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For the most part, Kenny Rogers plans on slowing things down following his retirement next year. The 77-year-old country legend decided to retire from country music in order to spend more time with his 11-year-old twin boys.
“Once I finish [my farewell tour], I am home with my boys,” Rogers says in an interview with The Columbus Dispatch. “We have a bucket list. I took ’em to Africa and. . .[recently] to Niagara Falls.”
Even though Rogers doesn’t plan on touring any more, he says that he’s going to continue singing, and he also has some other really big plans for his retirement.
“We’re putting together a concept called Kennyworld.”
At first, we couldn’t help but wonder if he was joking, and just making a reference to his good friend Dolly Parton‘s famous amusement park, Dollywood.
But as it turns out, Rogers is completely serious about building a Kennyworld sometime in the future.
“We’ll have an outdoor theater there; I’ll try to create a South by Southwest atmosphere and make it a place where other entertainers want to come,” Kenny says, adding, “I’ll probably perform six nights a year there.”
We can’t wait to see if Kennyworld really will happen!
In the meantime, enjoy watching him perform his hit song “The Gambler” live at Dollywood.
What do you think about Rogers’ idea to build a Kennyworld during his retirement?
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