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Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton Perform Final Concert Together

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton Perform Final Concert Together

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton perform at "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

By    |   Friday, 27 October 2017 06:36 AM

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton appeared on stage for the last time Wednesday night during Roger's final concert, literally dropping the microphone as they exited the stage together at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, USA Today reported.

Rogers and Parton performed their hit duet "Islands in the Stream" together before wrapping up the "All In For the Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration," the newspaper said.

Parton was one of 20 artists who honored Rogers, 79, including Kris Kristofferson, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, and Elle King, USA Today noted.

"How about me and you go out like rock stars?" Parton asked Rogers before holding their microphones out in front of them, dropping them on stage and walking off arm-in-arm.

Rogers, who announced in 2015 that he would be retiring, sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, according to TV Guide. Known as a country music star, his biggest hits, like "The Gambler," "Lady," and "She Believes in Me," had huge crossover appeal as well, noted the magazine.

Overall, he had 24 No. 1 hits, six CMA Awards and three Grammys. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and was voted the "Favorite Singer of All Time" in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People magazine, noted USA Today.

Rogers performed with the rock band First Edition from 1967-1976 before going solo, the newspaper said. Some of his former First Edition bandmates joined him on stage.

Reba McEntire, who sang the Rogers' hit "Reuben James," called the diverse group of those honoring the singer a "family reunion," the newspaper said.

"We're family here in Nashville. We stick together," said Wynonna Judd, per USA today. She sang "You Turn the Light On" while joining her mother Naomi Judd for "Back to the Wall."

On Tuesday, Rogers was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame, with his cement star joining those of other music greats like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton on Nashville's Walk of Fame, The Tennessean reported.

"This was, believe it or not, my last thing on my bucket list," Rogers said at the ceremony, The Tennessean reported. "You know, I've been doing really well, and I realized that I really didn't have Nashville acceptance. I wasn't country in the sense of Johnny Cash and those guys, and I knew it...So gradually, music caught up to me."

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton appeared on stage for the last time Wednesday night during Roger's final concert, literally dropping the microphone as they exited the stage together at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
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