He’s charted more than 120 hit singles over the course of a career that has spanned over 50 years, and this weekend he is coming to town. Kenny Rogers, the widely popular singer, songwriter, producer and actor will play before what is sure to be a packed house on Saturday at The Joint in Catoosa. His latest show, "The first 50 years", promises to be packed full of hits.
Rogers has racked up tons of awards throughout his immensely successful career, including the 1977 Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Lucille". The single sold over five million copies, hitting number one on pop charts in 12 countries. His album "Kenny Rogers" reached number one on the Billboard Country Album Chart due in large part to the success of "Lucille".
Over the years Rogers kept the hits coming. "The Gambler", "Lady", "Coward of the County", "Through the Years", "Love Will Turn You Around" are just a few of his biggest hits.
Rogers also has paired with the likes of Dottie West, Sheena Easton and Dolly Parton for popular duets. His 1983 pairing with Parton for "Islands in the Stream" was certified two-times platinum and at the 2005 CMT Music Awards was named Favorite All Time Country Duet.
Rogers has also enjoyed a successful acting career. Starring in 1982’s Six Pack, Rogers played race car driver Brewster Baker who took in five orphans who became his pit crew and helped him make a name for himself on the racing circuit. His most successful starring role was as Brady Hawkes in The Gambler. The five-part, made for television story saw five full-length episodes spanning through 14-years.
It’s not often that a performer of this caliber comes through town, but thanks to the opening of The Joint, this will mark the third big-name act in Tulsa in just over a week. The Joint opened last week with The Doobie Brothers, and treated fans to the hits of Bad Company last night. Rogers packs just as much, if not more, star power than both of the previous two. This is one show that music lovers in Tulsa will not want to miss.
Rogers’ show is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at The Joint, inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa. Doors open at 6 p.m. Internet ticket sales closed Thursday. For ticket information, call 918-384-ROCK.