Stars Align For Kenny Rogers Taping

A slew of country and pop singers took part in the recent taping of Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut. Wynonna kicked off the event, according to The Hartford Courant, with a duet with the original members of Kenny's old band The First Edition on “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” 

Other highlights of the evening included Alison Krauss’ version of “But You Know I Love You,” Billy Dean’s turn on “Love Will Turn You Around” and Kenny’s duet with The Oak Ridge Boys on “The Gambler.” To round out the evening, a star-studded group, including Smokey Robinson, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Chris Isaak and Sheena Easton, closed the show with “Islands In The Stream."

Several other performances were pre-taped for the event including Tim McGraw's version of "She Believes In Me," Billy Currington's take on "Lucille" and Darius Rucker's rendition of "Coward of the County."

No air date for the special has been set.

 

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