10/26/17 - Music legend Kenny Rogers performed his last concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville last night (10/25/17)
It was a full house from country music royalty to rockers, more than two dozen artists took the stage to pay tribute.
It was really a night to sit back and reflect on Rogers’ 70-year career, and he sat on stage with his wife by his side as each artist, from Reba to the Judds and Jamey Johnson, played one of his songs.
“This is very surreal for me. It’s a celebration and yet it’s a marker, yet another marker, of how quickly time is going by, to savor every moment,” said Wynonna Judd.
Of course there were plenty to pick from as he has produced more than 120 hit singles during his career.
And to top it off, the farewell celebration included a once in a lifetime finale with his duet queen Dolly Parton.
The two helped make songs like “Islands in the Stream,” “Love is Strange,” and “You Can’t Make Old Friends” classics.
“I wouldn’t miss this for the world. Yeah, it’s exciting. I see people in the line that I haven’t seen in 20 years, and I think that’s awesome. I would do it for them and certainly I would do it for her,” Rogers said backstage.