Home Tags Posts tagged with "kenny rogers"

kenny rogers

0

Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Jack Clement joined the Country Music Hall of Fame at its museum in Nashville.

Bobby Bare, Kenny Rogers and Jack Clement were honored for their influence on modern Country music at the ceremony attended by Garth Brooks, Kris Kristofferson and Barry Gibb.

Kenny Rogers, whose hits include Lucille and Islands in the Stream, called it the “culmination” of his career.

“I’m flattered, I’m honored and I’m nervous,” the singer said before the ceremony.

Kenny Rogers, 75, helped lead the way for crossover country pop hits and was in a reflective mood.

Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Jack Clement joined the Country Music Hall of Fame at its museum in Nashville

Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Jack Clement joined the Country Music Hall of Fame at its museum in Nashville

“What I’ve realized is that success is not a happening, it’s a journey,” he said.

“I think without this it would have been incomplete.”

Bobby Bare, 78, whose hits include Dee-troit City and How I Got to Memphis, said of his induction: “It means that I will forever be referred to as a hall of famer. It sounds real good.”

Fellow inductee Jack Clement died from liver cancer in August this year at 82, but he had found out five months earlier that he would be honored.

Jack Clement was inducted as a producer, songwriter and performer, having penned some of Johnny Cash’s early hits and been responsible for the famous mariachi horns on Ring of Fire, which was performed at the ceremony.

He also worked with Jerry Lee Lewis and discovered Charley Pride.

0

The last batch of tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013 has sold out, organizers have announced today.

Weekend camping tickets went quickly in just over an hour, before coach packages were snapped up by festival-goers.

The festival’s Twitter feed apologized to people who missed out after “demand far outstripped supply”.

The Rolling Stones, Mumford and Sons and Arctic Monkeys will headline the event in June at Worthy Farm.

Fans could reserve up to four tickets, which cost £205 ($320) plus a booking fee, when the site opened at 09:00 BST.

The last batch of tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013 has sold out

The last batch of tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013 has sold out

Glastonbury Festival organizer Emily Eavis tweeted asking for feedback on the ticketing process which has been criticized in the past for not being able to cope with demand.

Tickets for the event, which had a break last year to rest the fields, cost £10 ($16) more than the previous festival.

The Rolling Stones, who play on the Saturday night, will be performing at the festival for the first time.

Lead singer Mick Jagger said he would call U2 singer Bono for advice about their upcoming performance, following the Irish band’s 2011 headline slot.

More than 190 acts will appear at the event, including country star Kenny Rogers, Primal Scream, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello.

New acts Rita Ora and Jake Bugg will appear on the main Pyramid Stage alongside Rufus Wainwright and festival veteran Billy Bragg.

Glastonbury Festival 2013 takes place from 28 to 30 June.

0

Kenny Rogers has announced fans he is “very excited” to learn he is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

“I think it’s so cool,” Kenny Rogers said in a personal message posted on video sharing site YouTube.

“I’m glad it happened before I died.”

“Everything pales in comparison to this,” the veteran country singer told reporters later.

Singer Bobby Bare and producer “Cowboy” Jack Clement will also be inducted at a ceremony later this year.

Kenny Rogers is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

Kenny Rogers is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

The new inductees will bring the membership of the Country Music Hall of Fame, founded in 1961, to 121.

Already among that number is singer Dolly Parton, with whom Kenny Rogers, now 74, performed on the 1983 duet Islands in the Stream.

Houston-born Kenny Rogers is also known for such country standards as The Gambler and Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.

Last month it was announced he would perform on the main Pyramid stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Bobby Bare, 78, said it was “real huge” to be recognized for a career that has spanned six decades, calling his induction “the culmination of a 19-year-old boy’s dream”.

Jack Clement, 82, played a key role in the careers of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis and later produced tracks for U2’s Rattle and Hum album.

[youtube xe083AmrLS0]

0

Fears are growing for the health of country star Glen Campbell after he was forced to cancel his tour to Australia and New Zealand.

The veteran star, who admitted last year he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, is unable to complete the long flight from the US.

Glen Campbell, 76, was due to star with Kenny Rogers but his spokesman said he cannot cope with the strains of travel.

“Glen is able to comfortably deal with the travel and the shows themselves,” the spokesman said.

“However, as August approaches Glen realizes that due to his Alzheimer’s condition, he cannot handle the extremely long plane trip from Los Angeles to New Zealand and Australia.”

Fears are growing for the health of country star Glen Campbell after he was forced to cancel his tour to Australia and New Zealand

Fears are growing for the health of country star Glen Campbell after he was forced to cancel his tour to Australia and New Zealand

The Australia and New Zealand jaunt would have been the last international run on Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour.

He is taking part in one last concert tour before retiring for good from live performances.

Glen Campbell, who won five Grammys during his recording career, was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this year.

He also performed in the live Grammys telecast in February.

Glen Campbell’s hits include Wichita Lineman, Galveston a year later, and he starred in the John Wayne western True Grit in 1969.

In announcing he was suffering from Alzheimer’s, Glen Campbell said he often forgets the words to his most memorable songs.

His spokesman said Glen Campbell was “very disappointed that he is unable to perform for his New Zealand and Australian fans one last time”.

 [youtube 4qoymGCDYzU]