//Dolly Parton leads nation musics response to Kenny Rogers dying: A beautiful man and a real good friend

Dolly Parton leads nation musics response to Kenny Rogers dying: A beautiful man and a real good friend

Longtime legend of nation music, Kenny Rogers, died peacefully at his house late Friday and now the music industry‘s largest stars are reacting to the information with touching tributes to the beloved “Gambler.”

Hours after the information broke, Dolly Parton, one in all Rogers’ most notable collaborative companions who toured with the nation icon, posted a tearful tribute to her good friend.

“Effectively, I could not consider it this morning once I acquired up, turned on the TV checking to see what the coronavirus was doing, and so they informed me that my good friend and singing associate Kenny Rogers had handed away,” Parton mentioned in a video filmed inside her house.

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“And I do know that everyone knows Kenny is in a greater place than we’re right this moment however I am for positive he’ll be speaking to God someday right this moment, if ain’t already, and he’ll be asking him to unfold some mild on this darkness happening right here. However I cherished Kenny with all my coronary heart. My coronary heart’s damaged. A giant ol’ chunk of it has gone with him right this moment and I believe that I can converse for all his household, his mates and followers, once I say that I’ll all the time love him.”

Parton then confirmed off a framed {photograph} she had within her house of her and Kenny.

“I simply occurred to have this image once I awakened this morning of us,” Parton mentioned as she broke into tears. “I walked out and thought, ‘Effectively, possibly I am going to maintain that up for everyone,’ so I do know you are unhappy as I’m however God bless you Kenny. Fly excessive, straight into the arms of God. And to the remainder of you, maintain the religion.”

Singers/Songwriters Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers back in 2010

Singers/Songwriters Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers again in 2010
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Blake Shelton took to his Twitter to react to Rogers’ passing, noting that nation music’s loss was far too nice to place into phrases.

“I can not categorical on twitter the impression Kenny Rogers the artist the person had on me. He was all the time very variety and enjoyable to be round. Relaxation In Peace Gambler…,” Shelton wrote.

Rising singer-songwriter Parker McCollum, a local of Texas, referred to Rogers as an “absolute legend” in a tweet.

“RIP to an absolute legend and a Crockett, TX native…Kenny Rogers! Wow!” the 27-year-old wrote on the social media platform.

Nation music star and Fox Nation host John Rich shared his private recollections with the “Gambler” crooner on Friday morning, together with a throwback black and white photograph of the pair.

“I had the massive honor of manufacturing songs with this American Large. He was variety, humorous, and one of many best purveyors of a lyric within the historical past of music. The world will miss you endlessly. Thanks for the a long time of unbelievable music! You outline a era. #RIPKennyRogers,” Wealthy tweeted.

Longtime nation artist Charlie Daniels, 83, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the “Lucille” crooner as he woke as much as the information.

“Thanks Kenny Rogers for being part of our lives for thus lengthy. Your songs are woven into the material of our recollections, classics, that can reside on within the musical coronary heart of a world that can miss you a lot,” Daniels tweeted. “Relaxation in peace Gambler.”

Founding member of the nation trio Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley, recalled opening up for the nation legend years in the past.

“What an ideal man. You may be missed #kennyrogers. This was from 2009 when @ladyantebellum acquired the chance to open up a present in Switzerland for Kenny,” he wrote beneath a photograph of the band with their arms round Rogers. “He actually opened the door for us and touring internationally.”

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Oak Ridge Boys member Joe Bonsall was in disbelief as he shared along with his followers the second he realized of Rogers’ passing.

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“Asleep … when Mary yells ‘Oh Joseph … Kenny Rogers died,'” the tenor wrote on Twitter. “I’m a person of phrases however proper now I’ve none … I’m surprised and heartbroken … I cherished this man … #RestinpeaceKennyrogers #SweetMusicMan.”

“Excessive Value of Dwelling” singer Jamey Johnson credited the “Gambler” for leaving a mark on his childhood.

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“So many songs you sang painted the canvas of my musical youth. Thanks for dedicating your life to enriching the lives of individuals like me along with your reward. Relaxation properly Candy Music Man @_kennyrogers,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.

Rogers, whose music spanned over six a long time, died at his house at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, his household revealed in a press release.

In all, Rogers had 24 No. 1 hits and was the winner of six CMA Awards and three Grammys, the household’s assertion mentioned.

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The famous person’s 1977 hit “Lucille” catapulted his solo profession and he went on to launch “The Gambler” in 1978, which later developed right into a sequence of tv motion pictures which he starred in.

One in every of his largest hits was “Woman,” written by Lionel Richie, was a chart topper for six weeks straight in 1980. Different hits included “You Decorated My Life,” “Every Time Two Fools Collide” with Dottie West, “Don’t Fall In Love with a Dreamer” with Kim Carnes, and “Coward of the County.”

Country music star Kenny Rogers gives his acceptance speech at the ceremony for the 2013 inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

Nation music star Kenny Rogers provides his acceptance speech on the ceremony for the 2013 inductions into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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Rogers and Parton toured collectively, resulting in an HBO live performance particular. In 2013, the singers launched “You Cannot Make Outdated Associates. That very same 12 months, Rogers was a winner of the CMA’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame.

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He obtained a complete of 10 awards from the Academy of Nation Music. In line with the Recording Trade Affiliation of America, Rogers offered greater than 47 million information in the US alone.

The household is planning a personal service “out of concern for the nationwide COVID-19 emergency,” a press release posted early Saturday learn. A public memorial will probably be held at a later date.