PALM DESERT –Kenny Rogers returns in concert at the McCallum Theatre on Monday, Mar. 18 at 8 p.m. Known for his identifiable raspy vocal, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his 52 years in show business. His long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 #1 hits, “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “She Believes in Me,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “We’ve Got Tonight” among them. Rogers is the RIAA’s 8th best-selling male artist of all time with 1 Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.
Kenny has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammys, 18 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and five Country Music Association awards. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Kenny, voted the “Favorite Singer of All-Time” in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People, still loves touring and recording new music.
Through the course of his career, Kenny has attracted fans with an incredible range of music from country to soul to pop. In the 1980s, Kenny’s romantic country hits “Through the Years,” “She Believes In Me,” “You Decorated My Life,” and “Lady” (the biggest song of his career) became classics.
In 1999, after forming his own record company, Dreamcatcher Entertainment, Kenny returned to the charts with the hit “The Greatest” and the follow-up, “Buy Me a Rose,” which hit #1 in 2000. That same year, the Recording Industry Association of America awarded Kenny the prestigious Diamond Award celebrating sales of more than 10 million albums for his Greatest Hits album (sales to date have exceeded 24 million).
“I really, really love what I’m doing,” Rogers said. “People survive longer if they love what they’re doing.”
Tickets are $99, $79, $69 and $39 at mccallumtheatre.com, or call (760) 340-2787. The McCallum Theatre is located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive.