“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,” Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said in a statement. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”
At 79, Rogers has sold over 120 million albums worldwide and has a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, he is one of the top 10 best-selling male solo artists of all time. His achievements and contributions to the genre of country music make Rogers a natural inclusion on the Nashville Walk of Fame.
Rogers’ 1983 hit duet with Dolly Parton, “Islands In The Stream,” is just one of his 21 No. 1 hits, which also include “The Gambler” and “Lucille.”
Rogers gets his star one day before he performs All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration. The concert will be his last show before retiring.
The Walk of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 1 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and it’s free to the public.