We’ve got an extra special tribute to country legend, Kenny Rogers, featuring the Ultimate Legends Showband and Ronny Craig as emcee. Singing sensations Marty Edwards will perform as Rogers in a recreation of their former Real Love tour. This tribute act has everything you love about Rogers.
In order to enjoy this tribute show to its fullest, we want you to know as much as possible about Kenny Rogers. We challenge you to take this fun trivia quiz in order to find out how well you know your country music!
Q: What year did Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton release their duet, “Islands in the Stream?”
A: 1983. This smash hit was written by the Bee Gees. Its title is taken from an Earnest Hemingway novel published in 1970. It catapulted to number one on various music charts and became certified Platinum for selling over two million copies.
Q: Which song became the first number one hit in Kenny Rogers’ solo career?
A: “Lucille.” Released in 1977, the song launched Rogers’ solo career into success. It was named the Country Music Association's Single of the Year and was certified Gold.
Q: Which Kenny Rogers song told a story so captivating that it was made into a TV movie?
A: “The Gambler.” The story told through this song appealed to both country music and pop music fans. “The Gambler” TV movie starred Rogers in the title role and became the longest running television miniseries, with four sequels. Rogers’ starring role in “The Gambler” miniseries launched a second career as an actor.
Q: What was the name of Rogers’ first band?
A: The Scholars. Rogers formed his first band in high school in 1956. The Scholars were successful with a performance on American Bandstand.
Q: How old was Rogers when “The Greatest” and “Buy Me a Rose” became number one hits?
A: 61. In the year 2000, Rogers was the oldest music artist to have a number one solo record in chart history in any format. Rogers also received the esteemed Diamond Award by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), celebrating the success of his Greatest Hits album, which has currently sold over 24 million copies.
Q: Which song is considered to the biggest of Rogers’ career?
A: “Lady.” With Rogers’ distinctive throaty voice, his romantic country ballad, “Lady,” quickly became a favorite classic. Some other well-known classic romantic hits by Rogers include, “Through the Years,” “She Believes in Me” and “You Decorated My Life.”
Treat yourself to this talented tribute show and experience one of the finest country acts ever seen. The Kenny Rogers tribute
show can be enjoyed on April 16 and 17, 2015. Show times are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 2 at the Buffet. Admission is $10 each for general admission and $15 each for VIP. There will be a $2 discount offered on ticket sales for Select, Gold, Platinum and Millionaire members.