Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Kenny Rogers Exhibit
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will be paying tribute to Kenny Rogers in an upcoming exhibit this fall.
‘Kenny Rogers: Through the Years’ will begin its run in the museum’s east gallery on Aug. 15, and remain on display through June 14, 2015.
“Kenny Rogers redefined and elevated country music superstardom in every sense,” says the museum’s director, Kyle Young. “He blurred traditional genre lines and substantially expanded the core demographics of country music’s audience, all by being true to his unique artistic vision. His versatility is astounding. We could not be more thrilled to share this detailed presentation of his story.”
The exhibit will take visitors through Rogers’ career, which includes 21 Billboard No. 1 country hits, one diamond album, 19 platinum albums and 31 gold albums. Rogers has also received three Grammy awards, six CMAs and eight ACMs, including the 1978 award for Entertainer of the Year. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year that he received the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rogers’ most recent album, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ was his 22nd release to hit the Top 10 on the country charts, landing at No. 9.
“I can honestly say this may be the best album I’ve ever recorded,” he says. “I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I wanted to really stretch my boundaries and do something a little different … We chose what I think are the most diverse and best songs I’ve ever had access to.”
‘Kenny Rogers: Through the Years’ begins on August 15. The museum will host an ongoing series of programs throughout the duration of the exhibit.