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Kenny Rogers, Country Music Star, Plans to Retire in 2017

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Singer Kenny Rogers performs onstage during his final world tour 'The Gambler's Last Deal' at the Civic Arts Plaza on June 30 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 05:37 AM

Kenny Rogers will retire from music in 2017, the singer-songwriter announced.

Rogers, 78, said he wants to spend more time with his wife, 49, and their 12-year-old twin sons, the Daily Mail noted.

The country music legend will bring an end to his career after his The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour, which will conclude in Danville, Kentucky in April 2017, the Daily Mail noted.

“I’ve done everything I set out to do," Rogers said, according to the Daily Mail. "Every goal I’ve set, I’ve done that, and there’s a point where you have to say, ‘I’ve had my turn. Let someone else have it,’ and that’s kind of where I am.”

Rogers wasn’t around to see his older children, Christopher, Carole, and Kenny Jr. grow up, and he doesn’t want the same to be the case for his twin boys, Justin and Jordan, who he had with his fifth wife, Wanda Miller.

“I have two older boys and I didn’t get to spend this time with my older boys, and I resent it because it’s a very special time in a kid’s age,” Rogers said, according to the Daily Mail. “My [younger] boys are playing football this year, and we went to watch a game and they were so excited about us being there, and that’s the kind of thing that as a parent you want to be part of as much as you can.”

Rogers said he has no regrets about his decision.

“I thought it was going to be easy because I’m so tired and it’s not as easy for me to get around. I’m not as mobile as I used to be,” he said. “I’ve changed the show totally. The show’s about an hour and a half long, and I go through a chronological look at my life that includes all my music…”

According to Billboard, there’s been "some filming and taping of his farewell show," but the singer said that it will be “more for documentation than for…release.”

Rogers has recorded music and performed for fans around the world for nearly 60 years.

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