After sixty years in the business, Kenny Rogers certainly knows his limits.
Rogers announced his retirement in September 2015 and recently kicked off his farewell tour, appropriately titled The Gambler’s Last Deal. Fans have been rushing to get tickets to see him perform for the last time ever.
He promises to be unlike other artists who launch farewell tours and then eventually come back in a few years. This is it for him.
“I’m 77 years old,” he told USA Today. “I’m in good health now, but my mobility has suffered really badly. I honestly don’t know how much longer I’m gonna last. So I wanted to get out there while I could still sing well.”
He also wants to focus on being a full-time dad to his 11-year-old twin sons, Jordan and Justin.
Over the years, Rogers has had 24 No. 1 singles, 120 million album sales, won three Grammy Awards, and was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“I accomplished much more than I ever set out to do,” he says. “When you run out of things to reach for, then you might as well hang it up and say thank you.”
The Gambler’s Last Deal is scheduled through the fall months and features Grammy Award-winning singer Linda Davis singing his Dolly Parton and Dottie West duets with him.
Are y’all catching him on his final tour? It’ll sure be something you’ll never forget.
Take a look at Rogers and Davis singing “Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer” as a taste of what you’ll see on the tour!