Rita Wilson will host a TV benefit particular in honour of late nation music star Kenny Rogers.
The ongoing coronavirus chaos has prevented The Gambler hitmaker’s well-known buddies and friends from celebrating his life in particular person following his dying on 20 March on the age of 81.
But stars together with Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Lady Antebellum are getting collectively nearly to honour his legacy with the CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares occasion, which is to be hosted by Tom Hanks’s singer/actress spouse.
“Kenny Rogers introduced so many to country music. His songs crossed over into many genres,” Wilson stated. “I’ll never forget the evocative angst in Kenny’s voice on Ruby, the unmistakable hooks and his unique, authentic ability to tell a story in The Gambler, and of course, the perfection of his duet with Dolly Parton, Islands in the Stream. Kenny’s impact has been indelible.
“It’s an honour to be internet hosting CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers and to share in a night of Kenny’s songs with so many iconic artists.”
Vince Gill, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Randy Houser, and Rascal Flatts may even take part in the particular, which is elevating cash for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund, for these in the music neighborhood affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Following her battle with coronavirus, alongside Hanks, Wilson may even launch the one Hip Hop Hooray (Remix) in collaboration with hip hop stars Naughty by Nature, with earnings to be donated to the nonprofit.
CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares will premiere on U.S. cable community CMT on Wednesday, with Hip Hop Hooray (Remix) obtainable on Friday.