It was a night for honoring a music icon, and stars came out by the truckload to give their best for the legendary, silver-haired Kenny Rogers. Every performance was special in its own way, but there’s something extra magical when Little Big Town gets its harmonies on. And at the “All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” tribute in Nashville Oct. 25, the band laid them on extra thick when they sang “Through the Years.”
The band’s Karen Fairchild took the lead for the verses, but when Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook joined in on the chorus, it raised goose bumps the size of Mount Everest.
“All In For the Gambler” was a night to honor Kenny as he winds up his final year of performing. Proving that he truly held the royal flush, artists from all genres showed up to remember the greatest of Kenny’s songs. Joining country stars like Little Big Town, the Judds, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson were Elle King, Idina Menzel and the Flaming Lips. And, of course, Dolly Parton was on hand and completed the evening with Kenny’s final duet of “Islands In the Stream.”
Kenny’s “The Gambler’s Last Deal” tour does continue through December when he’ll be adding in performances from his beloved Christmas tour.