The Centre at Casino New Brunswick Announces Kenny Rogers Christmas & His Hits Through The Years With Special Guest Linda Davis
Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Kenny Rogers will perform holiday favorites and his classic hits as part of his 33rd Christmas tour – Christmas & Hits Through The Years in Moncton on Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m. Special guest for the show is Grammy Award-winner, Linda Davis.
Rogers creates an inviting atmosphere annually with his Christmas & Hits shows, which have become a holiday tradition. It is the only place fans can hear Rogers sing traditional and original Christmas songs such as “Joy To The World,” “White Christmas,” “Mary, Did You Know,” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” – with the help of a local choir and children in each tour city – alongside his big hits, including “Lady,” “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Daytime Friends,” “Lucille,” and “Coward Of The County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” and many others.
Rogers, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a Medallion Ceremony in Nashville in Oct. 2013, has enjoyed a 56-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. He received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Annual CMA Awards in Nov. 2013.
To widespread critical acclaim, Rogers’ latest album, You Can't Make Old Friends was released by Warner Bros. Records in Oct. 2013. It debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, marking Rogers’ 22nd career Top 10 country album. The bold 11-track recording is highlighted by Rogers’ fresh takes on a diverse array of musical styles, including country, soul, folk, rock and even zydeco, and a new duet (and accompanying video) on the title track with long-time friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton, which garnered a Grammy Award nomination.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel observed, “his voice is still an instrument to be reckoned with” and the Associated Press calls You Can’t Make Old Friends “an album that blends the familiar with the challenging, seeking new hits and pursuing new ideas even as he enters the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall.” In a glowing review, Country Weekly noted “you have to give Kenny a ton of credit for being willing to spread his wings in new directions—and even more for pulling it off.”
A trailblazing artist, Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide during his illustrious five-plus decades in show business. He was the first country artist to consistently sell out arenas and quickly became a pop superstar as well – his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's is fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers has recorded 12 No. 1 albums and 24 No. 1 hits – “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” “Coward Of The County,” “Through The Years” and “Islands in the Stream” (with Dolly Parton) 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 one Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums. He 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 six Country Music Association awards.
Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers was voted the “Favorite Singer of All-Time” in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. He continues to receive acclaim for his new recordings and live performances and with the release of his autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It, in 2012, he became a New York Times Best Selling Author.
For more information on Kenny Rogers, visit: /kennyrogers.com on Facebook: /KennyRogersOfficial and on Twitter: /_KennyRogers
Tickets for the Moncton show go on sale this Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show are $39.99 - $69.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at casinonb.ca/casino/
Doors open at 7 p.m. This is an all ages show.