'Biography: Kenny Rogers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the A&E special

Following Rogers' journey from being a struggling musician to one of the most famous pillars of country music, the documentary will focus on the man who had 120 hit singles to his name


                            'Biography: Kenny Rogers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the A&E special
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Legendary country musician Kenny Rogers passed away on Friday, March 20. A rep for the legend shared in a statement that Rogers "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family." In the wake of the sad news, it's worth noting that A&E is gearing up to air a two-hour documentary on Rogers' legacy as part of a series on specials on phenomenal icons of country music. Produced way before the news of Rogers' passing was announced, here's all you need to know about the special.

Release date:

'Biography: Kenny Rogers' premieres on Monday, April 13, at 9 pm only on A&E.

Plot: 

Following Rogers' journey from being a struggling musician to one of the most famous pillars of country music, the documentary will focus on the man who had a whopping 120 hit singles to his name. Footage from Rogers' 2017 farewell concert, featuring performances from Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Dolly Parton and more will also appear in the special. Taking a look at how Rogers became one of the unmissable icons of the industry, the special will focus on his numerous classic country hits like 'The Gambler,' 'We’ve Got Tonight', and 'Coward of the County.' 

Singer Kenny Rogers performs onstage during his final world tour "The Gambler's Last Deal" at the Civic Arts Plaza on June 30, 2016 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Getty Images)

Creator: 

The documentary is being produced by Blackbird Presents for A&E Network, with Keith Wortman, Ken Levitan, Mark Anstendig, and Robert Rauffer all serving as executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson are also onboard as executive producers for A&E Network.

Trailer:

In a released promo clip from the special, several stars can be seen speaking words of appreciation for the legend who passed away at the age of 81. Live performances and behind-the-scenes moments from Rogers' last 2017 farewell tour and a tribute concert in Nashville, following which he announced his retirement, also make the cut in the clip. Dolly Parton, who collaborated with Rogers in the hit song 'Islands in the Stream', can be seen saying: “Every time you thought he might be down and out he was the comeback kid. I had forgotten myself how many great hit records that Kenny had."

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