Kenny Rogers to join Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Veteran singer and songwriter Kenny Rogers is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday.

    Rogers, 74, known for songs like The Gambler and Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town, will be inducted in the "Modern Era" category, the Country Music Association announced.

    The three-time Grammy winner and country-pop crossover artist scored a huge hit with the 1983 duet Islands in the Stream with Dolly Parton.

    Rogers is due to play at the Glastonbury music festival in England in June.

    Parton, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and Willie Nelson are just some of the names to have already been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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