Kenny Rogers‘ career has been nothing short of a dream for both “The Gambler” singer and his fans. But after nearly 60 years in the business, Rogers feels it’s now time for that dream to end.
In September 2015, Rogers stunned fans when he announced his decision to retire. He revealed he wants to spend more time at home with his family, especially his 11-year-old twin sons, Justin and Jordan.
But Rogers knew he had to go out with a bang. So he also announced his plans to embark on a farewell tour, called The Gambler’s Last Deal, in order to celebrate his career with his fans. While other artists sometimes launch a farewell tour only to come back a few years later, Rogers confirmed this tour will be his last.
Although Rogers is going to be pretty busy on tour this year, he still wants to spend as much time with his young sons as possible. That’s why Rogers has made the decision to take Justin and Jordan along with him for several of his upcoming tour dates.
Speaking to Rare Country, Rogers shared that he plans to bring Justin and Jordan with him on tour so they can spend more time together. But beyond that, Rogers hopes he’ll be able to introduce his sons to new places and experiences:
“My goal is to spend some time with them and take them to some places they might not have gone to without me. So, they can look back someday and say, ‘My dad took me there.’ That, to me, is my legacy to them.”
Rogers doesn’t plan on taking Justin and Jordan along to every tour stop, but rather to more of “the unique places” like the U.K. and Asia. Thanks to Rogers, the boys are already shaping up to be seasoned travelers. He took them on an African safari a few years ago, and also bought them new cameras for the occasion.
We’re sure Rogers and his sons will have a great time traveling together on tour. You can watch his full interview about touring with his sons in the video below.
Although we’re sad that Rogers is retiring, we’re glad he gets to share these special times with his two sons.