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article imageReview: Kenny Rogers honored at country awards with all-star tribute Special

By Markos Papadatos     Nov 9, 2013 in Entertainment
A few days after Kenny Rogers was officially inducted into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame, he received an all-star tribute at the Country Music Association (CMA) awards.
Jennifer Nettles from the country duo Sugarland serenaded him by singing "Sweet Music Man," which is a tune that Rogers wrote by himself.
Nettles noted that Rogers is one of the "most popular and beloved artists in all of music." "He is one of the most enduring and open-hearted performers of all-time," Nettles said.
Rascal Flatts paid homage to Rogers by singing "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)."
It was followed by Darius Rucker singing Roger's signature tune "The Gambler," where the entire venue was singing along with him on this country classic.
Nettles joined Rogers for a duet of "Island In The Stream" and they got the CMA audience (which consisted of fellow artists) on their feet. This rendition garnered them an enormous standing ovation and all of the aforementioned performances were well-received.
"Kenny Rogers," Nettles exclaimed. "Unbelievable. Now it is my great pleasure to present the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award to my duet partner right here and new Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers," she added.
In his gracious acceptance speech, Rogers stated, "First of all, thank you very much to whoever voted for this. It's been a hell of a month. Hall of Fame last week, and this, this week. I cannot wait to see what next week brings. I appreciate everybody so much for letting me come back and enjoy this."
For more information on Kenny Rogers, visit his official website.
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