FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2010
With Guest: Billy Dean
Sunday, November 7th, 2010 at 8:00PM Encana Events Centre – Dawson Creek
Tickets are available by visiting the Tiger Box Office Plus at the Encana Events Centre and by visiting the Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet at the Dawson Creek Co-op Mall, by phone at 1-877-339-TIXX (8499), and online at www.dawsonco-optickets.com. $49.00, $59.00 and $69.00 plus applicable fees.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th @ 10:00AM PMT
(Dawson Creek, BC) Global Spectrum, operators of the Encana Events Centre and the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field, welcome Kenny Rogers with special guest Billy Dean to Dawson Creek, BC.
By now, Kenny Rogers has become such an icon that it’s easy to forget how he got there. Having recorded more than 65 albums which have sold over 100 million records worldwide Rogers is an American Icon who is in the same league as The Beatles, Elton John and Elvis Presley. Rogers has won three Grammy awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and five Country Music Association awards and he still loves touring, and recording new music.
Just look at the titles: “Lady,” “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” “The Gambler,” “She Believes in Me,” “Islands in the Stream,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Buy Me A Rose.” Not a ditty among them. Then listen. The sweetly raspy vocals are instantly identifiable as Kenny Rogers – he sounds like nobody else. More importantly, he inhabits each song, making it vivid and tangible. For five decades, Rogers has delivered memorable songs, drawing fans among rock, pop, soul and country audiences.
When one singer makes such an indelible mark, that’s not mere luck or even simple talent. “I really, really love what I’m doing,” Rogers says. “People survive longer if they love what they’re doing. Because you just don’t quit.”
The spotlight started focusing on Rogers when the group got their first hit, “I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” Within a year the band was called Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, and his distinctive voice led the group to both pop and country chart success with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” written by Mel Tillis. The double-genre success struck again with “Reuben James,” and the group landed their own TV variety show.
In 1974, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition disbanded, leaving Rogers at a crossroads. Disillusioned with the fickleness of the pop world, but not with music itself, he searched for a direction to take his solo career. Impressed by the loyalty of country fans that supported their favorite artists long after they had disappeared from radio, Rogers looked to country. He’d already had some success among country fans with the First Edition and he was drawn to the type of story songs that populated the genre. It was the perfect transition for him. “Love Lifted Me,” went Top 20 in 1975, but it was the
“Lucille” that shot him into the stratosphere. Tops at country, it also succeeded on the pop chart, was named the CMA’s Single of the Year and was certified Gold.
In 2006 Rogers, released yet another hit single “I Can’t Unlove You” from the album “Water & Bridges” Produced by the award-winning Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Faith Hill), the album yet again put Kenny Rogers back on the charts and continued to further solidify his significance and continued viability in the music world.
“I’ve always been like a boomerang.” Rogers says. “You can throw me away, but you can rest assured that I’m coming back. It’s not necessarily about success for me. It’s not about being the biggest star in the world. I think for all intents and purposes, if you go back to the peak of my career, I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish. To do that again doesn’t excite me. But to just be there and to be a force and have people care about what you’re recording, that’s the greatest gift you can have.”
Kenny Rogers is a man constantly seeking new challenges, new ways to maintain excitement both for himself and his fans. Most of all, he is exactly as he seems; a proud man, but also a sincere, honest one, unfazed by his success and largely unimpressed by his own accomplishments. And with 2008 marking his 50th Anniversary in show business, Kenny’s fans around the world can expect some announcements and surprises later this year.
For more information about Kenny Rogers Visit: http://kennyrogers.musiccitynetworks.com/