Artist Paying Respects To Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers, The Gambler, he was an icon of music whos career as an American Singer songwriter, actor, record producer as well as an entrepreneur that has spanned over multiple decades and has had an impact in millions of lives thanks to his world renown music and collaborations. Over the years Kenny Rogers has given advice, shared the stage, and simply blessed all those around him. Below are a few statements from a few artist who hold Kenny Rogers in high regard.


“The world has lost a great artist and interpreter of songs. I had the honor of announcing his election to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and was thrilled when I realized how much it meant to him. Even after all the other honors he had won, he was truly excited about this one. His accomplishments will live forever.”
–Bill Anderson

Miley Cyrus, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Billy Ray Cyrus
(Photo Courtesy: Billy Ray Cyrus)

“No one bridged the gap between country and pop more often and better than K R. He will be missed but his music and diverse style of story-telling will live on forever.”
–Billy Ray Cyrus

David Bellamy, Kenny Rogers, Howard Bellamy (Photo Courtesy: Bellamy Brothers)

“Going back to the late 70s and early 80s, we played a lot of dates together. He was one of the first artists to have a stage in the round, in the middle of the arena. He was also an accomplished photographer, and he shot some portraits of Howard and me. We really got to know Kenny through the years and are thankful for the memories. Love and prayers to his family.”
–David Bellamy, Bellamy Brothers

“I had so much respect for Kenny Rogers – he was from Houston, Texas too. He was a truly unique vocalist and artist who easily transitioned from a group (First Edition), a duo, solo artist and actor. If he did it, it was the best.”
–Gene Watson

“Kenny Rogers was a dear family friend and he was one of the kindest, nicest guys. A true gentleman. I had the privilege sharing the stage with him as well as on screen, in the film Rio Diablo. The Judds were honored to celebrate him a few years ago during his tribute concert. Rest In Peace, Kenny. We love you. ”
–Naomi Judd

“Not just my hero, but my friend. Thank you for your guidance my brother. The world has lost the greatest storyteller.”
–Phil Vassar

“Hearing Kenny Rogers’ magnificent voice singing MY lyrics, my music, to ‘I’m Missing You,’ that was definitely a highlight! When KR sang that song, he OWNED it. What a talent and what a sweet man. Kenny, you certainly made this world a better place. Rest In Peace my friend.”
–Steve Wariner

Grayson Tucker, Layla Tucker, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Rogers, Presley Tucker (Photo Credit: Derrek Kupish/dkupish productions)

“What a career, what a talent, what a legacy. Now this world is left with a big shadow, center stage where Kenny Rogers stood. No one else can take his place. Now he’s taken his place amongst the Heavenly stars. It’s a very sad day for all of us. But God is smiling. Rest easy my friend.”
–Tanya Tucker

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