The late Kenny Rogers continues to delight with his posthumous album
The memory of country music icon Kenny Rogers lives on!
Fans of the beloved singer-songwriter have so much to look forward to, as the release of his posthumous album has been announced soon. The music project will be full of previously unreleased gems and rare tracks, including a collaboration with singer Dolly Parton. It would be the first album to be released under Rogers’ name since his death at the age of 81.
A new Kenny Rogers album will be released posthumously in June
More than three years after Rogers passed away peacefully at home, fans began to prepare the bittersweet edition Life is like a song. The June 2 project, “a compelling and emotional song cycle that tells the story of love, life, loss and faith between Rogers and his family,” would include eight songs.
Collected from his archive, curated by his wife Wanda Rogers, the songs were recorded between 2008 and 2011. Some tracks include Lionel Richie’s “Goodbye”, Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” and the highly anticipated collaboration. With Parton: “Tell me what you love.”
The project also includes a cover of the Temptations’ 1968 single “I Wish It Should Rain” and “Love Is a Drug,” a “hard, fist-pumping country-rock anthem” that American Music wrote. Award-winning and long-time collaborator of Kim Carnes.
Although several supporters took to social media to express their joy about the upcoming album PEOPLE A glance at Twitter revealed that a handful of fans have Rogers on their mind every day.
For example, this netizen charged clip of “The Real West” narrator appearing on stage in a white collared shirt and maroon suit, writing, “Kenny Rogers has the most satisfying voice in music.”
A second fan shared link to “The Gambler” single released in 1979 “The World’s Best Country Album… Ever!” as part of his album. project, adding, “There are so many memories with this song 🥰🤗.” A third fan he inquired:
“What happens after you listen to Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler? You press the “replay” button.
“Someone called Kenny Rogers average and now my poor soul needs a bandage. How bold—a fourth person he tweeted. The fifth Twitter user claimed“Kenny Rogers is always 10. RIP Kenny.”
It’s worth noting that the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame inductee’s death was announced by his family in a statement that read:
“The Rogers family is saddened to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 p.m. at the age of 81. Rogers died peacefully at home, of natural causes, under hospice care, surrounded by his family.”
The statement added that his family is planning a “small private service” due to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her family later invited fans to visit the ACM Award nominee’s final resting place at Oakland Cemetery.
The winner of the Country Music Association award was honored by Parton in March 2020
While much of the world felt the loss of Rogers through his music, others, like his longtime friend Parton, felt it on every level. The ‘Jolene’ hitmaker revealed how deep their bond was in a tribute she posted to the ‘You Decorated My Life’ singer on Instagram shortly after his death. In the two-part clip, which was uploaded on March 21, 2020, the “Joyful Noise” actress can be heard saying:
“I know we all know Kenny is in a better place than he is today, but I’m sure he’ll be talking to God for a while today, if he hasn’t already, and asking him to spread light. to this darkness that is going on here. I loved Kenny with all my heart and my heart is broken.”
At one point, Parton held up a framed picture of her and her beloved friend and tearfully told him to “fly high.” The explosion he further noted that the “Coat of Many Colors” singer praised Rogers as a “wonderful person and a true friend” in the accompanying caption.
The post, which has garnered more than 600,000 likes, has flooded thousands of viewers with supportive comments about the “A Smoky Mountain Christmas” actress. While one person claimed that the ‘Coward’s Coward’ actor looked at her, another asked her not to cry.
Several said they felt on top of the world while listening to Rogers’ songs and appreciating his talent.