ID - The legendary Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a 55-year-career as a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, distinctive vocalist, and consummate entertainer. Amazingly, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades and scored a hit single in the past six. Not many artists, if any at all, can lay claim to those extraordinary chart accomplishments. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a special Medallion Ceremony in Nashville on October 27th. Rogers recently finished recording a new album, You Can't Make Old Friends, which was released by Warner Bros. Records on October 8th to critical acclaim.
Known for instantly identifiable sweetly raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 52 years in show business. His long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 #1 hits - "The Gambler," "Lady," "Lucille," "She Believes in Me," "Islands in the Stream" (with Dolly Parton), "Coward Of The County," and "We've Got Tonight" among them. His Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide. He is the RIAA's 8th best selling male artist of all time with 1 Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.
Rogers has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammys, 11 People's Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and five Country Music Association awards. It was announced on October 28th that Rogers will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Annual CMA Awards on November 6th (the show will be televised on the ABC Television Network). Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers, voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People, still loves touring and recording new music.
Rogers is one of very few artists who have enjoyed successful careers in such a variety of genres - jazz, folk, rock, country and pop. Houston-born Rogers formed his first band while in high school in 1956, The Scholars and has never quit making music. He played stand-up bass in the jazz group the Bobby Doyle Three, and later became a member of the popular folk group, The New Christy Minstrels. The spotlight started focusing on Rogers when his group, The First Edition, scored their first hit, "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," which was followed by the pop and country chart success of "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."
Rogers consistently finds songs with universal appeal. Through the course of his career, he has attracted fans with an incredible range of music from country to soul to pop. "I've never considered myself a great singer, but I am a great storyteller," Rogers told Billboard magazine, also noting that he feels his strength as an artist is in finding great songs. In the 1980s, Rogers' romantic country hits "Through The Years," "She Believes In Me," "You Decorated My Life," and "Lady" - the biggest song of his career - quickly became classics. "There are a lot of songs that may have initial success but don't linger the period of time those songs have," Rogers says. "They do take a different value in your heart when they have that kind of staying power that represents your success and represents a feeling and a thought. A song like that becomes a part of your soul."