Country Legend Kenny Rogers to Appear in Pittsfield at the Colonial Theatre Sept. 27 [Berkshire on Stage]

September 24th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Sara
Kenny Rogers will be at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, on September 27, 2012.

Kenny Rogers will be at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, on September 27, 2012.

Live and in person, the real Kenny Rogers will serenade audiences with country classics and contemporaries at The Colonial Theatre on September 27,2012 at 8pm. Of all the great country singers, none has more impersonators than Rogers. This is the real deal.

Known for instantly identifiable, sweet, raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records 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,” and “We’ve Got Tonight” among them. Rogers’ Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide to date. He is the Recording Industry Association of America’s eighth best selling male artist of all time with one Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.

For over five decades, the gifted singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actor, photographer and entertainer has delivered memorable songs, drawing fans from many different backgrounds. “I really, really love what I’m doing,” Rogers says. “People survive longer if they love what they’re doing. Because you just don’t quit.”

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Kenny Rogers, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

December 19th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Kenny Rogers

“I don’t know that I remember. When I was in high school, I had a group that was called the Scholars, which was a huge misnomer because I think we were lucky if we had C averages, but we really liked the Four Freshmen, so we called ourselves the Scholars.

Anyway, we ended up owning a record store when we were in high school, so I don’t know if I ever really bought an album. It was just a little thing called the Scholars’ Record Rack, and it was about 100 square feet, you know, 10×10′. But we broke even or made a little money. It was kind of fun because we were high school entrepreneurs. We sold a lot of records, had no clue about business and probably got broken into once a week.

I listened to the radio a lot, but I don’t know if I even had a record player at that time. I honestly don’t remember actually, physically going out and buying an album.”

Veteran country-pop superstar Kenny Rogers brings his annual “Christmas & Hits Tour” to Proctors in Schenectady at 8pm on Thursday. Billy Dean will be his special guest. Tix are $20, $35, $45, $55 & $70.

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Kenny Rogers, What Is Your Favorite Holiday Song?

Kenny Rogers, What Is Your Favorite Holiday Song?

December 7th, 2010, 10:00 am by Greg

Kenny Rogers

“There’s a song that I sing called ”Til the Season Comes ‘Round Again,’ that’s the last song on my album, ‘The Gift.’ It’s a new song, but I think it’s such a wonderful song for summing up what Christmas is all about. It’s a little like ‘Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire’ [actual title – ‘The Christmas Song’], but it’s got a religious bridge that talks about ‘one night holy and bright.’ It’s really just a wonderful song about warmth and about family and what the purpose of Christmas is really all about. Those kinds of songs are just so very hard to find.

And I also love ‘Chestnuts Roasting’ because I think it allows even those people who are not religiously oriented to feel the spirit of Christmas regardless. And it symbolizes the power of family with its ‘cold-outside, warm-inside’ imagery.”

Kenny Rogers brings his Christmas and Hits Tour to the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls at 8pm on Friday. Tix are $27, $43.50 and $62.

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