“Kenny Rogers: All in for the Gambler to Be Broadcast Thursday, Sept. 23 on CBS
The life and legacy of country music legend Kenny Rogers is honored in a new star-studded concert special, KENNY ROGERS: ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER, to be broadcast Thursday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on the CBS app and Paramount+. Filmed at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville before Rogers’ untimely passing, the live concert features on-stage tributes, artists’ anecdotes and inspiring songs performed in front of the music icon himself, as he bid farewell to perform and announced his retirement.
Featured artists, including Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, Lady A, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town and Reba McEntire, sing some of Rogers’ greatest hits, such as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “She Believes in Me,” “Through the Years,” “Lucille,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and more. In a special tribute, Rogers’ dear friend and longtime duet partner, global superstar Dolly Parton, takes the stage to share touching memories and anecdotes about Rogers, performing a series of songs that culminate in an emotional finale featuring Rogers himself.
“Kenny Rogers’ enormous impact on country music was matched only by the love all the artists and fans showed Kenny on this incredible night,” said executive producers Keith Wortman and Ken Levitan. “We are so thrilled to share this special with his friends, family, and fans all around the world as he will remain forever in our hearts.”
KENNY ROGERS: ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER is a production of Blackbird Presents. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer, with Ken Levitan as an executive producer.