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Kenny Rogers Celebrates First 50 Years

From his years the rockabilly group The Scholars, to his time with the folk group The New Christy Minstrels, and then the country/rock outfit First Edition (later called Kenny Rogers and The First Edition), to his solo success in country music, Kenny Rogers is set to celebrate his iconic status in music.

He will celebrate by taping a television special, Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on April 10, 2010. The show will be directed by Mark Lucas (Dave Matthews, Kings of Leon) and songwriter Monty Powell will serve as the Musical Director.

Several of Kenny's duet partners over the years are slated to attend the taping, including Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss, Wynonna, and The Oak Ridge Boys. Tickets go on sale for the taping on February 11, 2010 at 9:00am, and can be purchased at, or by calling Ticketmaster.

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