CMT To Air Kenny Rogers Tribute With Dolly Parton & Gavin DeGraw At-Home Performances
CMT will air a new special in memory of the late Kenny Rogers. Dolly Parton and Gavin DeGraw are among the performers who will appear during the show. Get all the details on the tribute special here.
On Thursday, CMT announced a special tribute program for country music legend Kenny Rogers. CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares will air on April 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.
Dolly Parton, Gavin DeGraw, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, and more are scheduled to perform during the tribute and benefit special.
CMT announces Kenny Rogers tribute special
Join us for an uplifting special to honor the extraordinary life and legendary music of the late Kenny Rogers, with special performances and appearances from @DollyParton, @GavinDeGraw, @ladyantebellum and more. #CMTGiants https://t.co/IPphvavaEG— CMT (@CMT) April 2, 2020
Seeing as the special will take place during the coronavirus quarantine, the musicians will perform via specially recorded home videos. CMT Giants Kenny Rogers will reportedly also feature archival photos, interviews, and clips of Kenny Rogers.
In addition, the special will raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Kenny Rogers: "Islands in the Stream," "The Gambler" singer
Kenny Rogers died of natural causes at the age of 81 on March 20, 2020. The country and pop music legend was known for hits including "Islands in the Stream" (a duet with Dolly Parton), "The Gambler," and "Coward of the County."
Several country artists paid tribute to Rogers with covers of his songs shortly after his death. But, with this new special, Rogers will get an organized send off with Country Music Television, which will also raise money for COVID-19 relief.
Tune into CMT on April 8 to remember Kenny Rogers. CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares airs at 8 p.m. ET.